Leech Tishman Welcomes Brett Mankey

Corporate Practice Group Welcomes Lawyer to the Firm
PITTSBURGH, PA – Leech Tishman recently welcomed Brett Mankey to its Pittsburgh and New York offices.

Brett Mankey has joined the firm’s Corporate Practice Group. 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, Internet, medical device, telecoms and the media.

During the course of his career, Brett has served as Vice President of Business & Strategic Development of a $950M annual revenue NASDAQ-listed telecommunications company, where he handled negotiating, structuring and due diligence examinations for all acquisitions, divestitures and investments. While employed by this company, Brett also spent time as Acting General Counsel, where he managed strategic relationships, commercial contracts, and litigation, arbitration and compliance matters as well as the oversight of outside counsel. Brett has been personally involved in negotiating over $18B worth of transactions in his career as either a businessman or a lawyer. Most recently, Brett was employed by Ballynahinch Capital Partners, where he served as the Managing Member and was engaged in outsourced corporate/strategic development and legal advisory work. In addition, he has served as CEO of several other wireless service and software companies and has been on the boards of various venture-funded entities.
Brett’s legal background includes serving as Of Counsel at an AMLaw 100 firm in Washington, D.C., where he represented many software, technology and telecommunications companies and investors. While living overseas, Brett spent time as a corporate transactional associate at a Global 50 law firm in London, where he regularly advised blue-chip companies in cross-border M&A, private equity and venture capital transactions throughout Europe.

 “It is with great excitement that we welcome Brett to our team of lawyers,” stated Pete A. Fuscaldo, managing partner of Leech Tishman.  “He has been leading transactions and teams for a number of years and we are confident in his ability to autonomously run deals, manage projects, interact with senior management, investors and boards of directors, and negotiate and solve complex 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, litigation, real estate, and taxation. For more information call 412.261.1600 or visit www.leechtishman.com.