Joshua S. Barney, Of Counsel
Attorney at law

Mr. Joshua Barney. Of Counsel. He has been corporate counsel for the U. S. operations of Kia Intertrade of South Korea, Kawasaki Trading of Japan, and LSIS (part of LG) of South Korea.


His educational background includes undergraduate degrees in Marketing and Finance, a Juris Doctorate degree from University of California and a masters in International Law degree from Columbia University in New York. He has extensive course work at National Chengchi University in Taiwan, the Institute of European Communities in Belgium, and The Hague Academy of International Law in the Netherlands.


He owned his own law firm in Beverly Hills, California for seven years which emphasized international law, entertainment law, and litigation. He practiced with Arnstein & Lehr in Chicago for three years before opening his own practice in Illinois. His practice continues to emphasize international transactions, dispute resolution, merger and acquisitions and real general business law. He consults for National Institute for Materials Science for the government of Japan, NASA (divestures) and is a member of the U.S. China Chamber of Commerce. Representative clients of his practice include Kia Motors of America (automobiles), LSIS (LG subsidiary), Redhat Software (software), WebUnion of Hong Kong (internet), Easylink of Taiwan (fasteners), Omet s.r.l. of Italy (printing presses), Leonische Ireland Limited (cable assemblies), Aristo Corporation (health care services), International Trading Institute (derivatives), and TDI Global Solutions (packaging). He has also been a key player in various startups such as Liion, LLC (energy storage and lithium ion technology), Mediaworks Technology (System on a Chip Design), and Sentient Perfusion Laboratories (organ transplant, stem cell, and animal research labs), among others.


His publications include publications by the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Illinois. He is known for his work with early stage and emerging technology and biotech companies.

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