Burr & Forman

Baya W. Harrison IV

Baya Harrison
  • J.D. summa cum laude, University of Florida Levin College of Law (2014)
  • B.A. summa cum laude, Politics and Economics, Brandeis University (2006)
  • All State Courts of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court – Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court – Middle District of Florida

  • Florida Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • American Bar Association, International Law Section, China Committee
  • Order of the Coif
  • Men's Mentoring Program, Orange Center Elementary School, Volunteer
  • Member of a litigation team that obtained a $3 million judgment on behalf of a Chinese importer of almonds against a California exporter for breach of contract under the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG).

Associate | Orlando, FL

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Bankruptcy Litigation Commercial / Corporate Litigation Insurance Insurance Litigation & Coverage Maritime Transportation UCC Litigation International Law & Tax Creditors’ Rights & Bankruptcy

As a member of Burr & Forman's Commercial Litigation Group, Baya zealously represents businesses in a wide array of complex disputes.

As a member of Burr & Forman’s commercial litigation group, Baya represents businesses in litigation for breach of contracts for the sale of goods, real estate disputes, construction litigation, bad faith denial of insurance coverage, and bankruptcy. Being fluent in Mandarin Chinese has also allowed Baya to represent Chinese companies in litigation in the U.S. and to advise American companies on pursuing litigation in China.

While studying for his Juris Doctor at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, Baya received “book awards” for obtaining the highest score in eight courses: Antitrust, Estates & Trusts, Land Finance, Payment Systems, Property, Sales, Trade Secrets, and Trial Practice. Baya was also a member of the Florida Law Review and served as a teaching assistant for Legal Writing, Appellate Advocacy, and Trial Practice. During law school, Baya interned for the Honorable Roy Dalton in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida.

Prior to attending law school, Baya lived in China for five years. During this time, he worked as an English teacher, then in a large Chinese export company as a product sourcing manager, and finally opened his own export business. Baya is fluent in Mandarin Chinese.

Baya received bachelor degrees in Economics and Politics from Brandeis University and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. While studying at Brandeis, Baya was a member of several student journals and was awarded for writing the best honors thesis in the Politics Department.

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