Ralph F. Manning

Ralph is a shareholder and has represented businesses and individuals for over 35 years in transactional and business law matters including mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, intellectual property, succession planning, corporate governance, real estate and estates & trusts issues.

He represents businesses of various sizes and types from start-up to Fortune 100 firms, and has handled a broad range of business transactional matters. He is a cost-effective negotiator, problem solver and legal adviser for a wide range of business and personal legal matters. Ralph has participated in many merger, acquisition and sale transactions, and he has extensive experience representing either the acquiring or the acquired party in many U.S. and foreign jurisdictions on five continents.  Ralph is an experienced intellectual property attorney and a licensed patent attorney.

Ralph is chair of the firm’s Mergers & Acquisitions group and of its Technology & Intellectual Property Group. He also co-chairs the firm’s Client Development Group.

Areas of Practice: Business and Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions, Intellectual Property, Succession Planning, Corporate Governance, Construction, Real Estate, Estates & Trusts

Honors and Awards: Ralph was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® in Construction Law, Corporate Governance, Compliance Law and Intellectual Property Law categories. He was also named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer® in the Business/Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions and Intellectual Property categories.

Memberships and Activities: Ralph is active in many regional and community organizations including Leadership Pittsburgh, Inc. and the Regional Development Funding Corporation where he is a Director. Ralph is also a Director and Chair of Three Rivers Center for Independent Living, Inc., and past President of the Rotary Club of Pittsburgh.

Ralph is a graduate of Leadership Pittsburgh XII and a former facilitator of the Entrepreneurial Fellows Program at the University of Pittsburgh Katz Business School.

Jurisdictions: Ralph is licensed to practice in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Connecticut.

Education and Background: Ralph received his Juris Doctor from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, his M.S. from Carnegie Mellon University and his B.S. in chemical engineering from the University of Pittsburgh.

Prior to joining Tucker Arensberg, Ralph was a partner at another Pittsburgh law firm and served as general counsel and an officer of Allied-Signal, Inc., Echlin Inc. and Eltra Corporation. Ralph is a shareholder in the firm’s Business and Finance Department.