PITTSBURGH – August 15, 2016 – Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney is proud to announce that 137 of the firm’s attorneys have been selected, by their peers, for inclusion in the 23rd edition of The Best Lawyers in America©2017 list. Of those, 15 were named “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective practice and metropolitan area.

Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on a peer-review evaluation. Only one lawyer in each practice and designated metropolitan area is honored as the “Lawyer of the Year,” making this accolade particularly significant. These lawyers are selected based on impressive voting averages received during the peer-review assessments. Attorneys are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, thus inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor.

Below is the list of Buchanan attorneys, by office location, who are included in The Best Lawyers in America. Those indicated with an asterisk have been selected as “Lawyer of the Year.”

ALEXANDRIA, VA
Todd R. Walters, Litigation – Patent
Charles F. Wieland, III, Litigation – Patent

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL
Bruce I. Booken, Banking and Finance Law; Corporate Law; Tax Law
Jesse H. Diner, Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Litigation - Banking and Finance, Construction, Real Estate and Trusts and Estates
Kelly H. Kolb, Employment Law – Management; Litigation – Labor and Employment
David B. Mankuta, Construction Law; Litigation – Construction
Lawrence M. Ploucha, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law; Tax Law
Adele I. Stone, Real Estate Law

FORT MYERS, FL
Garey F. Butler, Real Estate Law
Carl Joseph Coleman, Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Real Estate

HARRISBURG, PA
Brian J. Clark, Environmental Law; Litigation – Environmental; Water Law
Eugene E. Dice, Environmental Law; Litigation – Environmental; Water Law
Stephen C. Gierasch, Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law, Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Jill M. Lashay, Litigation – Labor and Employment
John F. Povilaitis,* Lawyer of the Year, Communications Law; Energy Law
Alan M. Seltzer, Energy Law
Jack M. Stover, Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation
Deborah M. Suder, Government Relations Practice
Jonathan Vipond, III, Health Care Law
Jayson R. Wolfgang, Commercial Litigation

JACKSONVILLE, FL
Thomas C. Dearing,* Lawyer of the Year, Commercial Litigation; Insurance Law
Eric J. Holshouser, Employment Law – Management; Labor Law – Management; Litigation – Labor and Employment
Robert G. Riegel, Jr., Employment Law – Management; Litigation – Labor and Employment

NEW YORK, NY
Robert S. Hawkins, Employment Law – Management; Labor Law – Management

NEWARK, NJ
Rosemary J. Bruno, Litigation – Labor and Employment
John D. Goldsmith, Corporate Law; Environmental Law

PHILADELPHIA, PA
James M. Becker, Criminal Defense – White-Collar
Thomas A. Bergstrom, Criminal Defense – General Practice and White-Collar
Gerald Burns, Commercial Litigation
Alfred J. D'Angelo, Jr., Employment Law – Management; Labor Law – Management
Paul J. Greco, Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Intellectual Property
Michael J. Hanlon, Employment Law – Management; Labor Law – Management
James S. Lawlor, Banking and Finance Law
Elizabeth A. Malloy, Employment Law – Management; Litigation - Labor and Employment
Brian S. North, Corporate Law; Securities / Capital Markets Law
Frances P. Rayer,* Lawyer of the Year, Immigration Law
Howard D. Scher, Commercial Litigation
William H. Schorling, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
H. Marc Tepper, Insurance Law
John R. Washlick, Health Care Law

