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Kevin D. Barnes

Ranked by Super Lawyers

KEVIN D. BARNES is Partner-in-Charge of the Cleveland office. He specializes in international business, financing, FCPA compliance and investigations, and corporate and commercial transactions. He helps public, middle market, and emerging companies grow their businesses through acquisitions, financing, technology transfers and international transactions.

Kevin has advised clients on international acquisitions, joint ventures, reorganizations and technology transfers in several countries, including Argentina, Austria, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Netherlands, Panama, Peru, Poland, Portugal, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Spain, and Turkey.

He has extensive experience with syndicated credit facilities, asset securitization programs, project financing, subordinate debt, tax exempt bonds, credit enhancements, and trade finance programs.

Kevin has represented clients in a wide variety of industries and service businesses, including automotive parts, specialty chemicals, consumer products, commercial explosives and blasting, retail apparel, telecommunications, coating applications capital equipment, construction materials, plastics, packaging, hydraulic and pneumatic capital equipment, steel making and steel service centers, ship construction and maritime financing, commercial equipment leasing, lease portfolio financing and medical product distribution. Kevin has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America since 1995. In 2016, he was recognized for his work in Banking & Finance Law and for Mergers & Acquisitions Law. In addition, he is a 2013 Top Rated Lawyer in International Law by American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell. He is recognized by Ohio Super Lawyers for Mergers & Acquisitions Law. Kevin is the Immediate Past President of The Hiram House, a 115-year old social service agency. He was appointed to the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center Advisory Council in 2013 for a three-year term.