Barton focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and organization and capital formation. He frequently advises clients with respect to M&A transactions, equity offerings, convertible debt and other securities, and also counsels public and private companies, private equity firms, investors, start-up companies, and entrepreneurs in general business matters. As a member of the firm’s Medical Marijuana Task Force, Barton is at the forefront of medical cannabis regulation in Alabama.

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Barton has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America® as “One to Watch” in both Corporate Governance and Compliance and Mergers and Acquisitions. He is a member of the Business Law Section and the Young Lawyers Section of the Alabama State Bar Association. He is also a member of the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association.

He holds a B.A. in History from the University of Alabama and obtained his J.D. from the University of North Carolina. He is admitted to practice in Alabama.


Bar Admissions

  • Alabama, 2015


  • Best Lawyers in America®
    • Ones to Watch, Corporate Governance and Compliance Law, 2021-2023
    • Ones to Watch, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, 2021-2023

Education & Honors

  • University of North Carolina, J.D., cum laude, 2015
    • Executive Comments Editor, North Carolina Law Review
  • University of Alabama, B.A., History, summa cum laude, 2012
    • Phi Beta Kappa

Papers, Presentations, & Publications