Kevin Barker’s practice focuses on complex civil litigation and business transactions, with a special emphasis on real estate matters. He represents clients in litigation and transactions related to various types of commercial real estate assets, including office, retail, industrial, multifamily, mixed-use properties, and hotels.
In addition to commercial real estate disputes, Mr. Barker’s litigation experience includes representing clients in corporate control fights, derivative shareholder lawsuits, fraud and tortious interference claims, conversion actions, fiduciary duty claims, contractual disputes, and trade secrets and intellectual property matters. He has earned numerous dismissals of claims at the initial pleadings and summary judgment stages of litigation in addition to securing judgments in his clients’ favor at trial, on appeal, and in private arbitration. He also has experience with public and private internal investigations, acting both as independent counsel to the government and as private counsel to businesses and individuals targeted by investigatory probes.
In his business practice, Mr. Barker counsels clients in connection with the purchase and sale of businesses, the formation of business organizations, and the negotiation, interpretation, and implementation of articles of incorporation, corporate bylaws, limited liability company (LLC) agreements, and partnership agreements. He also advises clients regarding corporate finance, business management and restructuring, and employee benefit plans, including employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs).
Outside of the legal practice, Mr. Barker is a member of a rapidly expanding digital publishing company that produces content focused on television and travel, acquires other digital publishers through leveraged buyouts, and to date reaches an audience of more than 10 million monthly consumers. This experience gives him a unique, first-hand understanding of the diverse challenges and issues confronting his business clients. He has also served as a lecturer on hotel transactions for the Hospitality and Tourism Law Program at American University Washington College of Law.
Prior to joining BBS&G, Mr. Barker served as a law clerk to the Honorable Robert G. James, then-Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana. In law school, he was the editor in chief of the Administrative Law Review.