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 650 lawyers and government affairs professionals and a network of 24 offices, Akerman is ranked among the top 100 law firms in the United States by The American Lawyer (2016). Akerman is the leading law firm in Florida, having played a major role in many of the state's transformational moments for more than 95 years. Akerman is ranked as the largest law firm in Florida by Florida Trend magazine (2016), with top ranked practice groups serving clients from every major urban center in the state.
Areas of Practice
Corporate Advise public and private companies, including private equity funds, on M&A, capital market transactions, financings, and other transactional matters, with a strong focus on the middle market.
Real Estate Recognized for substantial experience in complex transactions, development and construction projects, economic development incentives, environmental matters, public-private initiatives and litigation.
Litigation Comprised of trial lawyers in offices throughout the United States. Recognized for experience in civil, criminal, and general commercial litigation, appellate, and international arbitration matters.
Consumer Financial Services Represent banks and non-bank consumer debt originators and servicers in the areas of litigation, compliance, regulatory enforcement, and repurchase and recovery litigation, with an emphasis on investigating and prosecuting origination fraud.
Fraud & Recovery Provide comprehensive fraud management services for clients in the financial services, insurance, healthcare, and retail sectors with a focus on fraud litigation, Ponzi schemes, and corporate theft.
Bankruptcy & Reorganization Serve as counsel or receiver in large bankruptcy filings. Also represent financial institutions and mortgage holders in workouts, and other secured creditors in Chapter 11 reorganizations. .
Intellectual Property Represent clients worldwide in all areas of intellectual property law, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, and in the Internet.
Healthcare Recognized for experience in regulatory, risk management, and corporate matters. Represent hospitals and health systems, health insurers and managed care organizations, physician practice groups, pharmacy related organizations, and other industry stakeholders.
Labor and Employment Represent employers in every major sector with all aspects of labor relations and employment law compliance and litigation, workplace safety, immigration and non-compete and trade secret issues.
Tax Advise domestic and foreign corporations, individuals, and nonprofit institutions on international, federal, state and local tax issues, including tax planning, audit defense, tax litigation, controversy, and legislation.
Government Affairs and Public Policy Comprised of bi-partisan team of lawyers and public policy advisers experienced in appropriations, transportation, hospitality, healthcare, education, Native American affairs, and local government matters.
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98 Southeast Seventh Street, Suite 1100
Miami, Florida 33131