Since our inception in 1850, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney has been dedicated to providing client service and partnership marked by legal excellence, sound judgment and understanding of our clients' needs, direct and honest communication and common-sense practice. Our roots have shaped our work ethic and our integrity.
We're the right size.
We're ready to take on just about any challenge you hand us. With approximately 530 attorneys in the firm, we cover all the bases: business organizations, business finance, litigation, intellectual property, business and personal tax, government relations, creditors' rights, employment, employee compensation and benefits, labor, immigration, estates and trusts, government contract law and commercial contracts. Our lawyers and government relations professionals know how the law impacts a broad range of industries and continually improve our knowledge and service to our clients in these industries. To name a few: financial services, health care, energy and natural resources, manufacturing, retail, entertainment and media, pharmaceuticals, real estate, education, hospitality, and technology. Our experience in these areas lends itself to efficient, productive and organized work cycles that lead to quality outcomes.
We value individual relationships.
We may be a large law firm, but we take a personal approach to getting to know every client. We work hard to understand your needs, expectations, and concerns. Our understanding of your priorities guides our decisions, helping us to be thoughtful partners who provide resourceful, seasoned counsel. We're dedicated community members, too, with a long history of involvement in the lives of the people around us. Like you, we care about what's happening with your business.
We believe in partnership.
Clients today are looking for far more than transactional relationships with their law firms. They’re looking for sustainable valued partnerships. They need partners who can think and act as an extension of their own internal teams – smart and collaborative professionals that already know their industry, are up on their issues and can anticipate their needs. This partnership requires a smarter and more efficient sharing of knowledge, ideas, advice and answers.
It’s time for clients to know greater service, know greater efficiency, know greater value and know greater partnership.
U.S. News & World Report-Best Lawyers
Thirty-two national honors and 80 first-tier metropolitan rankings on U.S. News & World Report-Best Lawyers 2013-14 "Best Law Firms" list.
Approximately 40 attorneys selected for inclusion among America's Leading Lawyers by Chambers USA 2013.
Ranked as a leading law firm in Pennsylvania in Antitrust, Banking & Finance, Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Corporate/M&A & Private Equity, Environment, Intellectual Property, Labor & Employment, and Litigation: General Commercial.
Ranked as a leading law firm in Northern Virginia in Intellectual Property.
Ranked as a leading law firm in Florida in Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Healthcare, Immigration, Insurance, Labor & Employment, Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use and Tax.
The Best Lawyers in America®
Nearly 140 attorneys and specialists recognized in The Best Lawyers in America 2015®.
Thirteen attorneys named as The Best Lawyers in America 2015® "Lawyer of the Year," an honor given to only a single lawyer in each practice area in each community.
Ranked as a Top-Listed firm in both Pennsylvania and Pittsburgh by The Best Lawyers in America 2013® in Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law, Corporate Law, Energy Law, Family Law Mediation, Financial Services Regulation Law, Litigation - Mergers & Acquisitions, Mining Law, Natural Resources Law, Public Finance Law and Securities/Capital Markets Law.
Ranked as a Top-Listed firm in Pennsylvania by The Best Lawyers in America 2013® in Commercial Litigation, Communications Law, Government Relations Practice, Health Care Law, Venture Capital Law and Water Law.
Ranked as a Top-Listed firm in Pittsburgh by The Best Lawyers in America 2013® in Banking and Finance Law, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, Labor Law - Union, Land Use & Zoning, Litigation - Banking & Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Non-Profit/Charities Law, Real Estate Law and Securities Regulation and Venture Capital Law.
Ranked as a Top-Listed firm in Harrisburg by The Best Lawyers in America 2013® in Communications Law, Energy Law, Environmental Law, Government Relations Practice, Health Care Law, Litigation - Environmental, Public Finance Law and Water Law.
Ranked as a Top-Listed firm in Philadelphia by The Best Lawyers in America 2013® in Criminal Defense: Non-White-Collar.
