Robert Finkel for commercial litigation and business counseling. He has litigated cases in many industries, such as aviation, energy and natural resources, technology, industrial sales, financial institutions, construction, insurance coverage, accounting, engineering and real estate. He also has represented businesses in a wide variety of commercial transactions, including negotiating and drafting purchase and sale agreements, credit and other financing documents, and real estate agreements.
This diverse background enables him to work effectively within any industry. He has substantial experience in both litigation and transactional work, which experience enhances his ability to deliver higher quality legal services in either discipline due to his experience in both. Prior to joining Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, Robert was a shareholder with Manion McDonough & Lucas, PC.
Robert also assists client with matters related to business acquisitions, intellectual property and trade secrets and restrictive covenants. He has counseled and represented employers in labor and employment matters, including enforcement of restrictive covenants and proceedings before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. And he has represented general contractors, engineering companies and builders in construction disputes. He has defended long-term care facilities, hospitals and medical professionals in professional malpractice actions.
Often called upon by members of other practice teams within the firm, Robert has worked alongside the firm’s Corporate, Labor and Financial Services sections and Energy practice groups to represent clients in a variety of commercial transactions including real estate, financing and business acquisitions, recovery matters and bankruptcy actions, and pursuit of insurance coverage.
He has also represented financial institutions and borrowers in lending transactions and a residential home builder in varied real estate matters. Because of Robert’s long interest in and experience assisting clients with E-Discovery issues, he co-chairs the firm’s E-Discovery team and applies his knowledge and experience to many subject areas.
Clients working with Robert depend on his responsiveness and his dedication to seeking practical, cost-effective solutions. They rely on Robert to go the extra mile in learning their business and their unique goals and concerns. And they rely on Robert to never shrink from a challenge. Clients often remark that he has a talent for making the difficult look easy. Robert considers facing a different challenge every day as a perk of his profession.
- Stanford University Law School, J.D., 1991, Senior Editor, Stanford Law Review
- The Pennsylvania State University, B.A., 1988, high distinction, Phi Beta Kappa, Political Science
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