Emilie R. Ninan is a Partner at Ballard Spahr LLP, and Chair of the firm’s Public Finance Department. She is a member of Ballard Spahr’s Expanded Board, where she oversees national strategy and administration for the firm’s Public Finance Department across the country.
Emilie assists clients with obtaining lower-cost capital financing through the issuance of tax-exempt bonds. Emilie serves as bond counsel, underwriter’s counsel, borrower’s counsel, issuer’s counsel, or trustee’s counsel on a variety of municipal bond financings, including general obligation, revenue, conduit, utility system, health care, affordable housing, manufacturing, and educational facility bond transactions. In such capacity, Emilie has advised nearly every major bond issuer (including all three counties), municipality, hospital, and higher educational facility in the State of Delaware.
In addition to her public finance practice, Emilie represents corporate, banking, government and nonprofit clients in commercial real estate lending matters, contract negotiation, and other finance transactions. She also advises on Uniform Commercial Code matters and delivers formal legal opinions in connection with various business transactions.
She was a member of trade mission delegation to India led by former Delaware Gov. Jack Markell, and has received recognition and won several awards, including most recently, a recipient of SABA Philadelphia Legal Excellence Award for Professional Achievement in 2018. She has been profiled by Law360 in as a “Female Powerbroker,” and recognized as an Influential Woman in Business in Delaware Today.
She holds a JD from Georgetown University Law Center, an MBA from Georgetown University School of Business, and BBA from Temple University.