Barry passed the CPA examination in 1955 and has been practicing as a CPA on his own account or with various firms since then. He served in the army from 1956-1958. In 1962 Barry passed the Maryland Bar examination and received a JD degree. In 1992 Barry became qualified as a Certified Financial Planner, which license is not currently active. Barry has served two years as treasurer of Beth Israel Congregation. In July 2006 Barry became part of the Glass Jacobson team, serving in the tax department.