February 24, 2011 — Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC is pleased to announce the promotions of five attorneys to shareholder, 14 to counsel and one to senior attorney. The promotions were effective as of February 1, 2011.

Promotions to shareholder included Matthew T. Corso in Philadelphia, Timothy P. Palmer in Pittsburgh, Kristi A. Davidson in New York and Christopher J. Dalton in Newark.

Promotions to counsel included Travis D. Boone and Christopher L. North, Ph.D. in Alexandria, Brian A. Casal, Barbara A. Forte, David L. Hackett, Elizabeth Luening Long and Joseph P. Sirbak, II in Philadelphia, Brian D. Balonick, Kathleen Jones Goldman and Penny E. Zacharias in Pittsburgh, Lisa S. Wren in Princeton and Carol Ann Kelley and Elizabeth Carrott Minnigh in Washington, D.C.

Michael Britton in the firm's Alexandria office was promoted to senior attorney.

Brian D. Balonick concentrates his practice in representing management in many aspects of labor and employment law.

Travis D. Boone focuses his practice on patent procurement, client counseling, and preparing validity and infringement opinions.

Michael Britton focuses his practice in prosecuting utility patent applications. He has experience in diverse technologies, including semiconductor fabrication, video processing and display, automotive, HVAC, bio-medical devices, image reproduction and electro-optics.

Brian A. Casal focuses his practice on representing employers in a variety of traditional labor and employment matters. He is the 2011 Co-Chair of the Labor and Employment Law Committee of the Philadelphia Bar Association.

Matthew T. Corso focuses his practice on health care litigation and counseling, long-term care litigation and professional liability.

Christopher Dalton focuses on complex commercial litigation, particularly the defense of consumer class actions, representing management in defense of employment-related claims such as harassment, discrimination and enforcement of post-employment restrictive covenants, as well was business torts and contract matters.

Kristi A. Davidson represents clients in complex commercial litigation including copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, covenants not to compete, false advertising, business contracts, commercial lending, fiduciary and professional duties, and unfair competition in the marketplace.

Barbara A. Forte focuses her practice on commercial real estate and financing transactions and has represented institutional lenders in the origination, acquisition and sale of complex commercial mortgage loans and mezzanine financings.

Kathleen Jones Goldman has an active and diverse litigation practice which includes extensive experience at both the trial and appellate levels in handling complex commercial matters.

David L. Hackett focuses his practice on representing and counseling employers concerning the full spectrum of labor and employment-related issues.

Carol Ann Kelley focuses her practice on tax-related matters, with a concentration on estate planning and estate and trust administration matters.

Elizabeth Luening Long concentrates her practice in the area of commercial litigation and post-employment related disputes involving the enforcement of employment agreements, restrictive covenants, trade secrets and unfair competition.

Elizabeth Carrott Minnigh focuses her practice on trusts and estates, charitable organizations, art law, family-owned businesses and individual tax law. She serves as co-chair of the firm's Nonprofit Organizations Group.

Christopher L. North, Ph.D. focuses his practice on patent prosecution, appeals and interferences in the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and international patent application procedures across a wide range of technologies encompassing chemical, physical, nanotech and biotechnology disciplines.

Timothy P. Palmer's practice focuses on commercial debt restructurings, bankruptcy, creditors' rights and insolvency.

Joseph P. Sirbak, II focuses his practice on a variety of labor and employment matters involving both public and private employers.

David J. Taylor has been in private practice for four decades, primarily in the fields of government contracts, complex civil litigation, construction, international commercial and trade law, antitrust, communications and technology law. He is the chair of Buchanan's Government Contracts Practice Group.

About the Firm
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC has more than 450 attorneys and government relations professionals practicing throughout the United States, with multiple offices in California, Florida, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania, as well as offices in Delaware, Virginia and Washington, D.C.