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Russell D. Barr
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Russell D. Barr

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Russell D. Barr, Esq. is the founder and managing partner of Barr Law Group who has handled countless cases during his accomplished career. He graduated cum laude from the State University of New York at Albany in 1981 with a B.S. in Economics where he was also a member of the Omicron Delta Epsilon – International Economics Honor Society. The following year, he went on to earn his MBA in Accounting within the University’s accelerated 5 year joint B.S. and Master’s Program.

Realizing his passion for Law, Russell then attended Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York City, earning his Juris Doctor in 1985. He then began his law career at Coopers & Lybrand International Tax Group, honing his skills in international tax law. He also worked within the 40-lawyer Park Avenue law firm of Gilbert, Segall & Young and was a valued team member at the international law firm of Proskauer Rose, where he worked with some of the most talented and brightest lawyers in the world representing large and diverse international and national organizations.

In 1993 Russell and his wife Toni moved to Stowe, Vermont where he opened what is known today as Barr Law Group. With a diverse staff of experienced attorneys and dedicated support personnel, Russell realized his dream to serve the New York City and Vermont communities alike, combining his big city experience with the attention and detail of a small town firm.

Throughout the last 25 years, Russell has represented clients in all aspects of commercial and tort litigation including trials and appeals and has litigated in areas of commercial, real estate, utilities, class actions, personal injury, medical malpractice, insurance coverage and toxic torts. He has had the honor to represent multiple professionals including doctors, lawyers, real estate professionals and various business enterprises in a sundry of delicate regulatory matters with the various Vermont State agencies regulating businesses and professionals. Russell also has the unique skillset to effectively represent Native American Law, including multiple interactions with the National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC).

His firm has held many of the highest verdicts in their local courthouse for years, taking on small town cases just as well as high profile deals tipping in at over $100 million. This includes a $110,000,000.00 casino and hotel financing for the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe as well as Vermont resort financings and deals for amounts up to $25,000,000.00 including NY and HUD registrations for real estate sales in New York and Vermont.

If there is one statement that captures Russell’s approach to the practice of law it is: “We just work harder and smarter than the bad guys.”

In the Summer of 2014, Russell did the seemingly impossible: he assembled a committed team from the Agency of Transportation, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the Vermont Governor’s office and some of the most talented aviation professionals in the U.S., to rebuild a valuable but outdated aviation center: Stowe Aviation.

Russell is a member of The Association of the Bar of the City of New York; Lamoille County, Vermont, New York State, and American Bar Associations; and the Vermont Trial Lawyers Association.He is admitted to practice in New York, 1986 and Vermont, 1993 and admitted to several courts, including U.S. Tax Court, 1987, U.S. District Court, District of Vermont, 1996, U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 1997, U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York, 2000, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 2001, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, 2002, U.S. District Court Western District of New York, 2007.

Russell and his wife Toni have three children. As a family, they enjoy skiing in the mountains of Stowe, to sailing together for over 2,000 miles on their sailboat to the French West Indies. Russell has been an avid coach for his kids including football and little league and now enjoys flying with his son.

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  • Indictments, investor wins mark turning point in EB-5 scandal
  • Lawsuit alleging kickback scheme set to be first EB-5 case to go to trial
  • State presses to keep EB-5 center open despite blistering rebukes by feds
  • Vermont Supreme Court deals blow to state in ruling over EB-5 lawsuit
  • Federal judge issues gag order on gag order in EB-5 case
  • Attorney for EB-5 investors gets OK to depose key Jay Peak insider
  • Stowe lawyer argues EB-5
  • EB-5 in court, drug crackdown, Burlington immigration
  • Shumlin, in court filing, rebuts ‘dirty hands’ claim in Jay Peak case
  • Federal judge blocks questioning of top state EB-5 officials, for now
  • Barr wins a round in EB-5 case
  • State blocking questioning of top EB-5 officials over role in scandal
  • EB-5 investors keep alive bid to intervene in case against Quiros, Stenger
  • Investors and state square off over EB-5 lawsuit
  • The Deeper Dig: EB-5 cleanup leaves investors anxious
  • Missing from state’s EB-5 debacle: An apology
  • Attorneys for EB-5 investors took $5M in kickbacks from Jay Peak
  • Russell Barr seeks to intervene in state case against Ariel Quiros
  • Is the state of Vermont responsible for the alleged Kingdom Con?
  • Judge refuses bid to put state-run EB-5 center in receivership

News & Updates

Indictments, investor wins mark turning point in EB-5 scandal
January 02, 2020
Lawsuit alleging kickback scheme set to be first EB-5 case to go to trial
December 20, 2019
State presses to keep EB-5 center open despite blistering rebukes by feds
October 11, 2019
Vermont Supreme Court deals blow to state in ruling over EB-5 lawsuit
October 04, 2019
Federal judge issues gag order on gag order in EB-5 case
August 23, 2019
Attorney for EB-5 investors gets OK to depose key Jay Peak insider
August 02, 2019
Stowe lawyer argues EB-5
April 18, 2019
EB-5 in court, drug crackdown, Burlington immigration
April 17, 2019
Shumlin, in court filing, rebuts ‘dirty hands’ claim in Jay Peak case
April 08, 2019
Federal judge blocks questioning of top state EB-5 officials, for now
November 06, 2018
Barr wins a round in EB-5 case
October 04, 2018
State blocking questioning of top EB-5 officials over role in scandal
October 04, 2018
EB-5 investors keep alive bid to intervene in case against Quiros, Stenger
September 25, 2018
Investors and state square off over EB-5 lawsuit
August 05, 2018
The Deeper Dig: EB-5 cleanup leaves investors anxious
July 21, 2018
Missing from state’s EB-5 debacle: An apology
July 19, 2018
Attorneys for EB-5 investors took $5M in kickbacks from Jay Peak
July 08, 2018
Russell Barr seeks to intervene in state case against Ariel Quiros
May 28, 2018
Is the state of Vermont responsible for the alleged Kingdom Con?
March 19, 2018
Judge refuses bid to put state-run EB-5 center in receivership
December 14, 2017

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