BOULDER — Ballard Spahr LLP, a Philadelphia-based law firm, has expanded into Boulder, the firm’s 15th office nationwide.
Joining the firm as partners were Carin M. Cutler, Nathan E. Seiler and Steven N. Dupont, formerly with boutique Boulder law firm Gross Cutler Seiler Dupont. The three will focus on corporate and securities, mergers and acquisitions, licensing and strategic transactional matters for emerging growth and venture-capital clients.
“We were looking for a particular mix of skill and experience, and we found it in this group,” Ballard Spahr’s chairman, Mark Stewart, said in a prepared statement. “The people drove the decision to expand to Boulder. The entrepreneurial nature of the Boulder area, coupled with our established presence in Denver and in the Western United States, made this a particularly advantageous opportunity.”
Stewart noted that Boulder is “a growing hub for emerging growth companies and venture capital and private-equity investments in the life sciences, technology, natural products and other high-growth sectors.”
Ballard Spahr employs more than 500 lawyers in the United States.