Damon O. Barry

Partner

barryd@ballardspahr.com
Tel 303.299.7319
Fax 303.296.3956
Denver

Damon Barry advises clients on the formation of new businesses, franchising, mergers and acquisitions, government relations and affairs, corporate governance, capital raises, joint ventures, and commercial real estate transactions. His clients include directors and executives of public companies, owners of closely held companies, and others in a wide range of industries including software and technology, retail, gaming, hospitality, food and beverage, financial services, and manufacturing. He also advises professional athletes and coaches on sports law matters.

A former in-house counsel, Damon routinely advises corporate legal departments as well as serves as general counsel for lower- to middle-market companies.

Damon spent more than a decade at CSG Systems International, Inc., a publicly traded multinational corporation where he served as Vice President of Business Affairs, Assistant General Counsel (Deputy), and Corporate Secretary. In that role, he advised the CSG executive team and provided oversight on the operational and legal aspects of all business operations, including corporate growth strategies, corporate governance, and oversight of regional operations in Europe and Central and Latin America. While working for CSG, Damon played a key role in a number of mergers, acquisitions, and transactions exceeding $3.5 billion in value.

Representative Matters

  • Led many private acquisition and disposition transactions ranging in size from $1 million to $250 million, negotiating the definitive agreements, associated documentation, and coordinating deal teams
  • Represents clients (airport concessionaires) in multiple restaurants and bar concepts opening in several international airports in the United States, as well as in negotiation of expansions and new ventures
  • Led transaction teams in the drafting, negotiation, and closing of software and other technology licensing agreements in North America, Latin America, and Europe
  • Negotiated and advised clients on employment arrangements and agreements, representing both employers and employees, including non-compete provisions, compensation arrangements, and equity plans
  • Led the drafting and negotiating of the transition services agreement for a global company and oversaw the transition of its 800 employees throughout North, Central, and Latin America; Europe, the Middle East and Africa; Asia Pacific, and China

Recognition & Accomplishments

Forty under 40 honoree, Denver Business Journal

2010 Alumni Master, Nebraska Alumni Association

"30 Leaders of the Future," Ebony magazine

Recognized as a "Colorado Producer" by Wells Fargo bank for professional and civic achievements

The Legal 500 US, mergers and acquisitions – middle-market (sub-$500m), 2017-2018

Board Memberships

Trustee, University of Nebraska Foundation

Alumni Council and Executive Board, University of Nebraska College of Law

Goodwill Industries of Denver

Scientific and Cultural Facilities District Board (gubernatorial appointee)

Professional Activities

Association for Corporate Growth (Denver Chapter)

Sam Cary Bar Association

Governor Ritter's Economic Development and International Trade Transition Advisory Committee (former member, gubernatorial appointee)

State of Colorado Statutory Advisory Committee to the Property Tax Administrator (former chair, gubernatorial appointee)

Community Activities

President, Middle Western, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

Member, Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity, Inc.

University of Nebraska College of Law (J.D. 2000)

University of Washington (B.A. 1994)
Member of varsity football team that made three consecutive Rose Bowl appearances and won the 1991 National Championship
All PAC-10 Academic Team


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