David W. Barkett founded Barkett Law in 2002. Mr. Barkett graduated from Stetson University undergraduate program and University of Mississippi School of Law Juris Doctorate progam. Mr. Barkett is a Florida Native and was born and raised in Vero Beach, Florida. Following Law school Mr. Barkett moved to Orlando and began his legal career working with Orlando’s oldest law firm and a large full service state wide, multi-office law firm in which he gained valuable skill and training in the areas of civil litigation and real estate transactional work.
Since opening Barkett Law, Mr. Barkett has been involved in a large number of commercial and residential real estate transactions serving as either the Buyer or Seller representative, lender representative, escrow agent or title insurance agent. Mr. Barkett has also provided legal representation to banks and private lenders throughout the State of Florida drafting lender collateralization documents and ensuring their loans are compliant with Florida law.
Mr. Barkett has served as closing agent and Buyer or Seller legal representative on numerous residential or commercial deals over $5,000,000.00 and has represented owners in the proposed sale of their property to numerous national Fortune 500 Companies and to municipalities. He is a licensed title agent for Attorney’s Title Insurance Fund, Old Republic National Title Insurance Company, Fidelity National Title Insurance Company and Chicago Title Insurance Company. Mr. Barkett currently represents banks, private lenders, developers, mortgage lending institutions, real estate brokerages and Buyers and Sellers of commercial and residential property in a wide range of legal matters.
David Barkett has provided lender representation to lenders throughout the state of Florida in issuing hundreds of millions of dollars of loans secured by mortgages. In 2016 and the first half of 2017 he represented lenders in the tendering over 75 million dollars worth of loans and helped structure and create the loan documents and securitization documents.
Mr. Barkett also has experience in the areas of civil litigation, corporate law and probate and estate planning. His current practice focuses on real estate transactional law, civil litigation, corporate law, probate and estate planning.
Mr. Barkett has been residing in the Orlando Winter Park area since 1998 and has taken an active role in his community.