Mellits succeeds Sklaroff at Ballard Spahr

    •  Bart I. Mellits
      Bart I. Mellits

Bart I. Mellits is now chairman of the Ballard Spahr Real Estate Department, taking the reins from department founder Michael Sklaroff.

Mellits' has worked on a wide variety of commercial projects, biotech parks, university research facilities, medical and other office office buildings, warehouse and distribution facilities, regional shopping centers and hotels. He has previously served as vice chair of the real estate department and a member of Ballard Spahr's elected board. As chairman, he will lead 110 lawyers in 11 of the firm's 13 offices, according to a company press release.

Sklaroff established the department at Ballard Spahr 25 years ago. Sklaroff was part of the development of many landmark buildings in the region, including the Philadelphia orchestra's home at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. “He will continue his active practice in real estate development, land use, and eminent domain,” the press release states.

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Kellie Patrick Gates writes about planning, neighborhood development and the Central Delaware Waterfront. A journalist for more than two decades, she  worked for daily newspapers in Central Pennsylvania, Upstate New York and South Florida before coming to Philadelphia in 2003 to write for the Inquirer. Her work has appeared on PlanPhilly since 2007, and she also writes Love, the Inquirer's weekly wedding column. A native of Elk County, Pa., Kellie lives with her husband, Gary, and their dog and two cats.

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