Leech Tishman Obtains Membership in AVRIO Advocati

Pittsburgh Law Firm Joins International Lawyer Network

PITTSBURGH, PA – Leech Tishman is pleased to announce that the firm recently became a member of AVRIO Advocati, a network of international lawyers based in London, England. AVRIO Advocati includes members from approximately 40 countries, primarily in Europe but also in Asia and the Americas.

Leech Tishman is the only U.S. member and one of two North American members of AVRIO Advocati. Leech Tishman attorneys A. Bruce Bowden and Brett P. Mankey will be attending the association’s general membership meeting in Paris, France from April 10-13, 2014.

A. Bruce Bowden is a Partner in the Corporate Practice Group in Leech Tishman’s Pittsburgh office. He also serves as co-chair of the firm’s International Practice Group. Bruce focuses his practice in the areas of M&A transactions, international, general corporate and corporate finance law.

Brett Mankey is Counsel in the firm’s Corporate and International Practice Groups and is also based in the Pittsburgh office. Brett focuses his practice in the area of corporate transactions, having spent the past 15 years working as both a lawyer and a businessman in a transaction-driven and technology-focused environment. Brett has a wealth of experience advising clients involved in major commercial/strategic contract negotiations, acquisitions, divestitures and investments, both domestically and abroad. He has represented private equity/venture capital firms, entrepreneurs, venture-backed companies and joint venture clients in a wide range of industries including software,

AVRIO Advocati is a European based network of law firms, covering practically every major European city. The object of AVRIO Advocati is to develop, on a European basis, the exchange of professional know-how, foster legal co-operation as well as legal research on European and international issues.

Leech Tishman is a firm dedicated to providing full-service commercial legal services to individuals, businesses, and institutions. We combine a deep understanding of our clients and their businesses with skilled legal counsel to find solutions. We offer legal services in alternative dispute resolution, bankruptcy & creditors’ rights, construction, corporate, employment, energy, environmental, safety & toxic torts, estates & trusts, government relations, insurance coverage & corporate risk mitigation, intellectual property, international legal matters, litigation, real estate, and taxation. For more information call 412.261.1600 or visit www.leechtishman.com.