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Barry L. Burten

Partner
BBurten@jmbm.com
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Direct: 310.785.5359
Main: 310.203.8080
Fax: 310.712.3359

1900 Avenue of the Stars
7th Floor
Los Angeles, California 90067
USA

Assistant
Cynthia Bloore
310.203.8080 Ext: 6414
CB3@jmbm.com

Barry Burten has substantial experience in general corporate, securities, financing, real estate and bankruptcy matters, including mergers and acquisitions, public offerings and private placements of debt and equity securities and limited partnership offerings and exchange offers for debt and equity.

Barry's mergers and acquisitions experience includes responsibility as partner in charge of the merger, reorganization, sale or acquisition or disposition assets of both public and private entities and related financings representing both buyers and sellers in private equity transactions. He has represented publicly-owned companies in various state and Federal securities law related matters, including formal and informal SEC investigations, extensive public offering work, 1934 Act and Investment Advisor Act matters and Sarbanes-Oxley advice. This experience includes particular expertise in healthcare and retail companies as well as bankruptcy matters.

Representative Experience:

  • Seller's counsel in sale of one of the largest automotive services retail chain in California
  • Purchaser's counsel in acquisition of large national retail apparel chain in bankruptcy proceeding
  • Primary outside counsel for the purchaser of Cigna's healthcare assets in Brazil
  • Outside counsel for the successful reorganization of the then largest publicly owned HMO with outstanding debts of over $3 billion dollars
  • Seller's counsel in sale of major national test preparation course
  • Purchaser's counsel in acquisition of largest privately owned port facility on the West Coast
  • Outside counsel for purchase and sale of numerous healthcare companies in California, Texas, and other states

Education

J.D., Harvard Law School, 1973

B.A., Colgate University, 1970
magna cum laude

Bar Admissions

State Bar of California
State Bar of New York
U.S. District Court, Central District of California
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York

Associations

Member, Business Law Section, American Bar Association

American Bar Association

Los Angeles County Bar Association

Beverly Hills Bar Association

Member of the Executive Committee of the Business and Corporations Law Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association

Awards & Recognition

  • Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review, AV Rating