Philadelphia Mastermind Group

Meeting Champions: Bart Mellits and Mike Sklaroff

Bart MellitsBart Mellits is the Chair of the Real Estate Department, Partner, member of the elected board and expanded board in the law firm of Ballard Spahr. Bart’s practice is focused in a variety of leasing, acquisition, development, loan and workout real estate transactions. He received his BA degree, cum laude from Georgetown University and his law degree from George Washington Law School where he was the Associate editor of the George Washington Journal of International Law and Economics. He has been recognized by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (2009-2015), Best Lawyers in America (2009-2016).

Michael SklaroffMichael Sklaroff is former Chair of the Real Estate Department. His practice encompasses real estate development (corporate headquarters, office buildings, industrial facilities, port facilities, power centers, family entertainment centers, hotels, new town centers, condominium and other residential complexes, and cultural facilities); real property tax and eminent domain (pharmaceutical research and development facilities, power generating stations, refineries and fuel depots, corporate headquarters, manufacturing facilities, transportation facilities, rail corridors, multifamily housing, development parcels, outdoor advertising and telecommunications facilities, and shopping centers); zoning and land use (television, radio broadcasting, outdoor advertising and telecommunications, office, retail, commercial, suburban residential, parking, industrial parks, hospitals, hotels, museums, condominiums, university facilities, and urban mixed-use development); and serving as counsel to cultural institutions (orchestra, museum, and medical associations). He is Team Leader of the Eminent Domain Group.


Pennoni Associates Inc. provides engineering and design consulting services to local, state, and federal government clients, as well as private, commercial, industrial, construction, and other professional firms in the United States. Its services include construction, energy and sustainability, environmental services, fabrication inspection, geotechnical services, laboratory materials testing, land development, landscape architecture, municipal services, planning, structural services, survey and geomatics, transportation, and water/waste water services; and mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection engineering services. The company also provides consulting, and precise project planning and management services to industrial and automotive sectors; and engages in new and retrofit design projects for public agencies, corporations, and developers. It serves civic and community, design/build, education, emergency response, energy audits and planning, healthcare and pharmaceutical, infrastructure, international, leisure and entertainment, mining and minerals processing, and oil and gas service markets; industrial facilities; and commercial, retail, and residential industries. The company was founded in 1966 and is headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with additional offices in New Jersey, Delaware, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maryland, Virginia, and New York.
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