Tampa, FL – May 6, 2015 – Paul R. Pizzo, Of Counsel with Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, was recently installed as the President of the University Club of Tampa. Founded in 1946, the University Club is Tampa’s oldest business lunch club. Hala A. Sandridge, co-managing shareholder of the firm's Tampa office, will also be serving on the Board of Directors.

“It is an honor to be president of the University Club, and to work with interesting and diverse professionals that are attracted to this upscale, executive luncheon organization,” said Pizzo. “I look forward to maintaining and expanding the Club’s reputation of excellent dining in an atmosphere conducive to business and networking.”

Pizzo takes the helm from Florida Governor Bob Martinez. Pizzo follows in the footsteps of the Chair of the firm’s Florida offices, Rhea Law, who has previously served as Club President.

Paul Pizzo is a Certified Mediator by the Florida Supreme Court. He focuses his commercial litigation practice on contract claims, trusts and estates litigation, health care, transportation, real estate, partnership and shareholder disputes. He has earned an AV® Preeminent distinction, the highest available mark for professional excellence from Martindale-Hubbell’s Peer Review Ratings. He has consistently been listed by The Best Lawyers in America since 2010 and was listed as a Florida Super Lawyer from 2008-2012.

Hala Sandridge is Board Certified in Appellate Practice and Chair of the firm's Appellate Practice Group. She focuses on all facets of civil appeals and has directly handled hundreds of appeals in both state and federal appellate courts. She has also earned an AV® Preeminent distinction, and has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® since 2008 and listed as a leading Appellate lawyer in Florida by Chambers USA from 2006 – 2013. Sandridge has been noted as one of the Top 50 Female Lawyers since 2007 and one of the Top 100 Florida Lawyers by Florida Super Lawyers® from 2011-2014.

About the University Club
The University Club of Tampa is a members-only fine dining luncheon Club situated in the heart of downtown Tampa. In addition to catering to business executive, the University Club also has attracts larger meetings, banquets and special events.

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