Miami, FL – April 22, 2014 – Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney is proud to announce that the Daily Business Review (DBR) has named the firm a winner of its Litigation Department of the Year award in the Real Estate category. Buchanan was one of four firms recognized for a particular practice strength in South Florida.

Buchanan’s Litigation team was specifically recognized for its efforts in handling the litigation that threatened the Dania Casino deal. Representing the buyer, Dania Entertainment Center LLC, Rick Morgan, the head of Buchanan’s Miami office, along with shareholders Matthew Feeley and Jennifer Olmedo-Rodriguez, overcame numerous procedural obstacles throughout 18 months of litigation, to close the deal in May of 2013. The large Dania Beach property, which opened in February, has a new owner and a remodeled facility, featuring a casino with slot machines, poker room, bistro, bar and a stage for musical shows.

“This recognition is a tremendous honor for our entire team that continues to work tirelessly to achieve great results for our clients, as it has over the past many years,” stated Morgan. “This is yet another example of the quality legal services provided by a very talented group of litigators in our Miami office,” he added.

Buchanan, which recently merged with Florida-based Fowler White Boggs in March (see release), expanded its Florida footprint to more than 100 lawyers in six offices, and its nationwide headcount rose to nearly 530, in offices located in New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington D.C., North Carolina and California. Buchanan’s Litigation Section comprises more than 140 lawyers, who have been recognized by leading industry peer reviews including The Best Lawyers in America®, Super Lawyers®, Martindale-Hubbell and Chambers USA, as well as significant legal distinctions presented by local bar organizations.

The firm served as a presenting sponsor and was recognized for its achievement at the DBR’s Litigation of the Year South Florida reception held in the evening of April 16, 2014, at the JW Marriott Miami. More than 150 business and community leaders attended the event.

About the Firm Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC (www.bipc.com) has nearly 530 attorneys and government relations professionals practicing throughout the United States, with 18 offices in California, Delaware, Florida, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Washington, D.C.
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