Barry M. Abelson

Barry M. Abelson

Of Counsel

Philadelphia, PA
Phone: 215.981.4282    Fax: 215.981.4750


Operation Warm

2003 - present, Member, Board of Directors: Operation Warm


Best Lawyers

Philadelphia Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year” for Mergers and Acquisitions (2019, 2013 and 2010), Corporate Governance (2014), Securities/Capital Markets (2011) and Corporate (2009).

Chambers Global

Recognized for Corporate/M&A – USA (2018-19).

Chambers USA

Highly ranked as a Senior Statesperson for corporate, M&A, private equity and securities matters.

Super Lawyers

Recognized by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers every year since 2004 in the areas of mergers & acquisitions and securities & corporate finance.

International Financial Law Review 1000

Ranked as Highly Regarded for M&A in Pennsylvania in IFLR 1000 2019.

Judge Learned Hand Award

Received the Judge Learned Hand Award from the Philadelphia Chapter of the American Jewish Committee in 2004, in recognition of his professional achievements and his dedicated leadership and commitment to the community.

Lifetime Venture Award

Received the Blair Thompson Lifetime Venture Award from the Mid-Atlantic Capital Alliance in 2007, in recognition of his role in furthering the region’s venture capital interests.

Philadelphia Business Journal

Recognized as a 2017 “Best of the Bar” honoree by the Philadelphia Business Journal.


  • J.D., magna cum laude, University of Pennsylvania Law School, 1971, Served on the Law Review; Order of the Coif
  • B.A., Sociology, Dartmouth College, 1968

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Practice Areas

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