Brian Barakat

Brian Barakat, Esq.

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

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

  • Incoming Chair 2020
  • Trustee
  • Board of Directors

Kiwanis

  • Board of Directors

Florida Bar Grievance Committee

  • 2006 – 2009

Business Networking International

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

Boy Scouts of America

  • Assistant Scout Master

League of Prosecutors

Miami-Dade County Bar Association

Coral Gables Bar Association