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Barbara T. Ilsen

Partner; Co-Chair, Banking & Financial Services Group; Co-Chair, Corporate and Business Department; Executive Committee Member
Primary Office
1500 Market St. 3500E
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Direct(215) 575-7189
Fax(215) 575-7200
bilsen@dilworthlaw.com

Assistant

Kim DelMonte
Direct(215) 575-7184
kdelmonte@dilworthlaw.com

Barbara T. Ilsen is the Co-Chair of the Corporate and Business Department, Co-Chair of the Banking & Financial Services practice group, and is serving her second term on the Firm’s Executive Committee. Barbara specializes in the practice of corporate law, with an emphasis on complex business and financing transactions.

With a reputation for passion and responsiveness, Barbara represents clients in a broad range of transactions and acts as outside general counsel to businesses ranging from start-ups to large, closely-held companies. In addition to handling transactional needs, she advises her clients in connection with business organization, corporate governance, commercial contracts, employment agreements, real estate transactions, and succession planning.

Barbara's finance practice involves the representation of both lenders and borrowers in lending and in loan workouts. She has extensive experience in commercial lending, real estate and construction finance, letter-of-credit-backed and other tax-exempt bond financings, and the workout and restructuring of troubled loans. Many of her clients are commercial banks and factoring companies, but she is also experienced in representing corporate clients in sophisticated financing transactions.

Representative Experience

  • Extensive ongoing representation of a large Philadelphia based pharmaceutical company in commercial contracts, finance, and real estate matters
  • Extensive ongoing representation of lenders in commercial and constructions loans to mid-market companies, and significant non-profit organizations
  • Extensive ongoing representation of lenders in workout, forbearance, and extension agreements
  • Represented a client in the sale of a large home health care agency
  • Represented a client in the sale of a business involving advertising space
  • Ongoing representation of a factoring company in transactions with telecommunications customers

Professional & Community Activities

  • Member of the Board, MANNA (Metropolitan Area Neighborhood Nutrition Alliance); Chairman of the Board, 2011-2014
  • Member, Forum of Executive Women
  • Volunteer Host, Hosts for Hospitals, 2014- present

Speeches & Presentations

  • Speaker, Seminar on Fundamentals of Pennsylvania Business Corporations, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, October 26, 2015
  • Speaker, “Challenging Times in a Troubled Economy – What Directors and Officers Need to do Now,” Philadelphia Bar Association Bench Bar Annual Conference, October 24, 2009

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Education

  • J.D., Duke University School of Law, 1984
  • B.A., Emory University, 1981

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1988
  • New Jersey, 1988

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