Leech Tishman




Leech Tishman is a U.S.-based, full-service law firm dedicated to assisting businesses, institutions, and individuals. Leech Tishman offers legal services in business restructuring & insolvency, construction, corporate matters, intellectual property, labor & employment, litigation & alternative dispute resolution, real estate, and trusts & estates. In addition, the firm offers a wide range of legal services to clients in the aviation & aerospace, cannabis, emerging cyber technologies, energy & natural resources, entertainment & sports, healthcare, hospitality, and life sciences industries. Leech Tishman has offices in Chicago, IL, Los Angeles, CA, New York, NY, Philadelphia, PA, Pittsburgh, PA, Sarasota, FL, Washington, D.C., and Wilmington, DE.


Avrio Representatives

Bruce Bowden

Bruce Bowden focuses mainly in the areas of M&A transactions, international legal matters, general corporate issues, and corporate finance law.

Practicing in the international arena since the early 1970s, Bruce has represented overseas companies acquiring U.S. companies and U.S. investors in the sale of U.S. interests to overseas companies. He has also represented U.S. companies in establishing foreign offices, subsidiaries, and distribution networks. Bruce’s overseas transactions have involved parties in North, Central and South America, in Europe, in the Middle East, and in the Far East.

Bruce has also acted as outside general counsel for a number of companies, including two that produce cutting-edge medical devices.

On the corporate finance side, Bruce has represented corporations in scores of venture capital, public offering, and debt financing transactions. He has worked as principal negotiator, as well as legal advisor, on transactions with federal, state, and local government agencies.

Bruce regularly lectures on many aspects of corporate and international law. He has presented before the American Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, AVRIO Advocati, and Legalink.

An active member of the Pittsburgh community, Bruce sits on a number of client and civic boards of directors and holds leadership positions and other offices in several community organizations.


William F. Bresee

William Bresee’s practice focuses primarily on corporate, international, and construction matters, as Bill possesses a wealth of experience in the area of commercial transactions. Bill serves as West Coast Chair of the Construction Practice Group.

Bill has advised a wide range of clients, from multinational corporations to entrepreneurial enterprises, on issues such as corporate organization and administration, and legal matters related to electrical power, petroleum, telecommunications, industrial and civil facilities for U.S. and foreign corporations, governmental entities, and joint ventures. Bill is also experienced in international sourcing of material, contractor-subcontractor and owner-vendor issues, infrastructure issues, private placements, research and development projects, investments in high technology concerns, “partnering” and other joint venture vehicles, acquisitions, corporate planning and structure, construction, financing, architectural design and engineering issues, equipment leasing, and commercial agreements involving U.S., European, Asian, and Middle Eastern business concerns.

He is also a retired U.S. Navy/Navy Reserve Captain (Supply Corps), having had seven significant command assignments in logistics.

Bill is known for his successful record in making an immediate impact in reducing inefficiencies and providing revenue growth for his clients. He is a regular speaker on corporate, commercial, and international law issues.


Daniel T. Mongan

Daniel T. Mongan has built a thriving corporate practice and has served his clients in a variety of capacities, including holding executive positions as leader of corporate strategy for W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc., general counsel of ICx Technologies, Inc., and general counsel of Infinia Corporation.

Over the course of his career, Dan has gained extensive experience in the financing, purchase, and sale of businesses, as well as securities law, banking and finance, corporate matters, and the negotiation and drafting of a wide variety of contracts, including technology license agreements, executive employment agreements, investment and shareholder agreements, and commercial contracts.

He has experience managing the breadth of issues faced by businesses across a spectrum of industries, as well as deep expertise in mergers and acquisitions, spinoffs, divestitures, joint ventures, and strategic alliances. Dan advises his clients on a range of financing and investment matters, including venture capital and private equity investments, securities, banking, and project finance.

He has addressed many issues faced by businesses seeking growth and sustainability, including technology licensing and strategy, regulatory compliance, executive retention and compensation, investor and shareholder matters, board advisory, and commercial matters.