Susan L. Barrett Associate

Susan focuses her practice on corporate and private equity transactions.  She represents public and privately-held companies, private equity funds, and institutional investors across multiple industries in a wide range of transactional matters, including platform and add-on acquisitions, mergers, equity investments, divestitures, recapitalizations, joint ventures, corporate governance, commercial contracts, and general corporate matters.

Susan serves as an executive committee member for the Women’s Bar Association of Western Pennsylvania and as a mentor for Big Brothers Big Sisters. She also holds the CIPP/US credential as a Certified Information Privacy Professional from the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).  

Susan received her law degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, magna cum laude, where she was actively involved with the University of Pittsburgh Legal Analysis and Writing Program as a Teaching Assistant, the University of Pittsburgh Law Review as a Research Editor, and the Pennsylvania Superior Court as a Judicial Intern. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Dayton, where she graduated summa cum laude from the University Honors Program.

Experience

Representation of a vertically integrated health services company, as borrower, in connection with a $7 million refinancing transaction with a bank holding company.

Representation of Eye Health America, a full-service eye care practice backed by LLR Partners, in its acquisition of Updegraff Laser Vision, a Florida-based eye surgery and laser vision center.

Representation of CEI Vision Partners, a leading ophthalmology services organization, in its acquisition of Retina Physicians and Surgeons of Dayton, an Ohio-based leading ophthalmology practice with five physicians.

Representation of Tiger Peak Capital, a New York-based private equity firm, in its acquisition of VoiceComm, a wholesale wireless accessory distributor.

Representation of Revelstoke Capital Partners, a Denver-based private equity firm, in its investment in DataLink Service Fund Solutions, a leading provider of medical software solutions.

Representation of Eye Health America, a full-service eye care practice backed by LLR Partners, in its acquisition of Montgomery & Riddle Eyecare, a prominent eye care service provider in South Carolina.

Representation of a Cleveland-based private equity firm in connection with an equity investment from a Columbus-based private equity firm to fund two acquisitions.

  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law, JD, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, Research Editor, University of Pittsburgh Law Review, 2016
  • University of Dayton, BA, English, Economics, and Communication, summa cum laude, Dean’s List, 2013

Executive Committee, Women’s Bar Association of Western Pennsylvania, 2017- present

Mentor, Big Brothers Big Sisters, 2017- present

Mentor, Pitt Law Mentoring Program, 2016- present

Member, International Association of Privacy Professionals, 2016- present

Member, Pennsylvania Bar Association, 2016- present

Member, Allegheny County Bar Association, 2016- present

  • Pennsylvania
  • Moderator, "Jury Selection Process," Women’s Bar Association of Western PA’s CLE program, June 21, 2018
  • Moderator, "A Matter of Respect," Women’s Bar Association of Western PA’s CLE program, February 20, 2018
  • Speaker, "M&A Transactions in the Oil & Gas Industry," Lawline’s webinar, October 13, 2017
  • Speaker, "Using Social Media in Your Law Practice," Using-Social-Media-Your-Law-Practice, August 27, 2015
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