Friday, October 5, 2012

National firm to open financial law office in Charlotte

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC, a national legal and lobbying firm based in Pittsburgh, announced it will open an office in Charlotte to focus on banking and finance law.

Mike Wielechowski
“Establishing an office in Charlotte has been part of the firm’s strategic plan for some time,” CEO  Jack Barbour, a 1976 Davidson College graduate, said in a statement. “With major clients in the financial services sector, we have been looking for the right team to run an office in Charlotte."

The office will be led by Mike Wielechowski, who came to Charlotte from Pittsburgh about seven years ago after working for PNC Bank. He helps banks handle syndicated loans and mid-market deals. Two other attorneys will join him.

The firm said it has most large banks among its clients. The firm is still looking for office space uptown.