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Barbara T. Ilsen

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


Kim DelMonte
Direct(215) 575-7184

Barbara T. Ilsen is the Co-Chair of the Corporate and Business Department and Co-Chair of the Banking & Financial Services practice groups. 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.

Professional & Community Activities

  • Member of the Board, MANNA (Metropolitan Area Neighborhood Nutrition Alliance) 2008-Present; Chairman of the Board, 2011 – 2014; Vice Chairman of the Board, 2019 – Present
  • Member of the Fox Chase Cancer Center Foundation Board, 2014 – Present
  • 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.

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Alternate Biographies





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

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1988
  • New Jersey, 1988