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

Ballard Spahr LLP
3300 NORTH CENTRAL AVENUE
SUITE 1800
PHOENIX, AZ 85012-2518
United States

Work Department

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

Position

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

Career

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.

Awards:

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

Publications

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

Admissions:

Arizona

California

Memberships

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)

Education

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.