Area of Focus
Business tax Mergers & acquisition

Michael Barton

Senior Director
Area of Focus
Business tax Mergers & acquisition

About Michael

Michael Barton has more than 20 years of experience in mergers and acquisitions. He has extensive experience in advising large and midsize U.S. and multinational companies—both publicly and privately held—on U.S. federal tax issues.


Michael is highly motivated and exceptionally skilled at helping clients incorporate quantitative models into their processes. He specializes in section 382 ownership change studies, section 1502 stock basis calculations, earning and profit studies, and Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganizations. In addition, he is skilled at helping clients navigate transaction cost analyses, purchase price allocations for asset purchases, and debt issues.

Michael works diligently to provide general corporate tax advice in connection with corporate reorganizations, acquisitions, and divestitures. With the ability to explain complex tax issues in simple, digestible terms, Michael provides clients with high-level services.

Professional affiliations and designations

  • Certified public accountant, New York, California, Louisiana
  • Louisiana State Bar
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants 
  • Chartered global management accountant
  • Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors 
  • Certified insolvency and restructuring advisor


  • Master of Laws, taxation, New York University 
  • Juris Doctor, cum laude, Tulane University 
  • Master of Business Administration, finance, Tulane University 
  • Bachelor of Arts, Emory University