REFERRAL NETWORKS

Partnerships with various legal networks help us provide immediate access to cross-border and cross-practice expertise. Just another way that Buchanan is using its resources to best serve its clients.

Expansive Reach

Legalink | http://www.legalink.ch
Donald E. Malecki, Buchanan Network Manager

  • International Network of 69 independent law firms and 3000+ attorneys in 60 countries
  • Non-exclusive membership and no geographic restrictions

Partnership Success Story
In June 2014, Buchanan represented dievini Hopp Bitoech Holding GmbH & Co KG with Legalink affiliate firm Rittershaus (Frankfurt), relating to a premerger antitrust clearance under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act (HSR). Buchanan and Rittershaus took the lead role in assisting the client with all filing requirements which resulted in obtaining an early termination of the HSR waiting period for a proposed $1.4 billion transaction.


 

State Law Resources (SLR) | www.statelaw.org
Eric P. Battisti, Buchanan Network Manager

  • International Network of law firms in 46 U.S. states, D.C. and the European Union
  • Member firms join by invitation only and selected for their specialization in government relations, administrative law and regulatory law

Partnership Success Story
As the result of an inbound referral from a SLR affiliate firm in Utah, Buchanan signed Pennsylvania Interactive as a client in December 2014. Also in 2014, Buchanan was able to land FedEx as a client from relationships formed through the network.


 

TerraLex | www.terralex.org
Richard A. Jacobson, Buchanan Network Manager

  • International Network of 155+ independent law firms and 17,000+ attorneys in 100 countries
  • Member firms have exclusivity in particular geographic markets and provide in-depth knowledge of local law and business customs and domain expertise

Partnership Success Story
In September 2014, Buchanan Shareholder Peter Ennis represented Joy Global Underground Mining LLC regarding privacy and related employment issues. Within days of Buchanan’s initial inquiry, TerraLex affiliates Landers & Rogers (Australia), Carey (Chile ), Boughton Peterson Yang Anderson (China), Reynolds Porter Chamberlain (England), Drzewiecki, Tomaszek & Wspolnicy (Poland), Pepeliaev Group (Russia) and Fairbridges (South Africa) provided quick advice. In some cases there was no charge for the advice.


 

The Advocacy Group (TAG) | http://www.theadvocacygroup.org
Deborah M. Suder, Buchanan Network Manager

  • International Network of municipal, state, federal and international government and public affairs organization of lobbyists, communications and public affairs professionals
  • Buchanan designated as the Pennsylvania Lobbyist; 1 Federal Member, 4 Specialty Members, 45 Statewide Representatives

Partnership Success Story
Due to the firm’s participation in the network, Buchanan has retained Amazon, Solix, Kinder Morgan and Cal Tex which together amount to $23,000 in monthly retainer fees.


 

The United States Law Firm Group (USLFG) | www.uslfg.com
Rhea Law & Ronald H. Noble,  Buchanan Network Managers

  • Domestic Network of 18 law firms and 6,000 lawyers in 32 states, Washington D.C. and 6 foreign countries
  • 16 committees meet frequently regarding current legal and practice developments in areas of local, regional, national and international law

Partnership Success Story
Buchanan received a significant referral from the Texas USLFG member firm for a contaminated property environmental matter. Our firm represented the current property owner in an environmental cost recovery action to recoup the costs of the environmental cleanup project from the polluter and prior property owner. This case will go to trial this summer and the firm has already earned in excess of $1 million in fees and costs on this significant litigation matter.