Biography

Barbara is a business and transactional lawyer counseling clients in all facets of their business. Her practice includes M&A transactions, joint ventures, entity formation and governance, capital and debt financings, securities regulation and private placements, commercial contracts, SaaS and technology licensing, and general business counseling.

She represents a diverse client group ranging from start-ups to seasoned companies in industries such as specialty chemicals, green technology, insurance, information technology, as well as emerging growth and service companies.

A variety of business clients use Barbara as "outside in-house" counsel on either a project or a continuing basis. These relationships offer business clients an ongoing trusted advisor providing practical legal guidance.

Barbara previously practiced at Kelley, Drye & Warren and was corporate counsel at The Daseke Group, Inc., advising on corporate and commercial matters, financing facilities, and private equity transactions.

Representative matters that Barbara has handled recently include:

  • Acquisition of SeaKlear, specialty chemical product line of pool treatment products
  • Acquisition of Bolt Technology Corporation by Teledyne Industries for $191 million enterprise value
  • Sale of specialty fashion manufacturer to PE group for more than $100 million, including European and Asian operations
  • Sale of a specialty infrared analytic instruments company to synergistic buyer
  • Sale of connectivity mobile device data app for iPhone, BlackBerry, Samsung, and other Android devices for more than $70 million
  • Senior loan facility providing financing for client's operating needs as well as ongoing acquisition financing including asset-based credit facility, and real estate and intellectual property secured term loans
  • Corporate governance and strategic advice to technology platform client for successful redemption and exit of dissident Series A preferred stockholders
  • Recapitalization of privately held specialty chemical company to provide succession planning and deliver growth and investment opportunity to management
  • Private offering of interests in company investing in distilled alcohol products
  • Multi-year stint advising the U.S. and European operations of a specialty chemical electronic materials manufacturing division of a diversified NYSE company

Services/Industries

Education

  • University of Virginia School of Law  (J.D.)
  • Carleton College  (B.A., cum laude)

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut

Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Business Law Section
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Corporate Law Section

Honors

  • Recognized in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business under Corporate/M&A
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© under Business Organizations (including LLCs and partnerships) (2018-2021)
  • Top Lawyer in Fairfield County in Business Law by Moffly Media

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Contact Verrill at (855) 307 0700