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Alexandria / Pittsburgh / Tampa / Tallahassee – July 2, 2014 – Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney is proud to announce that The Legal 500 recommended four of the firm’s practices and nine attorneys. The practices recommended include Intellectual Property – Patent Prosecution – Utility and Design Patents; Mergers, Acquisitions and Buyouts – M&A – Middle-Market (sub-$500m); Real Estate and Construction – Land use/zoning; and Tax – Domestic Tax – East Coast.

Under the Tax – Domestic Tax: East Coast category, Buchanan was noted as “one of the premier law firms in Florida,” was recognized for being “extremely responsive” and is said to have “outstanding business acumen.” Those noted in the category include Mitchell I. Horowitz and Darren D. Farfante.

Noted in the Real Estate & Construction – Land Use/Zoning category, along with Buchanan’s overall practice, was Linda Loomis Shelley.

In addition, Buchanan was noted in the M&A: Middle-Market (Sub-$500M) category for recently handling deals in areas such as construction and roofing supply, insurance services, marketing services, banking, agricultural equipment, financial services, electronics, software, and restaurant and hospitality services.

Buchanan was praised for its “knowledge of technology, its accuracy and its consideration of time limits” in the Legal 500’s Patent Prosecution: Utility and Design Patents category in the Alexandria office. Those noted in the publication included Patrick C. Keane, Travis D. Boone, James A. LaBarre and Robert G. Mukai. Matthew L. Schneider was also recommended for his work with mechanical and electromechanical matters, particularly for clients in Asia. Ralph G. Fischer from the firm’s Pittsburgh office was also recommended.

About The Legal 500

Published for more than 20 years, The Legal 500 series provides the most comprehensive worldwide coverage currently available on legal service providers in over 100 countries. According to the publication’s website, “the series is widely regarded as offering the definitive judgment of law firm capabilities.”

About the Firm

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC ( has more than 530 attorneys and government relations professionals practicing throughout the United States, with 19 offices in California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Washington, D.C.