Ranked as a Top-Listed firm in Tampa by The Best Lawyers in America 2013® in Administrative/Regulatory Law, Appellate Practice, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, Corporate Law, Environmental Law, Government Relations Practice, Immigration Law, Insurance Law, Land Use & Zoning Law, Litigation - Bankruptcy, Litigation - Construction, Litigation - Eminent Domain & Condemnation, Litigation - Labor & Employment, Litigation - Land Use & Zoning, Litigation - Tax, Municipal Law, Real Estate Law, Tax Law, Trademark Law, and Trusts & Estates Law.
Ranked as a Top-Listed firm in Jacksonville by The Best Lawyers in America 2013® in Employment Law - Management Insurance Law, Labor Law - Management, Litigation - Labor & Employment, and Real Estate Law
Ranked as a Top-Listed firm in Miami by The Best Lawyers in America 2013® in Commercial Litigation, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, Land Use & Zoning Law, Litigation - Banking & Finance, Litigation - Construction, Litigation - Eminent Domain & Condemnation, Litigation - Real Estate, and Real Estate Law.
Ranked as a Top-Listed firm in Tallahassee by The Best Lawyers in America 2013® in Environmental Law, Government Relations Practice, Land Use & Zoning Law, Litigation - Environmental, and Litigation - Land use & Zoning.
Ranked as a Top-Listed firm in Fort Myers by The Best Lawyers in America 2013® in Litigation - Real Estate and Municipal Law.
Ranked as a Top-Listed firm in Aventura by The Best Lawyers in America 2013® in Banking and Finance Law, Corporate Law and Tax Law.
Ranked as a Top-Listed firm in Princeton by The Best Lawyers in America 2013® in Health Care Law.
Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings
Recognized as one of the top-ranked law firms in the United States by Martindale-Hubbell®, Lexis Nexis® and Fortune magazine, an honor limited to firms with at least one-third of whose attorneys garnered "AV® Preeminent" distinctions.
More than 150 attorneys awarded with "AV® Preeminent" distinction.
Approximately 113 attorneys named to 2013 Super Lawyers® and Super Lawyers® Rising Stars Lists in Florida, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C.
American Lawyer Media
Firm's South Florida Real Estate Litigation Group recognized as 2014 Litigation Department of the Year by the Daily Business Review.
Eleven attorneys recognized as a 2013 Top Rated Lawyer in Taxation Law in American Lawyer and Corporate Counsel magazines.
Named Go-To Law Firm by American Lawyer Media in the categories of Corporate Transactions, Intellectual Property, Labor & Employment, Litigation and Securities.
Named a Go-To Law Firm for America's Fortune 500 companies by Corporate Counsel magazine.
Firm named a leader in BTI Client Service A-Team 2013.
Recognized as a "market-leading innovator" by clients and BTI Consulting, Inc.
Several attorneys named "BTI Client All-Stars" annually.
Ranked in the top 10 percent of law firms with the best client relationships by BIT Consulting, Inc. for 2014.
Considered in the top 10 percent of recommended law firms who serve large clients by BTI Consulting, Inc. for 2014.
Thirteen attorneys recognized as 2014 IP Stars by Managing Intellectual Property.
Firm named Best USA Firm for IP Patent Prosecution by the International Legal Alliance Summit and Awards in 2013.
Thirteen attorneys and the IP practice recommended in IAM Patent 1000 List in 2014, best-in-class listing of patent prosecution, licensing and litigation practitioners across 50 key jurisdictions.
Six attorneys and our intellectual property practice recommended in the 2014 edition of The Legal 500.
Ranked in the top 25 patent firms in the country by Intellectual Property Today in 2014.
The Business Journals, a Division of ACBJ
John A. "Jack" Barbour, CEO, won the Pittsburgh Business Times 2013 Diamond Awards in the Large For-Profit Category, honoring the Pittsburgh area's top presidents or CEOs.
Firm recognized by the Pittsburgh Business Times as a 2013 Energy Leadership Award recipient.
Recognized by the Pittsburgh Business Times as having the largest Energy practice in Pittsburgh in 2012.
