Vero Beach, FL 772-231-4440

Melbourne, FL 321-984-2700

Coral Gables, FL 305-443-5020

Kevin M. Barry

Member and Chair of Business and Transactional Department and Co-Chair of Commercial Real Estate Department

Kevin Barry joined Rossway Swan Tierney Barry & Oliver in 2011 and currently has over thirty years of legal experience, the majority of which were spent in large international law firms. Kevin concentrates in general corporate law and transactional matters including mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings, venture capital and real estate transactions. He has acted as general counsel to numerous start-up companies and publicly held corporations at all stages of growth as well as private investors in many industries.

Kevin graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Middlebury College and received his Juris Doctor Degree from Hofstra University School of Law in 1990. Kevin began his legal career as an associate at White & Case, a Wall Street firm located in New York City, before becoming partner at Testa, Hurwitz & Thibeault LLLP, where he was head of the firm’s European Initiative and Public Company Practice Group.

As a member of the Florida Bar since 2011, Kevin is also admitted to practice in New York and Massachusetts since 1991. Kevin has been selected by Chambers USA as one of America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, and he has been selected by the Best Lawyers in America as a leading lawyer in securities law and venture capital law. He has also been selected by the Boston Globe Magazine as one of the top securities lawyers during his time in Boston, Massachusetts. Since moving to Vero Beach and joining Rossway Swan, Kevin has actively served the Treasure Coast community by being the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of St. Edward’s School, a member of the Board of Trustees for the Environmental Learning Center, General Counsel to the Indian River County Chamber of Commerce, and President and member of the Board of Trustees for The Research Coast Principium Foundation.

Education

  • Middlebury College, B.A., Cum Laude, 1987
  • Hofstra University, with distinction, J.D., 1990

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 2011
  • New York, 1991
  • Massachusetts, 1991

Professional Associations

  • Indian River County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • The Florida Bar
  • New York State Bar
  • Massachusetts Bar

Awards and Honors

  • The Best Lawyers in America, Leading lawyer in venture capital law and in securities law
  • Super Lawyers, New England
  • Super Lawyers, Massachusetts
  • Chambers USA: One of America’s Leading Lawyers for Business

Community Involvement

  • St. Edward’s School, Chairman of Board of Trustees, 2013-2020
  • Board Member of Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast, 2019-Present
  • Environmental Learning Center, Board of Trustees, 2012-2014
  • The Research Coast Principium Foundation, President and Member of the Board of Trustees, 2012-2014
  • Indian River County Chamber of Commerce, General Counsel 2012-2013
  • Bent Pine Club Member, 2020-Present

Bridging a Tradition of Excellence

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 2011
  • New York, 1991
  • Massachusetts, 1991

Education

  • Middlebury College, B.A., Cum Laude, 1987
  • Hofstra University, with distinction, J.D., 1990

Professional Associations

  • Indian River County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • The Florida Bar
  • New York State Bar
  • Massachusetts Bar

Awards and Honors

  • The Best Lawyers in America, Leading lawyer in venture capital law and in securities law
  • Super Lawyers, New England
  • Super Lawyers, Massachusetts
  • Chambers USA: One of America’s Leading Lawyers for Business

Community Involvement

  • St. Edward’s School, Board of Trustees, 2013-Present, Current Chairman of the Board
  • Environmental Learning Center, Board of Trustees, 2012-2014
  • The Research Coast Principium Foundation, President and Member of the Board of Trustees, 2012-2014
  • Indian River County Chamber of Commerce, General Counsel 2012-2013
  • Quail Valley Club Member, 2010-Present