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.
Jack is currently serving as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the United Way of Allegheny County and has been appointed by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to serve on the Board of the Pennsylvania Lawyers Fund for Client Security.

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 and continues to serve as a member of the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.

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 Buchanan 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.

Jack has also been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® since 2008.