The Best Lawyers in America® 2015

John A. Barbour

CEO, Managing Director and Chairman of the Board
T:412 392 2087  |   F:412 562 1041 Pittsburgh
John A. "Jack" Barbour is the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney and Chairman of its Board of Directors. He focuses his practice on real estate development and financing as well as complex commercial transactions. He also advises and counsels high-net-worth family businesses.

In 2011, Jack was appointed by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett to serve as chair of his Advisory Council on Privatization and Innovation. He was also appointed to serve as a member of the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. Jack is also currently serving as an Executive Committee Member of the United Way’s Board of Directors.

Jack has served as outside counsel to the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Daniel M. Rooney and Arthur J. Rooney II families for many years. He recently led a team of BIR attorneys in an almost total restructuring of the ownership of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Previously, Jack represented the Steelers in all legal aspects of the development, financing and construction of Heinz Field.

Jack has represented developers, lenders and equity participants in a wide range of sophisticated commercial real estate transactions across the United States over the past several decades. Jack also has served as primary outside counsel to a large private equity company for more than 25 years.

He was selected by his peers for the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® list from 2006-2010, as well as for the Corporate Counsel Super Lawyers® list in 2010. He has also been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® since 2008.