TAMPA, Fla. – November 19, 2014 – Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney | Fowler White Boggs signed a commercial real estate lease to consolidate its Tampa offices on two floors in the SunTrust Financial Centre in mid-2015.

The firms merged in March in one of the largest law firm combinations of 2014. The consolidation of the firm’s legacy offices in Tampa will bring together more than 50 attorneys, including the head of Buchanan’s national healthcare practice, Dale S. Webber. Webber will continue as co-managing shareholder of the Tampa office with Hala A. Sandridge, head of the firm’s appellate practice.

“This consolidation gives us the flexibility to accelerate our strategic goals, including deep practices in litigation, healthcare, cybersecurity, education, sports and entertainment, real estate and land use, hospitality and transportation,” said Rhea F. Law, Chair, Florida Offices and an economic development and community leader in the state. “These are just a few areas that differentiate our firm and make this merger beneficial to our clients.”
There are approximately 100 attorneys and government relations professionals in the firm’s offices throughout Florida, including Tampa, Jacksonville, Ft. Lauderdale, Ft. Myers, Miami and Tallahassee.

“In addition to Tampa, where the firm already has a dominant presence, Ft. Lauderdale, Miami and Jacksonville are top priorities for growth in Florida,” Jack Barbour, CEO, Managing Director and Chairman of the Board of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, said. “We are finalizing our plans to be an increasingly integral part of Florida’s economic recovery and opportunity. The merger was only the beginning, and the initial feedback from our clients confirms that we are aligned with their business goals.”

The firm was represented by Colliers International in the transaction. Lee Arnold, the CEO of Colliers Florida, and Fred Henritze, principal of the Brookdale Group, the building’s Atlanta-based owner, expressed enthusiasm for having the firm expand its presence in the SunTrust Financial Centre.

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Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC (www.bipc.com) has more than 530 attorneys and government relations professionals practicing throughout the United States, with offices in 19 cities in California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Washington, D.C. # # #