Craig S. Barnett

Craig S. Barnett: Attorney with Greenberg Traurig, LLP AV stamp icon
  • Shareholder at Greenberg Traurig, LLP
  • 401 East Las Olas Boulevard, Suite 2000, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
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    5.0/5.0 (17)
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Craig S. Barnett concentrates on complex commercial litigation in state and federal court and in administrative law tribunals. He has represented national clients at the trial and appellate levels in commercial loan disputes, workouts and foreclosures, commercial lease disputes, post-judgment collection proceedings, e-discovery matters and business tort litigation. Craig has been certified as an e-Discovery Specialist by the Association of Certified e-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS).


•Commercial foreclosures
•Financial institution disputes and loan workouts
•Commercial landlord-tenant litigation
•Post-judgment debt collection, including proceedings supplementary, garnishment and the discovery and seizure of real estate, personal property, and intangible property rights
•E-Discovery, including all aspects of preservation, collection, and production of electronically stored information (ESI) and litigation of discovery disputes

Recognition & Leadership

Awards & Accolades

•Team Member, U.S. News - Best Lawyers , Best Law Firms Edition, Law Firm of the Year, Real Estate - Litigation, 2017

Areas of Practice (4)

  • Litigation
  • Banking & Financial Services
  • Real Estate Operations
  • eDiscovery & eRetention

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
954.768.8223  Phone
954.765.1477  Fax
University Attended:
Cornell University, B.S., 1991
Law School Attended:
University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D., 1994
Year of First Admission:
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida; 1994, Florida

Professional & Community Involvement

•Member, Proceedings Supplementary Task Force, Florida Bar Business Law Section
•Member, International Council of Shopping Centers
•Member, Broward County Bar Association
•Member, Business Litigation Committee, Business Law Section, The Florida Bar
•Member, Cornell Club of Fort Lauderdale and Boca Raton
•Alumnus, Class V, Leadership Fort Lauderdale

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Reported Cases:
Experience: Representative Matters: Obtained multimillion dollar judgment in favor of judgment creditor against impleaded third parties in proceedings supplementary in Destin, Florida, in case involving fraudulent transfers of accounts, stock, real property and other assets.; Obtained summary final judgment in favor of lender in action against multiple personal guarantors of multimillion dollar construction loan for the development of an office condominium project in Orlando, Florida; Representation of investor group in workout of $29 million dollar credit facility secured by lien interests in multiple hotel and resort properties located throughout the Florida gulf coast area.; Representation of life settlement company in the United States District Courts for the Southern District of New York and for the Northern District of Georgia in e-Discovery litigation involving disputes concerning the scope of discovery, the methodology for searches of electronic data, and apportioning the cost of e-Discovery between parties and third party witnesses.; Prosecution on behalf of employers in litigation to enforce noncompete covenants and claims for damages arising from misappropriation of trade secrets and confidential information.; Representation of institutional clients in commercial landlord-tenant litigation, including evictions, lease disputes and damage claims.; Reported Decisions: Biel REO, LLC v. Barefoot Cottages Development Company, LLC, et al., 156 So.3d 506 (Fla. 1st DCA 2014), review denied, Gwin v. Biel REO, LLC, -- So. 3d - (Fla. June 8, 2015); Previous Experience: Law Clerk, Hon. Barbara J. Pariente, Fourth District Court of Appeal (now on the Florida Supreme Court)

Peer Reviews

5.0/5.0 (17 reviews)
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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Partner on 07/08/13 in Civil Litigation

    For the past roughly 18 months, Barnett has represented a receiver in a case in which I represent one of two interested parties. He has done an excellent job in representing his client and, at the same time, maintaining neutrality between the partie... Read more

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    For the past roughly 18 months, Barnett has represented a receiver in a case in which I represent one of two interested parties. He has done an excellent job in representing his client and, at the same time, maintaining neutrality between the parties who are at war with each other. Excellent lawyer and very good guy. AV rating definitely. Read less

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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Partner on 07/02/13 in Appellate Practice

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