PITTSBURGH – February 16, 2017 – Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney announces the launch of Buchanan Labs, the go-to resource for legal and business advice for entrepreneurs and emerging companies. The launch coincides with the grand opening of Ascender, a hub for Pittsburgh's starters and builders, providing programming, insight, and connectivity for the region’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Buchanan will also hold a series of practical, legally-focused information sessions at Ascender, whose founder Bobby Zappala, is a Buchanan alumnus. These programs will focus on labor and employment issues, corporate concerns and equity plans, as well as the impact of immigration changes on global talent. The firm will preview these offerings through a series of Pittsburgh Technology Council’s TechVibe Radio broadcasts taped at Ascender’s event and to air on February 24 and March 3 at 7 p.m. on KDKA 1020 AM.

“We are excited about the formation of Buchanan Labs and our involvement with Ascender – a company whose vision complements ours perfectly,” said Jennifer Minter, co-chair of Buchanan’s corporate section and co-founder of Buchanan Labs. “Our firm has long been focused on emerging companies, and as a co-founder of the Pittsburgh Technology Council we have a clear understanding of the challenges facing these clients. We are thrilled to work with the city’s entrepreneurs and thinkers to shape their ideas into reality.”

“Buchanan Labs brings our legal and business advice directly to the entrepreneurs who need it. They will have the benefit of a full-service law firm, but with the speed, agility and cost-effectiveness that matches their needs. We will also have a place to connect easily and directly with early stage companies through our dedicated space at Ascender,” noted Jeremy Garvey, co-chair of Buchanan’s corporate section and co-founder of Buchanan Labs.

Buchanan Labs assists emerging and early-stage companies in a variety of ways, including serving as general counsel and providing hands-on practical advice on legal and business problems such companies face. Additionally, as Buchanan also represents capital providers, they are able to identify potential financing sources for companies.

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