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Partnerships with various legal networks help us provide immediate access to cross-border and cross-practice expertise. Just another way that Buchanan is using its resources to best serve its clients.

Expansive Reach

Legalink |
Donald E. Malecki, Buchanan Network Manager

  • International Network of 69 independent law firms and 3000+ attorneys in 60 countries
  • Non-exclusive membership and no geographic restrictions

Partnership Success Story

In the summer of 2017, Buchanan represented a Japanese plastics company in the $35 million acquisition of a U.S.-based specialized plastics manufacturer in Asheville, NC. Our client is currently looking for additional acquisitions in the U.S. and was referred to us through a Japanese Legalink delegate firm.


State Law Resources (SLR) |
Eric P. Battisti and Marnie George, Buchanan Network Managers

  • International Network of law firms in 50 U.S. states, D.C. and the European Union
  • Member firms join by invitation only and selected for their specialization in government relations, administrative law and regulatory law

Partnership Success Story

Counsel for a Virginia-based electric cooperative engaged Buchanan through the SLR program for legal representation to defend the appeal of a state environmental permit. The permit was required in order for the client to construct an $800 million gas-fired power generation plant. Over the course of a year, the Buchanan team guided the client through Pennsylvania regulatory litigation resulting in a favorable resolution. The client was very pleased with the outcome. The power plant is currently under construction and will create hundreds of temporary construction jobs and approximately 30 permanent jobs while generating enough clean-burning electricity to power 390,000 homes.


TerraLex |
Richard A. Jacobson and Susan M. Hartman, Buchanan Network Managers

  • International Network of 155+ independent law firms and 19,000+ attorneys in 100 countries. Named “Global Network of the Year” by The Lawyer at its annual European Awards program.”
  • Member firms have exclusivity in particular geographic markets and provide in-depth knowledge of local law and business customs and domain expertise

Partnership Success Story
A Buchanan Shareholder represented Joy Global Underground Mining LLC regarding privacy and related employment issues. Within days of Buchanan’s initial inquiry, TerraLex affiliates Landers & Rogers (Australia), Carey (Chile ), Boughton Peterson Yang Anderson (China), Reynolds Porter Chamberlain (England), Drzewiecki, Tomaszek & Wspolnicy (Poland), Pepeliaev Group (Russia) and Fairbridges (South Africa) provided quick advice. In some cases there was no charge for the advice.


The Advocacy Group (TAG) |
Brian W. Kelly and Stephen M. DeFrank, Buchanan Network Managers

  • International Network of municipal, state, federal and international government and public affairs organization of lobbyists, communications and public affairs professionals
  • Buchanan designated as the Pennsylvania Lobbyist; 1 Federal Member, 4 Specialty Members, 45 Statewide Representatives


The United States Law Firm Group (USLFG)
Rhea F. Law & Ronald H. Noble,  Buchanan Network Managers

  • Domestic Network of 18 law firms and 6,000 lawyers in 31 states, Washington D.C. and 6 foreign countries
  • 16 committees meet frequently regarding current legal and practice developments in areas of local, regional, national and international law

Partnership Success Story
Buchanan received a significant referral from the Texas USLFG member firm for a contaminated property environmental matter. Our firm represented the current property owner in an environmental cost recovery action to recoup the costs of the environmental cleanup project from the polluter and prior property owner.