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ABOUT Brian Barakat

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Brian Barakat, Principal

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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 in investing financial frauds gives him a unique prospective 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
  • 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

    Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce

  • Incoming Chair 2020
  • Trustee
  • Board of Directors
  • Kiwanis

  • Board of Directors
  • Florida Bar Grievance Committee

  • 2006 – 2009
  • Business Networking International (BNI)

  • Chairman of the Franchise Advisory Board
  • Chapter Treasurer
  • Formerly, President, Ambassador Chair, Vice President, Educational Coordinator, Membership Committee
  • Boy Scouts of America

  • Assistant Scout Master
  • League of Prosecutors

    Florida

    Miami-Dade County Bar Associate

    Coral Gables Bar Association

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