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Brian Barakat, ESQ.

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Brian Barakat, Partner

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EDUCATION

J.D., Temple University, 2000

B.S., Finance, Drexel University, 1996.


HISTORY

Brian Barakat defends businesses and business owners from suit. He began his career as a Prosecutor in Miami Dade County. While there, Mr. Barakat worked in the Economic Crimes Division of the Special Prosecution Section. His experience investigating financial frauds gives him a unique perspective on business disputes.

Mr. Barakat’s experience in Commercial Litigation includes the full gamut of cases from complex class actions to small business disputes.


TEACHING

Mr. Barakat is a sought after speaker and conducts classes on the following topics:

  • Fiduciary Duties
  • Fair Labor Standards Act
  • Expert Testimony
  • Financial Fraud
  • Computer Crime
  • Identity Theft

  • PUBLICATIONS

    Mr. Barakat’s publications include:
    The Authentication of Digital Photographs Under the “Pictorial Testimony” Theory in the Florida Bar Journal, July/August, 2004.

    A Prolific Landscape: The Admissibility of Social Media Postings in the Florida Bar Journal April, 2018


    AWARDS

  • Rising Star, Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce 2009
  • Most Valuable Member, Business Leaders 2008, 2013
  • Ambassador of the Year, BNI 2010
  • PROFESSIONAL & BAR ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIPS

    Business Law Section of the Florida Bar

  • Chairman - Restrictive Covenants Task Force

  • Chapter 607 Sub Committee
  • Litigation Committee
  • Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce

  • Chairman of the Board

  • Trustee
  • Board of Directors
  • Florida Bar Grievance Committee

  • 2006 – 2009
  • Boy Scouts of America

  • Assistant Scout Master
  • Business Networking International

  • Chairman of the Franchise Advisory Board, 2013-2015
  • President 2019, 2008
  • Kiwanis

  • Board of Directors
  • League of Prosecutors

    Miami-Dade County Bar Association


    Coral Gables Bar Association

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