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PITTSBURGH – May 27, 2016 – Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney is pleased to announce that 46 of the firm’s attorneys and 18 practice areas have been selected for inclusion in the 2016 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.

Of the 46 attorneys, five are appearing in the rankings for the first time – Frederick Masters, real estate; James Newell, bankruptcy/restructuring; Timothy Palmer, bankruptcy/restructuring; Jeff Shannon, real estate; and Jason Wrona, real estate.

Buchanan attorneys were ranked in the following practice categories: antitrust, banking & finance, bankruptcy/restructuring, corporate/M&A, environment, healthcare, immigration, insurance, intellectual property, labor & employment, litigation, real estate and tax.

The following attorneys achieved Band 1 ranking:
Thomas A. Bergstrom – Litigation – Pennsylvania
Thomas Boyle – Healthcare – Pennsylvania
William J. Flynn III – Immigration – Florida
Thomas S. Giotto – Labor & Employment – Pennsylvania
Marc Tepper - Insurance – Pennsylvania

Additionally, the firm’s corporate/M&A & private equity, health care and commercial litigation practices also achieved Band 1 ranking in Pennsylvania.

Chambers has been ranking the world’s best lawyers since 1990, using criteria that are most valued by clients – such as technical knowledge, business acumen, prompt delivery and value for the money. Ratings are independent and objective and are assessed based on thousands of confidential in-depth interviews with law firms, clients, colleagues and competitors.

Here is a comprehensive list of Buchanan’s attorneys in the 2016 Chambers USA guide by practice area:

Wendelynne J. Newton – Pennsylvania
Howard D. Scher – Pennsylvania

Banking and Finance
Thomas S. Galey – Pennsylvania
Craig S. Heryford – Pennsylvania
James S. Lawlor – Pennsylvania
Donald Malecki – Pennsylvania

John D. Emmanuel – Florida
James D. Newell – Pennsylvania
Timothy Palmer – Pennsylvania
William H. Schorling – Pennsylvania
Scott Underwood – Florida

Thomas G. Buchanan – Pennsylvania
Thomas M. Thompson – Pennsylvania

Brian Clark – Pennsylvania
Louis DeStefano – New Jersey
Jacob D. Varn – Florida
Howard J. Wein – Pennsylvania

Thomas Boyle – Pennsylvania
William Conaboy – Pennsylvania
Ivan Punchatz – New Jersey
Edward M. Waller Jr. – Florida
John Washlick – Pennsylvania

William J. Flynn III – Florida

Marc Tepper – Pennsylvania

Intellectual Property
Lynn J. Alstadt – Pennsylvania
Erin M. Dunston – Northern Virginia
Todd Walters – Northern Virginia

Labor & Employment
Cathy Beveridge – Florida
Alfred J. D’Angelo Jr. – Pennsylvania
Thomas S. Giotto – Pennsylvania
Michael J. Hanlon – Pennsylvania
Eric J. Holshouser – Florida
Elizabeth A. Malloy – Pennsylvania
Robert G. Riegel – Florida

James M. Becker – Pennsylvania
Thomas A. Bergstrom – Pennsylvania
Hala Sandridge (Appellate) – Florida
Howard D. Scher – Pennsylvania

Real Estate
Rhea Law (Zoning/Land Use) – Florida
Frederick Masters – Pennsylvania
B. Lafe Metz – Pennsylvania
Dennis K. Moyer – Pennsylvania
Jeff Shannon – Florida
Linda Loomis Shelley (Zoning/Land Use) – Florida
Maki Uchiyama – District of Columbia
Jason Wrona – Pennsylvania

Mitchell Horowitz – Florida

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