Ballard Spahr to Merge With Lindquist & Vennum

Move will boost Ballard Spahr to 650-plus attorneys, bolster Denver bankruptcy practice

An Am Law 100 firm is about to make a deeper investment in Denver.

Ballard Spahr and Lindquist & Vennum announced Tuesday they agreed to merge at the beginning of next year. The pending deal would have the firms combining offices in Denver, and the Ballard Spahr brand would gain its first two locations in the Midwest.

Ballard Spahr, which has locations in Boulder and Denver, will have more than 650 attorneys across 15 U.S. offices after the merger. Lindquist & Vennum currently has more than 150 attorneys across its offices in Denver, Minneapolis and Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

With the merger, Ballard Spahr makes a big play for the Midwest region. Minneapolis will be home to Ballard Spahr’s largest office beside its Philadelphia location.