A multi-practice team of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney attorneys assisted firm client ECSI, a leading provider of cost-effective, customized payment processing solutions for the higher education industry, in its sale to Heartland Payment Systems, one of the nation’s largest payments processors.

Buchanan Shareholders Craig S. Heryford, Paul S. Mazeski, Bruce I. Booken, John H. Wilson and Bryan H. Opalko worked on the deal, which involved corporate, tax, labor and employment, intellectual property matters.

Heartland will retain ECSI’s Pittsburgh-based operations and its more than 150 employees, and will add all of ESCI’s products and services to existing suite of campus solutions, allow Heartland to offer a unique, one-stop shop for colleges and universities.

“As the Heartland Campus Solutions division grows to become a more significant portion of Heartland’s business, we’re confident that acquisitions such as ECSI will better position us for faster growth,” said Michael Lawler, president of Heartland’s strategic markets group.