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Gene Barton is a corporate lawyer focusing on middle-market merger and mergers and acquisition transactions. His clients include private and public company sellers, private equity firms, strategic acquirers, entrepreneurs and a broad range of technology companies.

Gene has over 30 years’ experience working with U.S. and international clients in a wide spectrum of industries including healthcare, technology, biotechnology, manufacturing and retail. Gene has been lead counsel on more than $3 billion in M&A transactions over the past five years.

Gene is recognized by Chambers as a leading mergers and acquisition attorney. 


  • 2022 Lawdragon 500 Dealmakers in America

  • Chambers USA, Corporate M&A, Massachusetts, 2019 (Recognized Practitioner); 2023 (Band 4)

  • Best Lawyers in America® (2023-2024): Mergers & Acquisitions


  • Member, National Association of Venture/Private Equity Backed CFOs


  • Massachusetts
  • New York


  • Boston University  (B.A., 1979)
    • cum laude
  • Boston University  (J.D., 1982)
    • magna cum laude