Education and Background
Mr. Barry is originally from Washington, D.C. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Virginia and was awarded his Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia School of Law. Mr. Barry has resided in Santa Fe since 2010, and has previously lived in Washington, D.C., Denver, Atlanta, New York City, and the Middle East.
Memberships and Professional Affiliations
American Bar Association
New Mexico Bar Association
First Judicial District Bar Association
Santa Fe Estate Planning Council
Mr. Barry’s practice concentrates in the areas of estate planning and tax planning, estate and trust administration, and issues concerning transfer of wealth for families of varying degrees of complexity and sophistication, including high net-worth individuals and their heirs. Mr. Barry works with clients to develop strategies that achieve financial, personal, and tax objectives through estate and succession planning. This includes planning for the management and ownership of family businesses, minerals and real estate, and various other forms of wealth. He employs a wide range of estate and tax planning tools including wills, family limited partnerships, life insurance trusts, residence trusts, revocable and various other irrevocable trusts, as well as charitable and other gifting methods.
Mr. Barry represents estates and trusts in various administration matters and also provides tax preparation services for gift, estate, and fiduciary returns. He counsels clients in contested estate and trust proceedings, matters involving fraud and undue influence, and similar areas of litigation.
Mr. Barry is a former member of the Board of Directors for the Santa Fe Estate Planning Council.
Mr. Barry has served as a Board Member for the Esperanza Shelter for Battered Families and as Co-Chair of the 2013 Santa Fe Mayor’s Ball with his wife, Melissa. Mr. Barry volunteers with the New Mexico State Bar, the Santa Fe Conservation Trust, and the local alumni chapter of the University of Virginia. Prior to moving to Santa Fe, Mr. Barry spent many hours volunteering at the Meatloaf Kitchen on the lower east side of Manhattan. Mr. Barry also volunteered with and directed the Big Brothers Big Sisters program at the University of Virginia.
Mr. Barry has been recognized by the First District Court for his pro bono service to low income New Mexicans.