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SAN DIEGO – May 3, 2018 – Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney welcomes commercial law and transactional attorney Bradley E. Wolf as shareholder, and civil litigator Teresa M. Beck as of counsel to the firm's San Diego office.

Wolf represents banks and other financial institutions on a wide range of secured and unsecured lending transactions, including leveraged financing, first and second lien financing and other transactions. He has more than 20 years of commercial lending experience, with half of those spent as in-house counsel at Wells Fargo Bank.

Beck, who will also serve as co-chair of California Litigation and chair of Arizona Litigation, has nearly 30 years of experience working with employers in employment-related litigation, personal injury defense, construction matters, contracts, and civil litigation of all types and serves as outside general counsel for several corporations.

"Brad and Teresa's expertise fits into our strategic growth plan for the San Diego office, so that we can best serve our clients across the country. I am thrilled to call them colleagues," said Kimberly Arouh, shareholder, head of Buchanan's San Diego office and co-chair of California Litigation.

"Not only is Teresa a fantastic and sharp litigator who brings additional strength to our West Coast presence, her devotion to diversity and inclusion fits in perfectly with our core values," added Gretchen L. Jankowski, shareholder and chair of Buchanan's Litigation section.

"Brad has a long track record of successes in the financial industry and his tenure as in-house counsel enables him to provide our clients with invaluable insider insights," noted Brian D. Trudgen, shareholder in Buchanan's Banking & Finance practice.

"Buchanan's phenomenal lending practice is a perfect fit for my experience and clients on both coasts. As someone with an entrepreneurial streak, I am excited for the opportunity to grow the firm's West Coast footprint," said Wolf.

"I am very excited to have the opportunity to join a firm with a tremendous national reputation and a client-centric culture. I look forward to working closely with Kimberly to further expand our California platform," noted Beck.

Wolf is a fellow of the American College of Investment Counsel and previously served on the Board of Directors of the Inner City Law Center. He received his law degree from the University of Southern California and his B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley.

Beck has been named CLM's 2018 Outside Counsel of the Year for her work on claims and litigation management. Beck was awarded the prestigious Belva Lockwood Award by the Lawyers Club of San Diego for her work in the advancement of women in the workforce. Beck graduated magna cum laude from the University of San Diego School of Law and received her B.S. from San Diego State University.