William A. Newman, Partner, Barton LLP



Bill Newman advises Barton’s clients on the structuring and execution of sophisticated business and securities transactions. He actively represents operating businesses, investment funds and individual investors across a wide variety of industries, including financial services, investment management, real estate, information technology, media, marketing, life sciences, software, manufacturing and distribution. Bill assists emerging growth companies in accessing US capital markets, using his expertise with the SEC’s rules as well as the regulations of the major US securities exchanges and the US over-the-counter securities markets.

Bill often is involved with mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures on behalf of Barton’s clients. His mergers and acquisitions experience includes representing investment funds in the purchase and sales of portfolio companies, as well as private clients in the sale of their businesses to strategic or financial buyers.

He has considerable expertise regarding inbound investments in the United States and inbound acquisitions of U.S. businesses, including regulation by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), an area in which he has written and presented extensively.

Prior to joining Barton in 2011, Bill was a partner with Sullivan & Worcester, LLP and from 1999 through 2008 was the managing partner of the New York office of McGuireWoods LLP.