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

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

Justin D.  Balser
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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

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

Elizabeth Alcalde
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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

Eric D.   Rapkin
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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

George W. Powell
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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
251 Royal Palm Way
Suite 215
Palm Beach, Florida 33480
USA
Tel. 1.561.659.8660
Fax 1.561.659.8679

Elizabeth Alcalde
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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

Bruce D.  Platt
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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
777 South Flagler Drive
Suite 1100 West Tower
West Palm Beach, Florida 33401
USA
Tel. 1.561.653.5000
Fax 1.561.659.6313

Elizabeth Alcalde
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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

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

Ariel E. Stern
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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

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

Robert Scott
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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