PITTSBURGH, PA
Lynn J. Alstadt,* Lawyer of the Year, Copyright Law; Litigation – Intellectual Property; Litigation – Patent; Patent Law; Trademark Law
Bruce A. Americus, Commercial Litigation; Energy Law; Mining Law; Natural Resources Law
Margaret B. Angel, Public Finance Law
Brian D. Balonick, Labor Law – Management
John A. Barbour, Real Estate Law
Thomas E. Boyle, Health Care Law
Samuel W. Braver, Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Product Liability Litigation – Defendants; Litigation, Trusts and Estates
Thomas G. Buchanan, Corporate Law; Venture Capital Law
Matthew F. Burger, Commercial Litigation; Mining Law
George L. Cass, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Craig G. Cochenour, Litigation – Intellectual Property
Rosemary L. Corsetti, Health Care Law
Jason A. D'Amico, Real Estate Law
Lewis U. Davis, Jr.,* Lawyer of the Year, Corporate Law; Securities / Capital Markets Law; Securities Regulation
Michael L. Dever, Litigation – Intellectual Property; Litigation – Patent; Patent Law; Trademark Law
Mary Ann Dunham, Corporate Law
Suzanne Ewing, Real Estate Law
James W. Forsyth, Tax Law
B. Lynn Freeman, Banking and Finance Law
Thomas S. Galey,* Lawyer of the Year, Banking and Finance Law
Shawn N. Gallagher, Real Estate Law
Jeremiah G. Garvey, Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Securities / Capital Markets Law; Securities Regulation
Charles B. Gibbons, Commercial Litigation
Thomas S. Giotto, Employment Law – Management; Labor Law – Management
David A. Gurwin, Entertainment Law – Motion Pictures and Television; Entertainment Law – Music
Calvin R. Harvey, Banking and Finance Law; Financial Services Regulation Law; Real Estate Law
Craig S. Heryford, Banking and Finance Law; Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Scott W. Irmscher, Real Estate Law
Robert A. Johnson, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law; Non-Profit / Charities Law
Jack J. Kessler, Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law; Tax Law
Carrie Kochenbach, Real Estate Law
Rebecca Livingston Lando, Real Estate Law
David J. Laurent,* Lawyer of the Year, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law; Employment Law – Management; Labor Law – Management; Natural Resources Law
Jacqui Fiske Lazo, Land Use and Zoning Law; Real Estate Law
Deborah A. Little, Commercial Litigation
Kevin P. Lucas,* Lawyer of the Year, Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Construction
Kenneth R. Luttinger, Public Finance Law
Donald E. Malecki, Banking and Finance Law
E. David Margolis, Trusts and Estates
Paul S. Mazeski, Workers' Compensation Law – Employers
Joseph F. McDonough, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Banking and Finance; Litigation – Mergers and Acquisitions; Litigation – Trusts and Estates
Erin J. McLaughlin, Employment Law – Management; Litigation – Labor and Employment
James G. McLean, Commercial Litigation
Matthew H. Meade, Commercial Litigation; Privacy and Data Security Law
B. Lafe Metz, Real Estate Law
Gregory A. Miller, Employment Law – Management; Labor Law – Management; Litigation – Labor and Employment
Sean W. Moran, Corporate Law; Energy Law
James D. Newell, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Wendelynne J. Newton, Antitrust Law
Timothy P. Palmer, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Joseph J. Palumbo, Real Estate Law
Stanley J. Parker, Commercial Litigation
David J. Porter, Commercial Litigation
John R. Previs, Corporate Law
Joseph F. Quinn, Employment Law – Management; Labor Law – Management; Litigation – Labor and Employment
Robert B. Ramsey, III, Health Care Law
Carl E. Rothenberger, Jr., Corporate Law
Thomas M. Thompson,* Lawyer of the Year, Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Jaime S. Tuite, Litigation – Labor and Employment
Hugh G. Van der Veer, Corporate Law
Deborah B. Walrath, Real Estate Law
Reginald J. Weatherly, Commercial Finance Law
Howard J. Wein,* Lawyer of the Year, Environmental Law
John H. Wilson, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Susan A. Yohe, Commercial Litigation
Stanley Yorsz, Commercial Litigation

PRINCETON, NJ
Ivan J. Punchatz, Health Care Law

SAN DIEGO, CA
Kimberly Arouh, Commercial Litigation
Charles G. Knox, Real Estate Law

TALLAHASSEE, FL
Douglas S. Bell, Government Relations Practice
Samuel P. Bell, III, Administrative / Regulatory Law; Government Relations Practice
Linda Loomis Shelley,* Lawyer of the Year, Administrative / Regulatory Law; Environmental Law; Government Relations Practice; Land Use and Zoning Law; Litigation – Environmental; Litigation – Land Use and Zoning
John McKager “Mac” Stipanovich, Administrative / Regulatory Law; Government Relations Practice

TAMPA, FL
Cathy J. Beveridge, Employment Law – Management; Labor Law – Management; Litigation – Labor and Employment
Heather B. Brock, Employment Law – Management; Labor Law – Management; Litigation – Labor and Employment
John D. Emmanuel,* Lawyer of the Year, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Litigation – Bankruptcy
Darren D. Farfante, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Commercial Litigation
William J. Flynn, III,* Lawyer of the Year, Immigration Law
G. Calvin Hayes, Commercial Litigation
Mitchell I. Horowitz,* Lawyer of the Year, Litigation and Controversy – Tax; Tax Law
Richard A. Jacobson, International Trade and Finance Law
Rhea F. Law,* Lawyer of the Year, Administrative / Regulatory Law; Environmental Law; Government Relations Practice; Land Use and Zoning Law; Municipal Law; Real Estate Law
Carl R. Nelson, Admiralty and Maritime Law, Commercial Litigation
Ronald H. Noble, Environmental Law
Dilip Patel, Immigration Law
Paul R. Pizzo, Commercial Litigation; Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Richard G. Salazar, Copyright Law; Litigation – Intellectual Property; Litigation – Labor and Employment; Litigation – Patent; Trademark Law
Hala A. Sandridge, Appellate Practice
Jeffrey C. Shannon, Real Estate Law
Ted R. Tamargo, Real Estate Law
Edward M. Waller, Jr., Banking and Finance Law; Commercial Litigation; Health Care Law; Litigation – Bankruptcy; Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants
Dale S. Webber, Health Care Law
Andrea E. Zelman, Land Use and Zoning Law; Litigation – Land Use and Zoning

WASHINGTON, DC
Kathryn A. Kronquist, Banking and Finance Law
Dennis K. Moyer, Real Estate Law
John P. Warner, Tax Law

WILMINGTON, DE
James J. Sullivan, Jr., Employment Law – Management; Labor Law – Management

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