Ballard Spahr LLP - Paralegal - Real Estate Development Mixed Use & Condo and Multifamily Development

Emily Goodall

Ballard Spahr LLP - Paralegal - Real Estate Development Mixed Use & Condo and Multifamily Development

Ballard Spahr LLP has an exciting opportunity available in the Washington DC office for a Paralegal to assist the Mixed-Use, Condominium and Multifamily Development Practice Groups.  The ideal candidate will be handling a range of administrative tasks, research and standard document drafting.  This person must be an organized, flexible, multitasker, who enjoys the challenges of working with a busy team of attorneys, well as government agencies in the District, Maryland and Northern Virginia. This is a hybrid position and offers a work schedule of 3 days a week in the office.

The Paralegal will undertake a range of administrative tasks and responsibilities that coordinate the activities of the practice group.  Examples of these activities are assisting attorneys with compiling and organizing documentation for filing with the requisite government agencies for land use/zoning approvals and condominium and other common interest developments; maintaining a calendar of relevant dates; recording documents and handling the process for the approval and recordation of plats in DC and other jurisdictions; basic research, standard document drafting. Additional duties may include assisting attorneys in monitoring legislative and master plan actions in various jurisdictions; preparing property summaries related to zoning and subdivision status; and conducting review of newly enacted legislation for client summaries.

Demonstrated ability to multitask with attention to detail and within a busy team environment. Ability to organize multiple projects is required. Excellent writing, technical, interpersonal, research and organization skills are essential to be successful in this position. Candidates must have a proven track record of being able to communicate effectively and meet deliverables.

A bachelor’s degree and two or more years of prior law firm, in-house legal department, title company or other commercial real estate corporate experience. Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act (TOPA) and/or Right of First Refusal (ROFR) experience a plus. Intermediate-level skills working with Microsoft Office applications, document management systems and time-keeping software are necessary.  Must be able to work overtime when needed. 

Ballard Spahr is committed to increasing diversity in the legal profession and to supporting the communities where we live and work. People from all backgrounds are valued and integrated into every part of the firm. Diverse candidates including women, people of color, members of the LGBTQIA+ community, veterans, and individuals with a disability are encouraged to apply.

The health, safety and well-being of our Ballard community is a top priority. Therefore, all lawyers and staff are required to be fully vaccinated. We believe this is the most prudent position to take in order to meet our obligation to provide a safe workplace. The firm will provide exemptions and accommodations for medical and religious reasons consistent with applicable law.

The Firm is not accepting resumes from search firms for this position.


Ballard Spahr LLP offers excellent compensation, a comprehensive benefits package and a generous paid time off program is offered.  For immediate consideration, please visit and apply online. 


Ballard Spahr is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a culturally diverse environment. The firm encourages applications from a diverse pool of candidates, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, age, national origin, handicap or disability, citizenship, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, transgender status, sex stereotyping, genetic information, ancestry, veteran status or any other category protected by applicable law.