Rebecca Livingston Lando is the chair-elect of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney's Financial Services Section, which encompasses the firm's Financial Institutions, Bankruptcy and Real Estate practices. She regularly counsels major banks, retail, office and hospitality developers and investors, REITS, private equity and opportunity funds, and other capital providers in connection with the acquisition, venturing, financing, leasing and disposition of real estate. In addition to traditional commercial real estate development and financing, Rebecca represents energy and renewable energy operators on their real estate transactions and project financing.
As lender's counsel, Rebecca has led many complex loan structures, including those that involved intercreditor and creditors' rights structuring. She has also assisted financial institutions and borrowers in workouts and sales of underperforming loans, and has represented a major national bank in its acquisition of loan portfolios. As investor’s counsel, Rebecca often focuses on a variety of interconnected structuring issues, including federal and local tax planning and corporate and bankruptcy structuring considerations.
Having extensive experience enables Rebecca to advise clients as to “what is market” on issues that are critical to the deal. Clients value Rebecca for being proactive in anticipating issues and for quickly sizing up a situation and reading the other side, helping her clients understand what is important. Long-term representations include PNC Bank, Turnberry Development, and the owner of one of downtown Pittsburgh's most high-profile office and retail projects.
Players in Pennsylvania's and the mid-Atlantic's emerging energy and renewable energy industry engage Rebecca and Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney’s energy industry team for their real estate acquisitions, mineral and renewable energy leases and project financing. Recent representations in Pennsylvania and neighboring states include wind projects for EverPower Wind Holdings and a new regional facility for Valerus Compression Systems.
In addition, because Rebecca began her legal career with a large national firm in the Washington, D.C. area, she continues to represent clients in that market, including transactions involving GSA contracting and leasing, and the financing of GSA leased projects.
Rebecca is a native of Pittsburgh and has served on the Boards of Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Pennsylvania, and the Junior League of Pittsburgh. She has provided pro bono legal services to those organizations as well as the Pittsburgh Park Conservancy.
Rebecca has been selected for to The Best Lawyers in America® since 2005.