Anthony (Tony) J. Barbieri

President, Shareholder

E-mail: ajb@kesslercollins.comDirect Dial: 214.379.0733Direct Fax: 214.379.0783PDF


Texas A&M University School of Law (formerly Texas Wesleyan University School of Law), J.D. (1999),
  • Russell Baker Moot Court Award
  • Moot Court Board
  • Dean's List
  • President, Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity
The University of Arizona, B.S. (1995)


Whether he is negotiating a merger or advising on a corporate restructure, Tony is a strategic problem solver committed to the success of the Firm’s clients. Tony leverages his extensive experience to provide insightful legal services on a broad range of private equity and corporate matters. Beyond just legal counsel, Tony’s focus is on a client’s ultimate business objectives and crafting efficient and effective solutions. As a result of his experience and strong client relationships, Tony fills the roll of “outside general counsel” to a wide range of mid-market, high-performance companies in various industries.

As president of Kessler Collins, Tony’s 20-year legal practice spans many disciplines.  Tony’s experience is largely centered around mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital investments, debt and equity financing. Tony has led the merger, acquisition and sale of many businesses across an array of industries, such as healthcare, biotech, manufacturing, hospitality and restaurants, retail and service. In addition to mergers and acquisitions, Tony routinely handles private placements, private equity and venture capital investments, C-level employment agreements and employee equity plans, and general corporate counseling.  

Tony’s practice also involves advising clients regarding all their business, including complex real-estate transactions, corporate, employment, intellectual-property rights, as well as software and other technology-related areas. Tony represents clients in state and federal courts across the country in various business disputes.

Professional Recognition

  • Texas Monthly Magazine - Texas Rising Star, 2004, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013
  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America


  • Texas Bar, 2000
  • United States District Courts (Northern, Eastern & Southern Districts of Texas)


Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association (Intellectual Property and Business Law Sections)
  • State Bar of Texas (Intellectual Property Section)
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Member, The Trial Law Institute
  • Sports Lawyers Association (SLA Outreach Committee Regional Captain - Texas)
  • International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
  • Urban Land Institute (ULI)
  • Building Owners Management Association (BOMA)
  • Association for Corporate Growth