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Brian J. Barakat

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Coral Gables, FL

Barakat & Bossa
2701 Ponce de Leon Blvd, Suite 202
Coral Gables, FL 33134
Phone: 305-444-3114
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2022
Licensed in Florida Since: 2001
Practice Areas: Business Litigation, Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

Brian J. Barakat is the founder of Barakat Law, located in Coral Gables, Florida. Focusing his practice exclusively on civil litigation, he provides defense representation to companies throughout the Miami metropolitan area who are engaged in business disputes. The types of matters that Mr. Barakat handles include breach of contract, lending fraud, unfair competition and breaches of fiduciary duty.

As an undergraduate, Mr. Barakat received his Bachelor of Science in finance in 1996 from Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He then decided to pursue his legal studies at Temple University Beasley School of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 2000. After graduation, Mr. Barakat served for four years as a prosecutor with the Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office, where he handled financial fraud cases before going into private practice with a Miami law firm. He founded his current firm in 2006. Admitted to practice in Florida, Mr. Barakat is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Middle and Northern Districts of Florida and the U.S Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. Highly regarded by his fellow professionals, he has received a "Superb" peer-review rating through Avvo.

Mr. Barakat stays abreast of current developments in his field of practice through his active participation in a variety of professional organizations. His memberships include the Dade County and Coral Gables bar associations. He is the current Chairman of the Restrictive Covenants Task Force at the Business Law Section of The Florida Bar. Mr. Barakat has also served on the Eleventh Circuit Grievance Committee of The Florida Bar. Active in his community as well, Mr. Barakat is the Chairman of the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce and sits on the board of directors of Kiwanis of Coral Gables.

About Brian J. Barakat

First Admitted: 2001, Florida

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Bar/Professional Activity

  • Chairman, Business Networking International (BNI), Franchise Advisory Board
  • Coral Gables Bar Association, 2016
  • Former Ambassador Chair, Business Networking International (BNI)
  • Miami Electronic Crimes Task Force
  • Former Member, Business Networking International (BNI), Membership Committee
  • Parliamentarian, Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce
  • Former Vice Chair Business & Economic Development, Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce
  • Member, Florida Bar Business Law Section, 2016
  • Former President, Business Networking International (BNI)
  • Eleventh Judicial Circuit Historical
  • Former Educational Coordinator, Business Networking International (BNI)
  • Miami-Dade County Bar Associate
  • League of Prosecutors
  • Board of Directors, Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce
  • Florida Bar Grievance Committee, 2006 – 2009
  • Chapter Treasurer, Business Networking International (BNI)
  • Cuban American Bar Association, 2016
  • Former Vice President, Business Networking International (BNI)
  • The Bankruptcy Bar Association of the Southern District of Florida
  • Former Treasurer, Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce
  • Trustee, Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce
  • Kiwanis, Board of Directors


  • Rising Star, Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce 2009
  • Most Valuable Member, Business Leaders 2008, 2013
  • Amabassador of the Year, BNI 2010  

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Put Something Back Pro Bono 

Educational Background

  • Drexel University, Bachelors of Science in Finance, 1996

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

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Office Location for Brian J. Barakat

2701 Ponce de Leon Blvd
Suite 202
Coral Gables, FL 33134

Last Updated: 12/29/2020

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