law background TRAINED TO PROTECT + WIN COMMERCIAL LITIGATION | BUSINESS DISPUTES
CORAL GABLES | MIAMI | NEW YORK
MAKE AN APPOINTMENT ABOUT US B2B attorneys are fluent in English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Mandarin, and French to help you with your legal needs.

Here at Barakat + Bossa, we understand that business doesn’t stop for a lawsuit: we work with our clients to ensure that a legal dispute doesn’t slow them down.

Our Mission:
Talented, Expert, Protective and Competitive. Our unique identifier is the emphasis on training and willingness to throw ourselves in front of clients.

– Brian Barakat, Esq. & Giacomo Bossa, Esq.

NONCOMPETE LITIGATION

A cornerstone of our practice… Brian Barakat led the Florida Bar Noncompete Task Force.

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

We handle Commercial Litigation for Coral Gables-, Miami-, and New York-based businesses and individuals.

CORPORATE FRAUD

Our Corporate Fraud team can help businesses that have been victimized by employee fraud, theft, or embezzlement.

BUSINESS DISPUTES

Our law firm handles a variety of Business Disputes, including Partnership Disputes and Contract Disputes.

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partnership disputes

PARTNERSHIP DISPUTES

BUSINESS LITIGATION
Like any other relationship, business owners, partners, and stockholders can go their separate ways. The split can be a mature, reasoned division of assets — or it can result in conflict.
employment disputes

EMPLOYMENT DISPUTES

EMPLOYMENT & LABOR LAW
When it comes to labor disputes it’s important you know your rights as an employee. Here we break down a few of the key labor laws that could affect you as an individual.
Realestate disputes

COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE DISPUTES

CORAL GABLES, MIAMI & NEW YORK
Our firm handles a wide variety of commercial real estate disputes in the Coral Gables, Miami, & New York  areas. Learn more on our Commercial Real Estate Disputes page.

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| OUR TEAM

Brian Barakat

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.

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Giacomo Bossa

Giacomo Bossa is a modern business lawyer. His best skill is the combination of depth and breadth across different jurisdictions and cultural frameworks. Mr. Bossa is at ease in the courtroom, where he successfully led trials to verdict in favor of his clients, in arbitration, and in the conference room.

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Jocelyne A. Macelloni

An experienced litigator, Ms. Macelloni represents businesses in state and federal courts throughout the country and in various practice areas including corporate disputes, employment, construction, commercial real estate transactions and disputes, asset recovery, and factoring and other UCC-related disputes.

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Valeria Angelucci

Ms. Valeria Angelucci is an Attorney with Barakat + Bossa. Valeria focuses on international corporate work for U.S. and foreign clients and commercial litigation with a particular focus in international law.

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Adriana de França

Adriana de França is a Brazilian attorney at law with more than 16 years of experience, acquired through distinguished law offices and multinational companies in Brazil, focused in Corporate, Tax, Business and International Law. She also represented cases of national relevance in Brazil in white collar crime, money laundering and traffic of influence.

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Angelique Gulla

Ms. Angelique Gulla is an Attorney with Barakat + Bossa, where she focuses on commercial litigation. Prior to joining the firm, Angelique studied at Florida International College of Law graduating Cum Laude in May 2019 and passing the Florida Bar in the July 2019 Administration.

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HuiLin Bai

Huilin Bai focuses her practice on real estate transactions. Ms. Bai represents owners, developers, buyers, and investors in both commercial and residential real estate transactions.

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Joshua E Rasco

Joshua E. Rasco is an experienced commercial litigator who handles a wide range of complex litigation matters for his clients in both state and federal courts. A career musician and entrepreneur, Mr. Rasco brings with him a distinct combination of experiences into the practice of law.

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Terrence Ayala

Terrence Ayala has been in private practice for over fifteen years, working dedicatedly in the fields of administrative and civil litigation, corporate representation, and corporate counseling.

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Alberto Polimeni

Alberto Polimeni is of Counsel with Barakat + Bossa and serves as the Director of the Italian practice group. Alberto assists foreign entities and individuals in successfully establishing a business in the US, as well as domestic clients in the area of corporate, business, and employment law.

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Jordan M. Lewin

Jordan M. Lewin was raised in New York City. He attended New York University for his undergraduate studies where he concentrated in metropolitan studies and political science. His graduate studies brought him down to the University of Miami School of Law in 1997.

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Salvatore Castorina

He is a dedicated and enthusiastic professional, with experience in Law and Human Resources. In 2016, he earned his Master’s Degree in Law at the University of Catania, in Italy, with a research thesis in Immigration by the European Union Law.

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Petra Jurova

Petra was born and raised in Slovakia. She speaks Slovak, Czech and English fluently. For many years she competed on the WTA tour as a professional tennis player. In 2013, Petra moved to Fort Lauderdale to attend Nova Southeastern University as a student-athlete.

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Janella Ernandez

Janella Ernandez is the Intake Assistant at Barakat + Bossa. Janella oversees the relationship with prospective clients and she assists the client intake process. Janella also supervises the Firm’s calendar and adds a layer of security to make sure that all appointments and commitments are properly attended and followed through.

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Melanie Hernandez

Melanie Hernandez is a senior at Florida International University, where she is currently working towards her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science. Upon graduation, she plans on attending law school.

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Camila Guzman Lau

Camila Guzman Lau grew up in Habana, Cuba, and she moved to Miami in 2011. She attended Miami Dade College where she advocated for veteran students to receive in-state tuition and graduated with a Psychology Associate in Arts.

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Candice A. Hawkins

Candice Hawkins was born in Miami, Florida. She attended Barry University in Miami Shores, Florida where she graduated with her bachelor’s degree in Legal Studies.

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Diana Simon

Diana Simon has lived in the South Florida area for most of her life. She has two adult sons, one of which serves in the United States Air Force and is currently deployed.

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Christian Maroni

Originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Christian competed at the Division I level as a wrestler for Gardner-Webb University, where he earned his degree in Finance and Economics. After graduation, Christian came to Miami to earn his Juris Doctor from the University of Miami School of Law.

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Matthew Akiba

Matthew Akiba was born and raised in North Miami Beach, Florida. After earning his bachelor’s degree in Government and Politics from the University of Maryland, he worked as an antique, fine art, and jewelry auctioneer in Dania Beach, Florida.

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Arlette Gomez

Arlette Gomez was born in Holguin, Cuba and grew up in Miami, Florida. She attended the Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida where she graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and English with a concentration in Editing, Writing and Media, and a Certificate in Emergency Management and Preparedness.

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Alfredo Dally

Alfredo is a long time South Florida resident. He attended Florida International University where he got a degree in Biology. Alfredo is currently pursuing a Juris Doctor from the University of Miami School of Law and hopes to work in business litigation upon graduation. 

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Austin Howell

Austin was born and raised in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He received a B.S.B.A. in Finance from the University of South Carolina in 2017.

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William Talley

William Talley was born and raised near Atlanta, Georgia. He studied Creative Writing and Public Relations at Florida State University and graduated cum laude in August 2019.

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Alessio Sciarra

Alessio Sciarra was born and raised in Rome, Italy. He attended Roma Tre University law school in Italy, where he earned his law degree with the highest honors.

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