Kevin Barrett
Of Counsel

Education: University of San Diego School of Law, JD; University of California at Los Angeles, MBA; San Diego State University, B.S. Business Administration; Stanford University/Coursera, Machine Learning 11-week course, currently enrolled.

Admitted to California, Washington, Colorado, and New York Bars.

Kevin has successfully handled corporate, securities and litigation matters for over 30 years.

Financing and Contract Matters

Vast experience handling a wide variety of financing and contract matters. This includes financing and preparing all contracts needed by new companies. Kevin has represented over 100 start-up companies, and has negotiated and prepared all their contracts, including independent contractor, employment, stock transfer, licensing, trademarks, non-disclosure, joint venture, LLC operating agreements, corporate formation, and has prepared many private placements of equity and many registration statement filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Litigation, Trials and Disputes

Vast experience with litigation. I have taken three cases to trial, and have taken 50 cases to arbitration, and taken 22 cases to federal administrative hearings (trials in federal courts). Kevin has taken hundreds of depositions. He has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in hundreds of litigated matters. These matters include contract disputes, fatalities, severe and moderate personal injuries, property damage, elder abuse (financial), representing severely disabled people in appellate cases before the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review of the Social Security Administration in federal courts (won 18 out of 22 of these appellate cases), and have resolved hundreds of insurance coverage disputes. Most recent trial success was in 2019, Lopes v. Paragon Systems, Inc. (San Clara County Superior Court Case No. 17CV311622); Obtained a defense verdict plus costs for client Paragon Systems, a leading national security service firm providing armed security to many critical federal agencies.

Other Experience

Negotiated TV series deal for host with major cable TV production company.

Negotiated film production and financing agreements.

Successfully prepared, filed and cleared over 30 registration statements with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for a wide variety of businesses, including women’s clothing, canned fish, electric bicycles, geothermal power and mines.

Prepared over 35 private placement equity offerings.

Past President of the San Francisco Chapter of the U.C.L.A. Anderson Graduate School of Business Alumni Association.