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Akerman LLP is a leading transactions and trial law firm known for its core strengths in middle market M&A, within the financial services and real estate industries, and for a diverse Latin America practice. With more than 600 lawyers and government affairs professionals and a network of 20 offices, it is ranked among the top 100 law firms in the United States by The National Law Journal NLJ 350 (2013). Akerman also is ranked among the top 50 law firms for diversity in The American Lawyer's Diversity Scorecard (2013). We are intensely focused on innovating pragmatic, customized solutions to our clients’ most complex legal challenges.
Our team is recognized by U.S. News – Best Lawyers (2014) as one of the best law firms in the U.S. in 30 practice areas. Akerman also is ranked among the top 100 law firms in the U.S. for diversity by MultiCultural Law magazine (2012) and recognized as the law firm of the year for diversity – South by Benchmark Litigation (2012).
Akerman is the leading law firm in Florida, having played a major role in many of the state's transformational moments for more than 90 years. We are ranked as the largest law firm in Florida by Florida Trend magazine (2014), with top ranked practice groups serving clients from every major urban center in the state.
Areas of Practice
ADA Public Access Compliance & Claims Affordable & Workforce Housing Antitrust & Trade Regulation Appellate Automotive Banking, Lending & Structured Finance Bankruptcy & Reorganization Bankruptcy Trustees Broker-Dealer Brownfields Redevelopment Business Disputes Business Succession Planning Buyers of Bankruptcy Assets (363 Sales) Chapter 11 Debtors Charitable Planning & Charitable Trusts Class Action Defense Commercial Landlord-Tenant Bankruptcy Commercial Landlord-Tenant Litigation Commercial Mortgage Foreclosures & Receiverships Construction Construction Contract Formation & Administration Construction Liens, Surety Bonds, Performance Guarantees & Insurance Coverage Construction Litigation & Dispute Resolution Consumer Finance Litigation & Compliance Consumer Protection Class Actions Copyrights Corporate Corporate Governance Corporate Restructuring Corporate Taxation Creditors Committees Cuba Debtor-in-Possession Financing Defective Chinese Drywall Defense Disability, Medical & Other Leaves Dissolution of Marriage Distressed Property Drug & Alcohol Testing E-Discovery & Information Management EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program Economic Development & Incentives Eminent Domain & Property Rights Employee Benefits & ERISA Litigation Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Employee Handbooks, Policies & Forms Employment & Consulting Contracts Employment Counseling & Workplace Claims Prevention Employment Discrimination, Harassment & Retaliation Employment Investigations & Audits Employment Litigation Energy Project Development & Finance Entertainment Environment & Natural Resources Environment & Natural Resources Policy and Regulation Environmental Litigation ERISA Litigation Estate & Family Wealth Planning Executory Contracts Family, Marital & Elder Law Federal Appropriations & Government Funding Federal Disability Policy Federal Tax Litigation & Controversy Fiduciary Advisory Services Financial Institutions Commercial Litigation Florida Land Use & Entitlements Florida Legislative & Executive Lobbying Forest Resources Foundations & Other Tax Exempt Organizations Franchise & Licensing Fund Formation Government Affairs & Public Policy Government Agency Litigation Government Contracts Government, Military & Institutional Construction Green & Sustainable Development Green Energy & Climate Change Health Insurers & Managed Care Organizations Healthcare Healthcare Fraud & Abuse Healthcare Legislation & Government Affairs Healthcare Licensure & Regulatory Compliance Healthcare Litigation Healthcare M&A and Joint Ventures Higher Education Policy & Regulation HIPAA Compliance Hospitals & Health Systems Immigration Planning & Compliance Independent Contractor Issues Industrial Leasing & Development Insurance Litigation Insurance Regulation Intellectual Property Intellectual Property Licensing Intellectual Property Litigation Intellectual Property Transactions & Due Diligence International International Litigation & Arbitration International Taxation International Trade & Customs Internet Law Interstate Land Sales Act Labor & Employment Labor & Employment Training in the Workplace Labor Relations Land Use & Development Land Use Litigation