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