John A. “Jack” Barbour is the Executive Chairman. He served for seven years as the firm’s CEO, Managing Director and Chairman of its Board of Directors. Jack focuses his practice on real estate development and financing, as well as complex commercial transactions. He also advises and counsels high-net-worth family businesses.
Jack is currently serving on the Board of Directors of the United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania, having served as Chair from 2015 to 2017, and has been appointed by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to serve as Vice-Chair of the Board of the Pennsylvania Lawyers Fund for Client Security. Jack is a Trustee of the University of Pittsburgh and currently serves as Chairperson of its Property and Facilities Committee.
In 2011, Jack was appointed by Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett to serve as chair of his Advisory Council on Privatization and Innovation. Jack has been a trusted advisor to the Pittsburgh Steelers for many years. He led a team of Buchanan attorneys who assisted in a major restructuring of the ownership of the Steelers, and represented the Steelers in the development, financing and construction of Heinz Field.
Jack has represented developers, lenders and equity participants in a wide range of sophisticated commercial real estate transactions across the United States over the past several decades. Jack also has served as primary outside counsel to a large private equity company for more than 35 years.
- Vanderbilt University, J.D., 1979
- Davidson College, 1976, cum laude
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