Barry R. Carus

Barry R. Carus

Hofstra University School of Law,
J.D., With Distinction, 1988

The George Washington University,
Bachelor of Accountancy, 1985

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Barry Carus is a CLMC partner. Mr. Carus advises a diverse range of clients in mergers and acquisitions; business, healthcare, venture capital and real estate transactions; general corporate matters; corporate finance; succession planning and exit strategies; and shareholder and partnership buyout transactions. Mr. Carus also counsels clients on a wide range of commercial matters and agreements, including shareholder, limited liability company, partnership, and employment matters and agreements. Mr. Carus’ combined experience of having owned and managed his own business for many years and having acted as the primary attorney for clients on numerous complex legal matters throughout his legal career, enables him to provide clients with a unique blend of sophisticated and value driven legal and business advice. Mr. Carus has substantial experience serving as outside general counsel for many clients, including private equity backed companies. Mr. Carus provides clients with global representation in all phases of their business operations and on their business deals and transactions, including planning, due diligence, negotiating, drafting and consummating such deals and transactions. Mr. Carus also serves as the Trustee of a Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Liquidating Trust.

Mr. Carus graduated, With Distinction, from Hofstra University School of Law, where he was a Notes and Comments Editor of the Hofstra Labor Law Journal.

Mr. Carus is a member of the New York State and Nassau County Bar Associations.

Mr. Carus is rated "AV Preeminent" by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest level of professional excellence.


Representative Experience

Mergers and Acquisitions:          

  • Sale of cleaning and janitorial services company to private equity backed buyer. 
  • Sale of family-owned food manufacturer to private equity backed buyer.
  • Sale of real property management business to large real property management company.
  • Sale of metals manufacturing company to private equity backed buyer.
  • Sale of diagnostic imaging services medical practice to publicly-owned diagnostic imaging services company.
  • Successful completion of five (5) acquisitions by real property title information services company, playing a pivotal role in the national expansion of their geographical footprint.
  • Sale of New Jersey home healthcare business of a NYC based home health care and staffing company.
  • Merger of two NYC based regional certified public accounting firms.
  • Several mergers of CPA’s practices into larger certified public accounting firms.
  • Sale back to the company of client’s substantial ownership interest in family owned manufacturing and distribution business.
  • Sale back to the company of client’s fifty percent (50%) ownership interest in digital advertising agency.
  • Sale of one hundred percent (100%) ownership interest of a NYC based home healthcare and staffing company to an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP).
  • Acquisition by insurance software company of competitor.
  • Acquisition by general contracting and construction management company of specialty construction company.

General Corporate:

  • Outside general counsel for many years to national provider of title searches and real property data solutions.
  • Outside general counsel for many years to NYC based home health care and staffing company.

Business and Professional Partnerships:

  • Owner’s expansion of workplace furniture design and sale company by establishment of partnership with an experienced industry salesperson.
  • Representation of founding partner of workers’ compensation and social security disability law practice in establishment of law partnership with firm associate.
  • Establishment of partnerships for various contracting, restaurant, and other operating businesses, and medical practices.

Business Partnership Dispute Resolution:       

  • Successful representation of partner in unwinding of partnership of two electrical contracting companies.
  • Successful representation of architectural design firm in mediation of lawsuit with retired partner.
  • Successful representation of partner in buyout of partner in paving and property maintenance contracting business and related real property.

Real Estate Transactions:

  • Tenant representation in office lease of significant square footage in major Lake Success, NY office building.
  • Tenant representation in office lease of significant square footage in major Melville, NY office building.
  • Landlord representation in triple net lease of Astoria, NY office building.
  • Landlord representation in triple net lease of Suffolk County, NY based manufacturing and distribution facility.
  • Landlord representation in many retail store leases for NYC commercial property owner.
  • Numerous purchases and sales of commercial real estate properties.
  • Landlord representation in NYC professional office lease to oral surgeon.


  • Representation of professional athletes in various endorsement deals.

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