David A Barkus

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David A. Barkus is a business attorney in Holland & Knight's Miami office and co-leader of the South Florida Corporate, M&A and Securities Practice Group and the National Leader of the Private Equity Team. Mr. Barkus focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions and private equity. He has experience in the aviation and aerospace, computer software and information technology, construction, consumer products, education, energy, food and beverage, franchising, gaming, healthcare, logistics, media and restaurant industries.

Mr. Barkus also represents both insureds and underwriters in connection with transactional risk products, including the issuance of representations and warranties insurance policies.

Honors & Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America guide, Corporate Law, 2011-2019; Mergers and Acquisitions Law, 2018, 2019 
  • Top Lawyer, South Florida Legal Guide, 2015-2019
  • Finalist, Top Dealmaker of the Year – Corporate Finance Category, Daily Business Review, 2015
  • Top Dealmaker – Domestic Corporate Category, Daily Business Review, 2010
  • Top Dealmaker Finalist, Miami Daily Business Review, 2009
  • Chambers USA – America's Leading Business Lawyers guide, Corporate/M&A & Private Equity, 2009-2018
  • Florida Super Lawyers magazine, 2013-2018
  • Top Up and Comer, South Florida Legal Guide, 2013-2014
  • The Legal 500 USA, 2008
  • Legal Elite, Florida Trend magazine, 2007
  • Order of the Coif
  • Phillip J. MacLennan Academic Scholarship, University of Florida Levin College of Law
  • Parker Prize for Top Management Student, University of Miami
  • J.F.W. Pearson Academic Scholarship, University of Miami
  • Undergraduate Business School Academic Scholarship, University of Miami


  • United Way of Miami-Dade, Board of Directors, Tocqueville Society Co-Chair
  • American Bar Association
  • Easter Seals of South Florida, Vice Chair, Board of Directors; Chair, Program Committee; Executive Committee; and Development and Marketing Committee
  • Miami Finance Forum