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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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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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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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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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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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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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Alberto Polimeni

Alberto Polimeni is an Italian and Florida attorney who collaborates with Barakat + Bossa as of Counsel. He is based in Rome where he counsels businesses and individual on how to operate in the U.S.A.

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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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Barış Han Özkan

Barış Han Özkan is a Turkish attorney who is in pursuit of a career in International Arbitration. Following his graduation from Yeditepe University, Istanbul he completed his legal internship and became a member of Istanbul Bar Association in 2018. During his time in Turkey, he focused on maritime and insurance claims.

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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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Clara Cejas Gonzalez

Clara Cejas-Gonzalez was born and raised in Miami, Florida and has been with Barakat + Bossa, since 2006. Currently, Clara serves as an executive assistant for our office and she oversees all financial matters, such as accounts payable, banking, and client billing, as well as all of the organizational functions in the office.

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Estephany Lopez

Administrative assistant with 4+ years of experience currently working towards her degree in accounting. Estephany was born and raised in Honduras she moved to Miami in 2012.

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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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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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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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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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Federica Magni

Born and raised in Italy, Federica earned her degree in Law at Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, Italy in 2013. After her studies, Federica worked in a law firm in Italy and she was involved in the management of debt collection cases, bankruptcy proceedings, real estate auctions, evictions, and family law cases.

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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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Bryan P. Hernandez

Mr. Bryan Hernandez is a retired Colonel, US Army, who led multiple Infantry and Defense Department organizations in peacetime and combat around the world.

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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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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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Pavla Němečková

Ms. Pavla Němečková is currently a dual degree student at Nova Southeastern University, where she is expected to earn her J.D. in May 2022. Before Nova, she studied law at Charles University in Prague and she earned her Masters (J.D. equivalent) in 2020

Serena Fichera

Serena Fichera is a third-year law student at Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law and she expects to earn her J.D. in May 2022. She is originally from Italy where she graduated with the highest honors from Università degli Studi Roma Tre law school (“Roma Tre”) in July 2019.

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Adrian C. Mosqueda

Adrian C. Mosqueda was born and raised in Havana, Cuba. He graduated summa cum laude with a major in Psychology from Florida International University. Adrian is currently pursuing a Juris Doctor from the University of Miami School of Law.

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Paula Ibarra

PAULA IBARRA

Law Clerk
Melanie Hernandez

MELANIE HERNANDEZ

Junior Paralegal
Federica Magni

FEDERICA MAGNI

Title Paralegal
Diana Simon

DIANA SIMON

Paralegal
Janella Ernandez

JANELLA ERNANDEZ

Intake Assistant
Estephany Lopez

ESTEPHANY LOPEZ

Intake Coordinator
Clara Cejas Gonzalez

CLARA CEJAS GONZALEZ

Executive Assistant
Jordan M. Lewin

JORDAN M. LEWIN

Of Counsel
Terrence Ayala

TERRENCE AYALA

Of Counsel