John R. Previs, Esq.
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, P.C., Pittsburgh
Mr. Previs is a shareholder at Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC. For more than 20 years, he has been involved primarily in representing closely held businesses. His principal activity has been in structuring and closing transactions, including the buying, selling and financing of commercial entities. He has been responsible for the closing of more than 200 transactions for companies ranging in size from local family businesses to those involved in large, multi-tiered money center financings. This immersion in transactional work over many years enables Mr. Previs to understand the needs and expectations of the parties in financing transactions. His background and knowledge help him to anticipate problems and obstacles in advance and to organize and structure transactions so they can proceed to closing in a cost effective manner. Through creativity and care, he provides ideas and solutions to meet identified needs, through a positive "how to" approach. Additionally, Mr. Previs has represented franchisors in many aspects of the franchise system, including the preparation of franchise agreements and franchise disclosure documents, the negotiation of franchise agreements and the purchase, sale and termination of franchises, both domestic and international. He has also represented franchisees in the review and negotiation of franchise agreements and the financing to establish new businesses. Mr. Previs is a frequent speaker at local and regional trade and industry meetings. He is a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Mr. Previs received his J.D., with honors, from Duke University in 1973 and received his B.A., summa cum laude, from Boston College in 1970.