CHARLOTTE, N.C. / Tampa, Fla. – April 1, 2019 – Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney deepens its bench in response to increasing demand adding J. Keith Jones to the real estate finance team in Charlotte and John R. Stokes to the public finance group in Tampa.

“We are excited to have Keith and John join our financial services industry team. They each have tremendous experience and strengths that complement our nationally-recognized finance practices,” said Joseph A. Dougherty, Buchanan’s CEO and Managing Director. “Buchanan is advancing a client-centric strategic growth plan in key strength industries including financial services. Keith and John’s arrivals are part of our ongoing growth in specific business centers in Florida and the mid-Atlantic to best serve the needs of our clients.”

“I’m thrilled to join Buchanan’s real estate finance group and have the opportunity to grow the Charlotte presence while working with a strong, collaborative team across the country,” said Jones.

“Buchanan’s public finance team is known for innovative work and their strong presence in Florida is important to my clients. I’m glad to be able to bring my bond practice into the fold,” added Stokes.

Jones focuses his practice on representation of lenders, master servicers and special servicers in connection with CMBS loans and multifamily housing loans, including Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. He also has extensive experience in REMIC tax law. He received his J.D. and M.B.A from Wake Forest University and his B.A. from Queens University of Charlotte.

Stokes serves as bond, disclosure and underwriter’s counsel for cities, counties, school districts, special districts, healthcare providers and numerous authorities in matters of tax-exempt financing. He represents issuers, lenders, borrowers, trustees and underwriters. He received both his J.D. and B.A. from the University of Florida.

Buchanan’s real estate finance attorneys represent banks and other financial institutions, funds, investors and developers in structuring, negotiating and closing a wide variety of real estate financings. The firm’s public finance attorneys represent issuers and borrowers of all sizes, financial institutions and underwriters who seek to finance these projects and collaborate with Buchanan’s government relations professionals in strategic planning, legislative and regulatory advocacy, and navigating the local governmental processes.