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Barker MacEntee PLLC is a boutique law practice that leverages its partners’ considerable business and operations experience to focus on commercial compliance matters, business risk mitigation, safety and liability exposure auditing. Having directly held business, operations and technical leadership roles throughout their careers, particularly in the telecommunications infrastructure services sector, the attorneys at Barker MacEntee PLLC are uniquely qualified to audit, assess and advise clients regarding proactive compliance strategies, management of inherent risk exposures and the coordination of appropriate critical incident response actions.






General and Professional liability

Safety program auditing

Workers’ Compensation

Contract review and risk transfer

Vendor/Subcontractor liability

M&A due diligence, transition and integration

Commercial Insurance review/negotiation

Complex claims

Regulatory citations



legal and professional services, and has developed vendor management programs in order to assure contractual and insurance compliance for hundreds of subcontractors. Additionally, he has handled numerous regulatory and land use issues affecting the telecommunications industry, post-merger activities and systems integration.


J. holds a B.A. in Communications from the University of Central Florida, a J.D. from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School at Western Michigan University and is admitted to practice law in the state of Florida.

J. John Barker is the former General Counsel and Sr. Vice President of Administration of a publicly traded telecommunications site development and construction company. “J.” began his legal career in the private sector including positions as a partner in the private practice of law and as Associate General Counsel for a large communication tower company. He has since gained over 15 years of executive legal experience in telecommunications, construction, site development, employee safety and corporate general matters. Throughout the course of his career, J. has developed a working knowledge and been responsible for risk management, employee safety, business insurance, facilities management, human resources and employee benefits programs.


J. has experience with all aspects of commercial risk management claims, corporate insurance, negotiation, drafting of legal contracts, selection and management of

experience, he has developed an in-depth business knowledge and maintains strategic relationships with key industry executives. Duane has served in executive and consulting capacities for publicly traded telecommunication tower owners, major wireless and broadcast engineering, manufacturing and deployment

services companies, leading providers of broadband fiber optic networks and has been actively involved in a number of industry safety improvement initiatives.


Earlier in his career Duane developed and oversaw safety, environmental remediation and workers’ compensation programs as Director of Safety and Loss Control for the NC Department of Transportation. Duane was also appointed as a Commissioner on both the NC Radiation Protection and NC State Emergency Response Commissions. Before then, he was an engineer at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.


Duane earned a B.S. in Engineering Technology from the University of Central Florida (Summa Cum Laude), an M.B.A. from the Florida Institute of Technology, a J.D. from North Carolina Central University (Summa Cum Laude) and is admitted to practice law in the state of North Carolina.

Duane C. MacEntee serves as a trusted advisor to clients with respect to commercial and industrial compliance, transactional due diligence and business risk mitigation. He counsels on matters of corporate risk management and compliance programs regarding laws, regulations, business practices and contracts applicable to commercial transactions, M&A due diligence, environmental, safety & health, operations, engineering and construction services.


Prior to Barker MacEntee LLC, Duane enjoyed more than 25 years serving in leadership, business management and technical roles within the telecommunications, transportation and aerospace industries. With broad C- level

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