When Wyomissing-based Ryan, Russell, Ogden & Seltzer found itself needing to provide a broader range of legal services, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney was the perfect choice for a merger.

"We were never tax experts, and you can't do a utility project today without a tax department," Alan M. Seltzer, a shareholder in the firm's Power Generation, Renewable & Utility practice, told the Reading Eagle in an article published November 1, 2011.

"We had four lawyers in Wyomissing and two more in Harrisburg," W. Edwin Ogden said of his boutique firm, which joined Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney in March of this year. Ogden and Seltzer's professional relationships with Buchanan attorneys were important foundation for the merger.

"The merger provides clients with a full range of the specialized services for what has become a rapidly evolving industry, including new energy and renewables projects and the development of Marcellus shale resources," the article explained.

"We now have much larger customers and clients all over the world," Seltzer said.