Dateline Pittsburgh: 08/05/14

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Brendan P. Lucas joined Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney as an associate in its energy practice group. He focuses his practice on energy and natural resources law, where he has experience analyzing, negotiating, preparing and reviewing contracts and agreements, including joint operating agreements, unitization/​pooling agreements, farmin/​farmout agreements and surface use agreements. Mr. Lucas earned his degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.


Burke Cromer Cremonese, LLC said Kira M. Rivera joined as an associate attorney. She will be practicing in the area of commecial litigation, with a particular focus in construction law and general liability litigation. Ms. Rivera received her law degree from Duquesne University School of Law, where she served as the executive copy editor of the Duquesne University Health Law Journal.

Fox Rothschild LLP’s Pittsburgh office has expanded its litigation practice with the addition of lawyer Richard L. Holzworth. He received his law degree in 2012, magna cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh, where he served as senior managing editor of the University of Pittsburgh Law Review.

Attorney Matthew Kikta joined Julian Gray Associates. He will assist clients in all phases of long-term care planning, including Medicaid eligibility, veterans benefits planning and traditional estate planning. In addition, Sherrie Ott joined as a legal assistant. She has more than 25 years of experience in the areas of trust, estate planning, real estate, transactional law and taxes.

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC announced that the following were named to the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list: Lynn J. Alstadt, Bruce Americus, Margaret B. Angel, Samuel W. Braver, Charles B. Gibbons, Eugene A. Giotto, Thomas S. Giotto, Craig S. Heryford, David J. Laurent, Kevin P. Lucas, Joseph F. McDonough, Wendelynne J. Newton, Stanley J. Parker, David J. Porter, Robert B. Ramsey, Brian H. Simmons, Thomas M. Thompson, Howard J. Wein, Susan A. Yohe and Stanley Yorsz. Named to the Pennsylvania Rising Stars list: Brian D. Balonick,Ralph G. Fischer, Jr., Daniel C. Garfinkel, Cindy D. Hinkle, Erin Lucas Hamilton, Mariah Passarelli, Ryan Purpura, Lori Rooney, Jaime S. Tuite, Jordan M. Webster and Jason P. Wrona.

Robb Leonard Mulvihill announced that the following were named to the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list: Dennis St. J. Mulvihill, John A. Robb, Jr., Bruce E. Rende, Thomas J. Farnan, R. Douglass Klaber, Jr., Arthur J. Leonard, Robert A. Loch, Daniel L. Rivetti, Mark A. Martini and Rhonda J. Sudina. Named to the Pennsylvania Rising Stars list: Amy Kirkham. Additionally, Dennis St. J. Mulvihill and Daniel L. Rivetti have been recognized as two of the Top 50 Super Lawyers in Pittsburgh area.

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