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Barry L. Dastin

Los Angeles

Barry L. Dastin
English, German, Spanish
Practice Group

Barry Dastin was raised on Long Island and began his legal career on Wall Street. Seven years later, he moved to California, but he took with him insight developed in New York-style corporate practice, which benefits his clients today. Whether large, entrepreneurial, or middle market, local, national, or international, it's the mix of clients and industries, and the variety of problems that need solving, that Barry enjoys the most.

Barry has led a number of high-profile deals, including representing the board of Harrah's Entertainment in the US$28 billion sale of the company, the senior management team of Albertsons in the US$9 billion acquisition of Safeway, and the special committee of the board of directors of Playboy Enterprises in its going-private transaction.

Barry concentrates in mergers and acquisitions, capital markets transactions, executive compensation matters, bank financings, and work-out-related matters. He has represented companies in industries ranging from computers and technology, manufacturing and retailing, entertainment, media and telecommunications, and the energy sector, to healthcare, real estate investment trusts, defense and aerospace, and investment and commercial banking. Barry has also served as outside securities and general counsel to various public and private companies.

Representative experience

Representation as counsel for the buyers, sellers, issuers, or lenders in more than 200 merger and acquisition and capital markets transactions.

Representing public companies, audit, and special committees in securities compliance and corporate governance matters.

Representation of foreign private issuers and other non-U.S. companies in cross-border acquisition and finance transactions.

Education and admissions


  • J.D., cum laude, Harvard Law School, 1978
  • B.A., magna cum laude, Yale University, 1975

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • California
  • New York

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