Philadelphia, PA, February 17, 2011 — Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney congratulates Sherman W. Smith III, counsel in the firm's Philadelphia office, for his recent recognition as one of the tri-state area's top African-American attorneys, to be published in the March issue of The Philadelphia Tribune.

Attorneys were selected by their peer groups, including Barristers and the National Bar Association Women's Division.

Smith was named for his exemplary work in the area of Business/Transactional law.

About Smith

Sherman W. Smith III serves as counsel and is co-chair of Buchan Ingersoll & Rooney's Pro Bono Committee. He focuses his activities on a variety of finance and equity transactions, many involving development incentives. Matters include private equity, real estate, aircraft and equipment financing and the entertainment industry.

About the Firm

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC has more than 450 attorneys and government relations professionals practicing throughout the United States, with multiple offices in California, Florida, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania, as well as offices in Delaware, Virginia and Washington, D.C.