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SAN DIEGO – March 25, 2019 – Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney announces that Kimberly Arouh, San Diego office head and shareholder in the litigation section, and Teresa M. Beck, of counsel in the litigation section and chair of California litigation, were named to the 2019 San Diego Super Lawyers list for the fifth and third years, respectively. David L. Plantz, associate in the banking and finance section, is named to the Rising Stars list for the third year.

Arouh represents clients in complex litigation in a range of areas, including contract, employment, land use, eminent domain, construction and real estate litigation, water rights litigation, energy-related litigation, securities and derivative litigation, class actions, antitrust litigation and merger and acquisition litigation. Her clients span a variety of industries, including energy, financial services, telecommunications, life sciences, real estate, construction and international services. Arouh also serves on the firm's Electronic Discovery Committee and Diversity and Inclusion Committee.

Beck represents a wide variety of clients, including small and large businesses, non-profits, governmental entities, senior care centers, grocery chains, parking management companies, developers, law firms, insurance companies and individuals. Her skill set includes representation of employers in employment-related litigation, personal injury defense, construction matters, contracts and civil litigation of all types. Additionally, Beck serves as outside general counsel for several corporations, providing advice on corporate filings, records, franchises, contracts and related services.

Plantz helps institutional lenders negotiate and document credit facilities secured by commercial real estate, and assists clients in navigating the related finance and real estate issues. He works with syndicated and bilateral credit facilities secured by shopping centers, healthcare facilities, multi-family projects, marina-based mixed-use projects and other income producing collateral. In addition to his project finance practice, Plantz has experience with commercial leasing issues, general real estate issues, canna-business issues, and corporate and international law.

Super Lawyers, a Thompson Reuters business, is a rating service of lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a multi-phase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. The Super Lawyers lists are published nationwide in Super Lawyers magazines and in leading city and regional magazines and newspapers across the country. Each year, only 5 percent of attorneys are selected to the Super Lawyers list in each state and only 2.5 percent are selected to the Rising Stars list.