David M. Barbash

Boston Managing Partner
David is the Managing Partner of ArentFox Schiff's Boston office.
David M. Barbash, Arent Fox LLP, Partner

David’s diverse practice includes representing public and private companies in mergers and acquisitions, public and private financings, and licensing and strategic alliances. David acts as counsel and advisor to corporate clients, including representing early-stage companies, in a wide range of industries including software, technology, manufacturing, medical devices, and consumer products and services. 

David was previously with Posternak Blankstein & Lund LLP where he was the Immediate-Past Managing Partner. Prior to joining the firm, David was a Partner at Hutchins, Wheeler & Dittmar and a Partner at Nixon Peabody LLP.   

Client Work

  • Advised numerous entrepreneurs in the formation, financing and operation of their early stage businesses.
  • Represented many middle market companies in the sale of their businesses to strategic acquirers and private equity firms.
  • Represents middle market companies in strategic acquisitions and joint ventures.
  • Represented a Massachusetts quasi-governmental agency in numerous investments in the cleantech industry.


  • Boston Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Awards & Recognition

  • Massachusetts Super Lawyer in 2008, 2009, 2010 and every year from 2012-2018