BRIAN BARAKAT

Brian Barakat

Brian Barakat, Esq.

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BIO

Brian Barakat, Esq. is Board Certified Business Litigator. He began his career as a prosecutor for Miami-Dade County. While there, Mr. Barakat worked in the Economic Crimes Division of the Special Prosecution Section. His experience investigating financial fraud gives him a unique perspective on business disputes. Mr. Barakat has tried hundreds of cases to verdict.  

Along with his partner Giacomo Bossa, Mr. Barakat believes in the power of teaching, training, and staying current with trial law. He is lauded for his recruitment and retention of culturally diverse attorneys who serve their business clients in a variety of expert capacities. Building on his expertise in corporate, labor, and financial fraud, Mr. Barakat conducts classes and trainings on: 

  • Trial Skills 
  • Voir Dire 
  • Fiduciary Duties 
  • Restrictive Covenants 
  • Expert Testimony 
  • Financial Fraud 
  • The Independent Tort Doctrine 

Additionally, he has been recognized by his colleagues for his expertise and leadership and is an active member of the Business Law Section of the Florida Bar, Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce, Boy Scouts of America, the League of Prosecutors and Kiwanis. 

EDUCATION

Temple University, JD

Drexel University, B.S., Finance

LANGUAGE(S)

English

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
  • Diamond Awards- Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce 2018

PROFESSIONAL & BAR ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIPS

Business Law Section of the Florida Bar

Coral Gables Bar Association

  • Board of Directors 2021-Present

 Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce

Florida Bar Grievance Committee

  • 2006 – 2009

Boy Scouts of America

  • Assistant Scout Master
  • District Committee

Business Networking International

  • Chairman of the Franchise Advisory Board, 2013-2015

Kiwanis

  • Board of Directors

League of Prosecutors

Miami-Dade County Bar Association

PUBLISHED OPINIONS

Nemni v. Barrera
338 So. 3d 238 (Fla. 3d DCA 2022).

Parisi v. De Kingston
314 So. 3d 656 (Fla. 3d DCA 2021).

Gokalp v. Unsal
284 So. 3d 1097 (Fla. 4th DCA 2019).

Data Payment Sys. v. Caso
253 So. 3d 53 (Fla. 3d DCA 2018).

United States ex rel. McFarland v. Fla. Pharm. Sols.
358 F. Supp. 3d 1316 (11th Cir. 2017).

Imery v. Ingenieros
167 So. 3d 523 (Fla. 3d DCA 2015).

Perez v. Regalado
140 So. 3d 593 (Fla. 3d DCA 2013)

World Res. Corp. v. Michael
36 So. 3d 682 (Fla. 3d DCA 2010).

Herranz v. Siam
2 So. 3d 1105 (Fla. 3d DCA 2009).

Balboa v. Assante
958 So. 2d 573 (Fla. 4th DCA 2007).

Aboujaoude v. Poinciana Dev. Co. II
509 F. Supp. 2d 1266 (11th Cir. 2007).

State v. Fields
954 So. 2d 1218 (Fla. 3d DCA 2007).

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