The law firm Ballard Spahr has named Bart I. Mellits chairman of its real estate department.
In his new role, Mellits will lead a department of 110 lawyers in 11 of the firm's 13 offices. Mellits held a variety of leadership positions at the firm, serving as vice chairman of the real estate department and a member of the firm's elected board.
Mellits succeeds Michael Sklaroff, who established the department at Ballard Spahr 25 years ago. According to the firm, Sklaroff will ‘continue his active practice in real estate development, land use and eminent domain.’