Thirteen practices ranked among largest in the nation, according to a survey by Law360: Bankruptcy, Competition, Employment, Energy, Environmental, Government Contracts, Insurance, Intellectual Property, International Trade, Mergers & Acquisitions, Product Liability, Real Estate and White Collar.
Named a 2014 Pennsylvania Powerhouse law firm by Law360.
The Legal 500
Four practices (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) and 12 attorneys recommended by the The Legal 500.
Thirteen attorneys named to Florida Trend magazine's 2014 Legal Elite list.
We firmly believe that the different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives of our attorneys and government relations professionals are a critical source of the firm's vitality, enhance the legal services that we provide our clients, and ensure the future success of the firm. We are committed to supporting and sustaining a culture of inclusion that reflects both the ever-increasing diversity of our clients and the interconnectedness of the world in the 21st century. We recognize that only by fostering such a workplace culture will the firm continue to attract the best talent and support the development of long-term client relationships.
We are committed to ensuring that diversity is a top priority in the hiring, retention, and advancement of our attorneys and other professionals and in the elevation of diverse attorneys to leadership positions within the firm. Our core values of inclusiveness, cultural awareness, and mutual respect among us all ensures an environment that is welcoming, collegial and open to new ideas and change.
All of our professionals are encouraged to reach their goals and potential regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, disability, faith, or marital or parental status. Our commitment to a firm culture that recognizes, utilizes and celebrates our varied experiences, talents and expertise allows us to provide the highest level of professional services to our clients and ensures that we are open to different perspectives and innovation at all times.
Our commitment to diversity starts at the top, and our Diversity and Inclusion Committee is guided by our CEO Jack Barbour's dedication to this effort. With our CEO's support, the Diversity & Inclusion Committee facilitates dialogue with firm management and diverse attorneys on inclusion initiatives and goals to ensure diversity remains a top priority in the hiring, advancement and retention of talented lawyers and professionals.
Diversity: Our Reality
We are proud to say that women and diverse attorneys serve on our Board of Directors, our Executive Committee and our Advisory Committee, which is tasked with setting compensation and overseeing promotions. Women at Buchanan head offices, lead sections and serve in other key leadership positions in the firm.
Diversity is an important component of our firm's Strategic Plan and Client Service Standards. Much of our success moving forward depends on the strong commitment and cooperation of the firm's leadership, working together with the Diversity & Inclusion Committee, the Legal Recruiting Department and the Professional Development Department. The firm has opened up communication on the role of diversity at the firm and held training on implicit bias for all lawyers. Diversity has been an agenda item for section retreats, shareholder meetings, and discussions by Committees pertaining to lateral recruiting, promotions and business planning. Attorneys and government relations professionals are encouraged to contact members of those departments for assistance and with ideas for advancing our goals.
The firm's Diversity & Inclusion Committee is tasked with promoting and nurturing diversity within the firm. With eleven attorney members at all levels of service and two administrative directors, the Committee addresses issues with respect to the recruitment, retention and promotion of diverse and women attorneys. Internal initiatives of the Committee include hosting affinity group meetings and retreats, overseeing a formal sponsorship program for diverse counsel, supporting alternative work options and seeking out training opportunities for women and diverse attorneys. In conjunction with the firm's Director of Professional Development & Diversity, the Diversity & Inclusion Committee and the firm's Associates Committee offer formal mentoring to our associates, including those who are diverse.
The chair of the Diversity & Inclusion Committee and the head of the Women's Business Development Committee along with the Director of Professional Development & Diversity meet with women regularly to provide advice and training to further their integration, work satisfaction and career goals. The firm's larger offices have a women's liaison who coordinates social, educational and professional programs for women at a local level.
Outside of the firm, Buchanan has proudly partnered with various professional, educational and community groups which are dedicated to diversity, such as the University of Pittsburgh's Center for Race and Social Problems, the Philadelphia Diversity Law Group, the Allegheny County Bar Association and the National Association for Women Lawyers. Buchanan is a member in good standing of the Law Firm Affiliate Network of the Minority Corporate Counsel Association and has signed onto the Association's core diversity principles.