Dick Barry has practiced with the firm since 1984 following four years as a trial attorney with the Tax Division of the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. Mr. Barry's major practice areas include the following:
- Tax and employee benefit plan issues in mergers, acquisitions and other complex business transactions
- Retirement plans, including 401(k) plans, defined benefit plans, 457 plans and ESOPs
- Multi-employer plans and collectively bargained plans
- Executive compensation
- Nonqualified deferred compensation plans and arrangements
Mr. Barry graduated magna cum laude from Rice University (B.A. in mathematics) where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He earned his law degree from Vanderbilt University where he was a member of Order of the Coif and earned the Founder's Medal for graduation with First Honors. Mr. Barry received his master's degree in Taxation from Georgetown University Law Center in 1984. Mr. Barry formerly practiced with a major law firm in Tampa, Florida and is admitted to practice in both Tennessee and Florida.