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KevinBarone

Associate

"I strive to provide solutions to complex legal issues with practicality, common sense, and integrity."

Overview

Biography

A former Northrop Grumman Corporation business management analyst, SRC, Inc. senior contract negotiator, and solo practitioner, Kevin primarily concentrates his practice on real estate and lending, handling and negotiating real estate acquisitions, sale transactions, and financing for an array of clients. He has significant experience handling commercial leasing negotiations and provides support in connection with real estate matters involving easements and title research. As examining counsel to title insurance companies, Kevin also analyzes and examines real estate titles. He additionally focuses on executing commercial loan transactions for lending institutions.

Kevin also has extensive experience advising companies––including manufacturers of security products, radars, covert antennas, and electronics––on compliance with the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS), Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), Defense Priorities and Allocations System (DPAS), and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

Kevin additionally negotiates, drafts, and analyzes terms and conditions for complex master purchase agreements; purchase orders; indefinite delivery and indefinite quality (IDIQ) contracts; technology license and supply agreements governed by DFARS, FAR, DPAS, and NIST with major defense contractors; various Department of Defense (DOD) agencies; the General Services Administration (GSA); and foreign governments such as Bahrain, Hungary, Pakistan, Taiwan, and the United Arab Emirates. He has also handled  licensing and compliance for defense articles, defense services, and technical data subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR); products and services subject to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR); and firearms regulated by the US Commerce Department, Department of State and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF).

Kevin additionally has professional certifications in intellectual property in government contracts, software as a service (SaaS) contracts, and contracting and subcontracting bid negotiations.

Bar Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association

Selected Memberships & Affiliations

  • Moot Court Society
  • National Contract Management Association
Experience

Representative Experience

  • Successfully proposed and was awarded a $100 million contract with the US Air Force and ensured the proposal complied with the Truth in Negotiations Act (TINA) to avoid any defective pricing issues.
  • Advised a higher education institution on compliance with US export control laws with respect to doing business with Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. and its affiliates that are currently on the US Commerce Department’s Entity List.
  • Negotiated a significant pass-through rate reduction with a major defense contractor on the AMCOM Express contract vehicle.
  • Negotiated contracts and agreements subject to FAR and DFARS.
  • Managed contract performance for contracts and agreements with the DOD, major defense contractors, and foreign governments.
  • Successfully obtained a federal firearm license from the ATF for the sale of firearms.
  • Managed the Seaport-e program.
  • Advises Angler’s Association of Onondaga regarding the development of Webster Pond Park.
  • Executed a complex 1031 exchange transaction involving the purchase of a multi-unit apartment building.
  • Analyzed ALTA surveys for large-scale solar-development projects to identify easements and other encroachments that would impact the insurability of title.
  • Successfully petitioned the NYS Attorney General for approval of the sale of multiple properties for a religious corporation.
  • Analyzed the imposition of a transfer tax for the transfer of a controlling interest in an entity owning real property and holding a leasehold interest in real property located in the Northeastern and Pacific states.
  • Successfully executed the purchase and sale of a telecom easement for an agriculture client who leased an existing telecom tower to a telecommunications provider.
  • Successfully advised clients on negotiating, analyzing, and executing government contracts regulated by the FAR and DFAR, including but not limited to data-rights assertions and markings, prototype acquisitions, white papers, subcontracts, and prime contracts.
  • Executed multiple real estate transactions for an agricultural corporation for rural land-use development, provided extensive counsel for business law issues, and successfully negotiated and executed a multi-year lease between a family-owned agriculture corporation and a San Francisco-based solar-energy firm to develop a solar farm on the client’s land.
  • Worked with a corporation and lending institution to execute a commercial mortgage to finance a stock-redemption agreement and various capital improvements.
  • Successfully defended majority shareholders against a corporation dissolution petition by minority shareholders and subsequently negotiated a favorable buy-out of the minority shareholder’s interest in the corporation.
  • Executed a security-purchase agreement, asset transfer, and technology-loan agreement with an inter-company business partner to sustain the employer’s investment in innovative technology, including researching and analyzing international trade regulations for the execution of the company’s first direct commercial sale to Taiwan.
  • Drafted a petition to the Onondaga County Supreme Court to gain approval for a religious corporation to convey multiple parking easements.

Prior Experience

  • SRC, Inc., General Counsel’s Office, Senior Contract Negotiator
  • Kevin A. Barone, Esq., Solo Practitioner
  • Northrop Grumman Corporation Professional Development Program, Business Management Analyst Working in Import and Export Trade Compliance, Financial Regulatory Compliance, and Contracting 

Judicial Clerkships

  • NYS Supreme Court, Judge Samuel Hester

Selected Community Activities

  • Loaves and Fishes Outreach Center, Volunteer

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