Bart Mellits > Ballard Spahr LLP > Philadelphia, United States > Lawyer Profile

Ballard Spahr LLP
United States

Work Department

Real Estate




Bart I. Mellits has more than 30 years of experience representing developers, owners, and institutions in a wide range of real estate projects and transactions. His experience encompasses development, joint ventures, sales, acquisitions, leasing, and loan transactions, as well as real estate workouts. He also counsels a variety of Fortune 500 companies and nonprofit clients on real estate issues affecting their businesses. Bart is a member of the firm’s Elected Board and is the former Chair of the firm’s Real Estate Department.

Bart has led legal efforts on real estate-related projects for public and private universities, national lending institutions and national retailers, in addition to national, regional, and local developers. He has worked on a broad range of projects, including research parks, hospitals and medical office buildings, shopping centers and malls, corporate headquarters, industrial and warehouse facilities, multifamily residential properties, and hotels.

Admissions: New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania


New Jersey Bar Association

New York Bar Association

Pennsylvania Bar Association

Philadelphia Bar Association, Business Law Section and Real Property Section


George Washington University Law School (J.D. 1984)

Georgetown University (B.A. 1981)

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Real estate > Real estate

A nationwide team with ‘outstanding legal expertise and deep industry knowledge’, Ballard Spahr LLP is regarded for its development and financing work in condominiums, hospitality and mixed-use projects. From Baltimore, practice chair Amy McClain is well known for her expertise in development and securing funding for affordable housing projects. Thomas Hauser is another real estate finance specialist in the same office. Other recommended lawyers include Tina Makoulian and Bart Mellits in Philadelphia and Roger Winston in Washington DC, head of the mixed-use department.