Brian J. Barakat

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Coral Gables, FL

Barakat Law
 | 2701 Ponce de Leon Blvd, Suite 202
Coral Gables, FL 33134
Phone: 305-444-3114
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2017
Licensed Since: 2001
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation,
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (0%)
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 and 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 sits on the board of directors of both Kiwanis of Coral Gables and the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Business Litigation (100%): Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements

Civil Litigation (0%)

Focus Areas

Business Litigation: Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements


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Super Lawyers: 2017

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About Brian Barakat

Admitted: 2001, Florida

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Honors and Awards:

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

Bar/Professional Activity:

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

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Put Something Back Pro Bono 

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

Educational Background:

  • Drexel University, Bachelors of Science in Finance, 1996
Office Location for Brian J. Barakat

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

Phone: 305-444-3114


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Last Updated: 10/18/2017

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