Christopher L. Barnett

Christopher L. Barnett

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Christopher L. Barnett focuses his practice on general real estate matters and contract disputes, including development and construction matters. He regularly represents clients in complex business disputes in federal and state courts across the country. Christopher’s experience includes a wide variety of complex commercial matters, including suretyship and construction litigation, partnership and joint venture disputes, unfair and deceptive trade practices law, securities litigation, intellectual property litigation, defamation and libel law, and appeals.

Capabilities

Experience

  • Represented real estate developer in series of related cases seeking over $11 million in damages for construction delays.°
  • Represented municipality in several surety bond claims arising out of $100 million infrastructure project.°
  • Defended a leading global consumer products company in a lawsuit seeking lost profit damages in excess of $17 million. The case was won at trial and ultimately affirmed by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.°
  • Obtained complete reversal of multimillion-dollar jury verdict in appeals before Florida’s Fourth District Court of Appeals and the Florida Supreme Court.°
  • Defended a Fortune Global 500 telecommunications company in fee and compensation disputes brought in federal courts in Massachusetts and New York.°
  • Obtained dismissal with prejudice of claims of trade name dilution and cyber stalking against Internet portal in suit brought in federal court in Massachusetts.°
  • Defended international digital content distributor against claims of defamation, commercial misappropriation and invasion of privacy.
  • Obtained dismissal with prejudice of administrative proceeding challenging real estate developer’s ocean front development rights.°

    °The above representations were handled by Mr. Barnett prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, P.A.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Litigation - Construction, 2016-2018
  • Team Member, Chambers USA Award for Excellence, Real Estate, 2017 
  • Team Member, U.S. News - Best Lawyers®, Best Law Firms Edition, "Law Firm of the Year," Real Estate - Litigation, 2017
  • Listed, The Legal 500 United States, Real Estate and Construction - Construction, 2016
  • Team Member, a Law360 "Real Estate Practice Group of the Year," 2015

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., Emory University School of Law, 2000
  • B.A., Georgetown University, 1997
Admissions
  • Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida