Retired Ballard Spahr partner Richard R. Goldberg died May 9 at the age of 80, according to an obituary from the firm.

Goldberg joined Ballard Spahr’s real estate department as a partner in 1994 and became senior counsel at the firm in 2009. He retired in 2011. His practice was focused on shopping center, hotel and mixed-use developments, complex financings for lenders and borrowers, and large-scale portfolio acquisitions and dispositions.