Akerman LLP
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Firm Overview

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). More information can be found at akerman.com or twitter.com/akerman_law.


Areas of Practice

Corporate Leading U.S. corporate, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, securities/capital markets and securities regulation law firm. Advise public and private companies, including private equity funds, on mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings, financings and other transactional matters, with a strong focus on the middle market.

Litigation Comprised of trial lawyers in offices throughout the U.S., with vast experience in a wide range of commercial litigation and international arbitration.

Real Estate Substantial experience in complex transactions, development and construction projects, economic development incentives, environmental matters, public-private initiatives and litigation.

Government Affairs and Public Policy Bipartisan team located in Washington, D.C. and Florida. Experience in appropriations, education, healthcare, insurance, transportation and infrastructure, Native American affairs, and international trade.

Bankruptcy Team of bankruptcy, creditors’ rights, and reorganization lawyers with particular strength in representing financial institutions as well as experience in SEC matters, including Ponzi scheme cases.

Labor and Employment Represent employers in virtually every major industry with all aspects of labor and employment law compliance and litigation, workplace safety, immigration and non-compete/ trade secret issues.

Intellectual Property Deep industry experience with intellectual property matters in biomedical devices, electrical engineering, healthcare, information technology, telecommunications, sports and entertainment.

Healthcare Providing counsel on complex regulatory, risk management, and corporate matters to hospitals and health systems, pharmacy-related organizations, health insurers and managed care organizations, and other industry stakeholders.

Tax Represent financial services companies, national retailers, and technology and software companies in state and local tax planning, controversy, legislation, audit defense, and litigation.

Trusts, Estates and Family Services Counsel to high-net worth individuals and families, providing personalized strategies for estate planning, wealth and business preservation, probate, trust and guardianship administration and litigation, family and marital law, and employee and retirement benefits.

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Akerman LLP
725 South Figueroa Street
38th Floor
Los Angeles, California 90017-5438
USA
Tel. 1.213.688.9500
Fax 1.213.627.6342


Akerman LLP
1400 Wewatta Street
Suite 500
Denver, Colorado 80202
USA
Tel. 1.303.260.7712
Fax 1.303.260.7714  


Akerman LLP
750 9th Street, N.W.
Suite 750
Washington, District of Columbia 20001
USA
Tel. 1.202.393.6222
Fax 1.202.393.5959


Akerman LLP
2424 North Federal Highway
Suite 410
Boca Raton, Florida 33431
USA
Tel. 1.561.862.4000
Fax 1.561.368.4668

Eric A.  Gordon
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Akerman LLP
350 East Las Olas Boulevard
Suite 1600
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301-2229
USA
Tel. 1.954.463.2700
Fax 1.954.463.2224

David C.  Ristaino
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Akerman LLP
50 North Laura Street
Suite 3100
Jacksonville, Florida 32202-3646
USA
Tel. 1.904.798.3700
Fax 1.904.798.3730

John B.  Macdonald
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Akerman LLP
9128 Strada Place
Suite 10205
Naples, Florida 34108
USA
Tel. 1.239.449.5600
Fax 1.239.449.5658

Jonathan E. Gopman
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Akerman LLP
420 South Orange Avenue
Suite 1200
Orlando, Florida 32801-4904
USA
Tel. 1.407.423.4000
Fax 1.407.843.6610

Charles T.  Brumback
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Akerman LLP
125 Worth Avenue
Suite 330
Palm Beach, Florida 33480
USA
Tel. 1.561.659.8660
Fax 1.561.659.8679

Eric A.  Gordon
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Akerman LLP
106 East College Avenue
12th Floor
Tallahassee, Florida 32301
USA
Tel. 1.850.224.9634
Fax 1.850.222.0103

Silvia M.  Alderman
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Akerman LLP
401 East Jackson Street
Suite 1700
Tampa, Florida 33602-5250
USA
Tel. 1.813.223.7333
Fax 1.813.223.2837

David M.  Doney
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Akerman LLP
222 Lakeview Avenue
Suite 400
West Palm Beach, Florida 33401-6183
USA
Tel. 1.561.653.5000
Fax 1.561.659.6313

Eric A.  Gordon
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Akerman LLP
71 South Wacker Drive, 46th Floor
Chicago, Illinois 60606
USA
Tel. 1.312.634.5700
Fax 1.312.424.1900


Akerman LLP
1160 Town Center Drive
Suite 330
Las Vegas, Nevada 89144
USA
Tel. 1.702.634.5000
Fax 1.702.380.8572


Akerman LLP
666 Fifth Avenue
20th Floor
New York, New York 10103
USA
Tel. 1.212.880.3800
Fax 1.212.880.8965

Steven P.   Polivy
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Akerman LLP
2001 Ross Avenue
Suite 2550
Dallas, Texas 75201
USA
Tel. 1.214.720.4300
Fax 1.214.981.9339


Akerman LLP
170 South Main Street
Suite 950
Salt Lake City, Utah 84101
USA
Tel. 1.801.907.6900
Fax 1.801.355.0294


Akerman LLP
8100 Boone Boulevard
Suite 630
Vienna, Virginia 22182-2683
USA
Tel. 1.703.790.8750
Fax 1.703.448.1801


Akerman LLP
One South Pinckney Street
Suite 700
Madison, Wisconsin 53703
USA
Tel. 1.608.257.5335
Fax 1.608.257.2029