Craig Ganz > Ballard Spahr LLP > Phoenix, United States > Lawyer Profile

Ballard Spahr LLP
SUITE 1800
PHOENIX, AZ 85012-2518
United States

Work Department

Litigation, Banking and Financial Services Industry Group, Non-Bank Lending Team


Partner and Co-Leader of Ballard Spahr’s Non-Bank Lending Team


Craig Ganz is Co-Leader of Ballard Spahr’s Non-Bank Lending Team, and is also a member of the firm’s Banking and Financial Services Industry Group. He focuses primarily in the areas of real property, restaurant/hospitality, and finance/banking law. He frequently counsels clients on strategies ranging from asses acquisitions and disposition, to leveraged transactions on both the buy and sell side.


The Best Lawyers in America, Real Estate Law, 2017-2019;

Named “Rising Star – Arizona” by IFLR 1000 for restructuring and insolvency, 2018;

Named a Southwest Super Lawyer, Business Litigation, super Lawyers magazine: 2015-2019;

Named as a Southwest Super Lawyers “Rising Star”, Business Litigation, Super Lawyers magazine, 2012-2014


Co-author, “Ninth Circuit Allows Leases To be Stripped in Section 363 Sale,” Ballard Spahr alert, July 18, 2017

Co-author, “Ninth Circuit Finds that 1111(b) Deemed-Recourse Rights Do Not Survive Foreclosure of Underlying Property,” The Bankruptcy Strategist, July 2017

Co-author, “Landlords, Beware! When Does the § 502(b)(6) Calculation Start?” American Bankruptcy Institute Journal, August 2016

Co-author, “Beware of Fed. R. Bankr. P. 7008: Seeking Attorneys’ Fees in Adversary Proceedings,” American Bankruptcy Institute Journal, March 2013





America Bankruptcy Institute;

Maricopa County Bar Association;

International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC);

National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT);

NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Development Association;

Judge Pro Tem, Maricopa County Superior Court

Arizona Foundation for Legal Services, Governmental Relations Committee, past Board Member (2005-2007)


Southwestern Law School (J.D. 2001)

Trial Advocacy Honors Program

University of Arizona (B.A. 1997)

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Real estate > Real estate investment trusts (REITs)

Ballard Spahr LLP advises public and private REITs on complex corporate, securities, tax, real estate, and bankruptcy law issues. HCP is a longstanding REIT client that invests primarily in real estate serving the US healthcare industry; the team recently advised HCP, as borrower, on a new $2bn unsecured revolving credit facility and a $750m at-the-market equity offering. Charles Moran and Douglas Fox, and Craig Ganz in Phoenix, are experienced advisers. Thomas Bashore II is a notable of counsel. The attorneys recommended are in Baltimore unless otherwise stated.