Latin America & the Caribbean Litigation Local Government Advocacy Lodging & Lifestyle Medical Office Buildings Medicare, Medicaid & Third Party Reimbursement Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity Mortgage Warehouse Financing Workouts Native American Affairs & Tribal Governments Regulation New York Land Use & Entitlements Non-Competes & Trade Secrets Office Leasing & Development Pass-Through Taxation Patents Pharmacy, Drugs & Medical Devices Physician Transactions & Health Ventures Planning for Asset Protection Power Generation, Petrochemical & Process Construction Preference & Fraudulent Transfers Litigation Defense Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreements Private Equity Litigation Products Liability & Mass Torts Public Finance Public-Private Partnerships Real Estate Real Estate Acquisitions & Sales Real Estate Financing Real Estate Litigation Real Property Tax Planning & Appeals Reductions-in-Force & WARN Act Residential & Multifamily Development Retail Leasing & Development SEC Receiverships Secured Creditors Secured Financing Litigation Securities Securities Litigation Senior Living Facilities Sports State & Local Tax Consulting State & Local Tax Litigation and Controversy State Court Liquidations (ABCs) Tax Accounting Tax Credit Projects in Bankruptcy Tax Legislation Tax-Exempt Organizations Taxation Trade Secrets Trademarks Transportation & Public Infrastructure Transportation Regulation & Policy Travel & Tourism Policy and Regulation Trusts, Estates & Family Services Trusts, Estates & Guardianship Administration Trusts, Estates, Guardianship & Other Fiduciary Litigation Venture Capital Wage & Hour Issues Whistleblower & Retaliation Claims White Collar Crime & Government Investigations Wills & Trusts Workouts & Restructuring Workplace Privacy Rights Workplace Safety & OSHA
Marcy Levine Aldrich Partner Israel Alfonso Partner Jacqueline M. Arango Partner William C. Arnhols Partner Alan H. Aronson Partner Jonathan L. Awner Chair, National Corporate Practice Michael A. Berke Partner Scott E. Bettridge Partner Richard M. Bezold Chair, National Real Estate Practice David Birke Partner Leonard H. Bloom Partner James S. Bramnick Chair, National Labor & Employment Practice Marshall R. Burack Partner Martin G. Burkett Partner Mary Vozzola Carroll Partner Christopher S. Carver Partner Robert I. Chaskes Partner Michael B. Chavies Partner Janis K. Cheezem Partner Geoffrey C. Cheney Partner Dana Clayton Partner Gerald B. Cope, Jr. Co Chair Nancy A. Copperthwaite Partner L. Frank Cordero Partner Spencer T Crowley Partner Angela C. de Cespedes Wenke Partner Alberto J. Delgado Partner Donald K. Duffy Partner Susan N. Eisenberg Partner Carol L. Schoffel Faber Partner Daniel P. Faust Partner Manuel A. Fernandez Partner Michael Fertig Partner Andrea Fisher Evans Partner Michael Francis Partner Dean M. Freitag Partner Pedro A. Freyre Chair, International Practice Brenda Goerks Partner Valerie B. Greenberg Partner Gary J. Guzzi Partner Andrea Stone Hartley Partner Steven E.M. Hartz Partner Elizabeth M. Hernandez Partner Bradley D. Houser Partner Daniel Jacobson Partner Neisen Kasdin Partner Samantha J. Kavanaugh Partner Teddy D. Klinghoffer Partner Karen P. Kondell Partner Burton Landy Partner Robert F. Lewis Partner Marbet Lewis Partner Jorge A. Lopez Partner Michael C. Marsh Partner Joel Maxwell Partner Augusto E. Maxwell Partner Michael O. Mena Partner Brian P. Miller Partner James M. Miller Chair, National Litigation Practice Richard C. Milstein Partner Esther L. Moreno Partner Antonio Morin Partner Luis M. O'Naghten Partner Luis A. Perez Co-Chair, Latin America & the Caribbean Practice Marci K. Poliakoff Partner George W. Powell, Jr. Partner Henry H. Raattama, Jr. Partner Stephen K. Roddenberry Partner Francisco A. Rodriguez Partner Carl D. Roston Partner Janice L. Russell Partner Peter E. Salomon Partner Oscar A. Sanchez Partner Richard L. Schanerman Partner Philip B. Schwartz Partner Mark S. Shapiro Partner Lawrence D. Silverman Partner Sarah C. Smith Partner Andrew M. Smulian Chairman & Chief Executive Officer William J. Spratt, Jr. Partner Robert J. Squire Partner Matthew A. Steinberg Partner Mark Tobin Partner A. Rodger Traynor, Jr. Partner Jeffrey A. Trinz Partner Richard Tuschman Partner George Volsky Partner Scott A. Wasserman Partner Christine L. Welstead Partner Nina S. Whiston Partner Jennifer T. Williams Partner Julie A.S. Williamson Partner J. Everett Wilson Partner Susanne Zabloudil Partner Associates
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