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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. Barry has also served as outside counsel to and has advised numerous private and public corporations and boards of directors on a wide array of corporate matters, including corporate governance issues. 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, and 1934 Act matters. 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
  • Seller's counsel for the disposition of their ownership interests in Brazil's largest healthcare provider
  • 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 SAT/ACT test preparation course company
  • 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

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

Los Angeles County Bar Association

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

Member of the Board of Governors of the Institute for Corporate Counsel

Awards & Recognition
  • Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review, AV Rating