BARRY AVERITT BARRY AVERITT was born in 1952, in Birmingham, Alabama.  He attended college at Jacksonville State University in Alabama and in 1974, he received a B.S. with Special Honors in Management.  He also received a MBA in 1975.  While at Jacksonville State University he was Treasurer of the Student Government Association, the Parliamentarian of the Student Government Association and a Justice on the Student Traffic Court.  He also was in Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities. In 1978, Mr. Averitt received his Juris Doctorate degree from Cumberland School of Law graduating Cum Laude (graduating in the top 5% of his class).  While there he served as an Editor of the Real Property and Probate Estate Newsletter. In 1979, Mr. Averitt received the Graduate Degree of L.L.M. in Taxation from the University of Florida. He was admitted to practice law in Alabama in 1978 and in Florida in 1980. Mr. Averitt subsequently worked for The Charter Company in Jacksonville, Florida, which was number 74 on the "Fortune 500". Mr. Averitt has practiced law in Jacksonville at the law firm of Kirschner, Main, Graham, Tanner & Demont where he was a shareholder and subsequently at Holland & Knight, where he was a partner. Mr. Averitt is the founding shareholder of Averitt and Co., P.A.   Martindale Hubbell, which is a peer review rating organization, has rated Mr. Averitt and his law firm as AV, which is its highest rating. Mr. Averitt's law practice includes an emphasis on commercial real estate and mergers and acquisitions.
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