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 was recognized on The Pittsburgh Business Times’ 2019 “30 Under 30” list honoring rising stars in the region’s business and nonprofit communities. She serves as an adjunct professor for a Mergers & Acquisitions course at the Duquesne University School of Law. Susan also 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 is involved in recruitment of incoming associates for the McGuireWoods Summer Associate Program.

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 provider of complex rehab technology, clinical respiratory products, and DME and supplies in its acquisition of an Ohio-based provider of mobility equipment.

Representation of a private equity-backed provider of mechanical contracting services for industrial, commercial and biomedical users in its acquisition of a full-service engineering, construction and service company.

Representation of a diagnostic imaging solutions company in its acquisition of a nuclear imaging services company.

Representation of Kennametal (NYSE: KMT), a supplier of tooling and industrial materials, in its sale of International Specialty Alloys, a Pennsylvania-based producer of titanium master alloys for the aerospace market, to AMG Advanced Metallurgical Group N.V. (AMVMF.PK), a Netherlands-based global critical materials company.

Representation of Midwest Paper Group, a manufacturer and distributor of paper products, in its sale to Industrial Opportunity Partners, an Illinois-based private equity firm.

Representation of EN Engineering, a leading national energy engineering, consulting, and compliance services firm in its acquisition of Kestrel Power Engineering, a process facilities engineering and design firm.

Representation of EN Engineering, a leading national energy engineering, consulting, and compliance services firm, in its acquisition of QC Data, an industry-leading provider of engineering design and data services.

Representation of a private equity-backed provider of mechanical contracting services for industrial, commercial and biomedical users in its acquisition of a provider of electrical systems and solutions. 

Representation of EN Engineering, a leading national engineering, consulting, and automation services firm, in its acquisition of Pondhop Automation and Controls, a Texas-based automation and control system integration firm.

Representation of a regulatory and quality medical device consulting and engineering services firm in its sale of equity to a private equity investment firm. 

Representation of a healthcare-focused private equity firm in its acquisition of a California-based modern infusion medical center.

Representation of a private equity-backed provider of mechanical contracting services for industrial, commercial and biomedical users in its acquisition of an electrical construction company. 

Representation of Post Capital, a private investment firm, in its recapitalization of IntraLogic Solutions, LLC, a New York-based national security technology solutions company.

Representation of a diagnostic imaging solutions company in its sale of common stock.

Representation of Revelstoke Capital Partners, a Denver-based private equity firm, in its acquisition of Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, a multi-physician practice providing orthopaedic care to the Cincinnati community.

Representation of a vertically integrated collection of companies that offers diagnostic imaging services, clinical staffing, pharmaceutical products and corporate wellness programs in its acquisition of a nuclear medicine equipment refurbishment, assembly, installation and repair services company. 

Representation of a private equity firm in its investment in a growing medical records release and disclosure management company.

Representation of Eye Health America, a full-service eye care practice backed by LLR Partners, in its acquisition of Carolinas Centers for Sight, PC, a cataract and Lasik eye surgery center in the Carolinas.

Representation of a collection of companies that offer diagnostic imaging services, clinical staffing, pharmaceutical products and corporate wellness programs in a growth equity transaction, reorganization, and financing.

Representation of a nuclear imaging equipment provider in the asset purchase of a provider in nuclear medicine cameras and servicer of nuclear medicine equipment.

Representation of a leading provider of electrical, industrial, and communications MRO and OEM products, construction materials, and advanced supply chain management and logistics services, in its acquisition of certain assets of a leader in energy-efficient lighting solutions.

Representation of a private equity-backed provider of mechanical contracting services for industrial, commercial and biomedical users, in its acquisition of a full-service commercial heating, ventilating and air conditioning contractor.

Representation of a private equity-backed provider of mechanical contracting services for industrial, commercial and biomedical users in its acquisition of a mechanical contracting company.

Representation of a full-service eye care practice in its acquisition of a South Carolina-based eye care center. 

Representation of a custom fabrications and machined parts manufacturer in the refinancing of its debt by a regional bank.

Representation of a leading national energy engineering, consulting, and compliance services firm in its add-on acquisition of a comprehensive electric utility and telecommunications engineering services company.

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

Named to '30 Under 30’, The Pittsburgh Business Times, 2019

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