Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP has announced the opening of its Phoenix office with two former Fennemore Craig partners, Karen McConnell, regarded as one of Phoenix's leading corporate lawyers, and Stephen Savage, the long-standing former chair of Fennemore Craig.
Mr. Savage will serve as the managing partner of Ballard's Phoenix office. The opening of the firm's Phoenix office follows the announcement recently of the addition of its new office in Las Vegas.
Ms. McConnell has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions and over the last decade has represented buyers and sellers in more than 300 asset and stock-based transactions.
Mr. Savage's practice focuses on business planning and corporate, commercial and real estate transactions.
With its move into Arizona, Ballard now has nine U.S. offices, including four offices in the western United States - Phoenix, Denver, Las Vegas and Salt Lake City.
Robert B. McKinstry, one of the founding members of Ballard Spahr's Environmental Group, has co-authored the Biodiversity Conservation Handbook published by the Environmental Law Institute in May 2006. The Biodiversity Conservation Handbook is a comprehensive resource for individuals interested in, or working on biodiversity at the private, state or local level. Land use attorneys and planners will find advice, tools and techniques to combat the loss of biodiversity. Mr. McKinstry is of counsel to the Litigation Department and the Environmental Group at Ballard Spahr.