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Russell Buchanan

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Russell B. Buchanan is a real estate, bankruptcy, litigation and labor and employment attorney with Baker Donelson.

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I'm Just a Bill (For Now): Labor and Employment Florida/Federal Legislative Update June 9, 2015
Florida Non-Competes: Trends and Best Practices March 10, 2015

Featured Experience

Served as outside Florida counsel for a NYSE-listed REIT.
Served as outside general counsel to large multifamily housing developer.
Represented national institutional lenders in connection with forbearance agreements and workout agreements.

Professional Biography

Overview

Mr. Buchanan's real estate practice includes commercial acquisitions, development and refinancing transactions. His litigation practice is primarily focused on complex commercial and real estate litigation involving contract disputes, employment disputes, real estate development disputes, workout agreements, construction and lien disputes, condominium disputes, title insurance disputes, commercial evictions and foreclosures.

Mr. Buchanan's real estate litigation experience includes foreclosure disputes, TILA claims, TCPA claims, RESPA and predatory lending claims. He routinely defends against unfair and deceptive trade practice claims, bad faith claims, fraud claims and unfair competition claims.

Mr. Buchanan's bankruptcy practice is primarily focused on creditor representation. He represents financial institutions, lenders, and other creditors in Chapter 7, 11, 13, and 15 proceedings. Mr. Buchanan has significant experience representing employers in federal and state court in Florida with respect to wage and hour, discrimination, retaliation and common law employment claims, as well as in the negotiation, drafting and enforcement of anti-solicitation and non-competition agreements.

Mr. Buchanan is a member of the Firm's 24 Hour Motor Carrier Emergency Response Team, a group of attorneys dedicated to providing rapid post-accident intervention and investigation throughout the Firm's footprint and beyond, whenever and wherever you need us.

Prior to joining Baker Donelson, Mr. Buchanan worked for nearly seven years at a statewide Florida law firm, first as a law clerk and then as an associate.

While attending law school, Mr. Buchanan served as an intern coordinator and field staffer for United States Senate candidate Richard Tarrant, where he supervised the efforts of 13 interns and implemented advanced microtargeting techniques. Mr. Buchanan also served as a law clerk for John McCain's 2008 Presidential campaign, where he researched and wrote memoranda on various aspects of federal and Florida election and administrative law. While in college, Mr. Buchanan participated in the Vermont Legislative Research Service, where he performed non-partisan policy research for Vermont state legislators, and was president of the University of Vermont Roller Hockey Team.

Representative Matters
  • Served as outside Florida counsel for a NYSE-listed REIT.
  • Served as outside general counsel to large multifamily housing developer.
  • Represented national institutional lenders in connection with forbearance agreements and workout agreements.
  • Represented lenders and borrowers in numerous contested commercial foreclosure matters where loan balances exceed $10 million.

  • Represented various institutional and private lenders in contested Chapter 11 cases.
  • Served as counsel to UK Trustee in Bankruptcy in Chapter 15 proceedings.
Professional Honors & Activities
  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell in the areas of Bankruptcy, Litigation and Commercial Law
  • Member – The Florida Bar
  • President/Past Treasurer/Member – Northern District of Florida Bankruptcy Bar Association
Publications
Speaking Engagements

Awards

Education

  • Florida State University College of Law, J.D., 2008
    • Managing Editor, Florida State Business Law Review
    • Book Award – Contracts II
    • Book Award – State and Local Taxation
  • University of Vermont, B.A., Political Science, 2005, honors

Admissions

  • Florida, 2008
  • U.S. District Court, Middle, Southern and Northern Districts of Florida
  • United States Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit

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