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, we are ranked among the top 100 law firms in the United States by The American Lawyer (2015). 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 (2015), with top ranked practice groups serving clients from every major urban center in the state.

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.

Consumer Financial Services Represent financial institutions in litigating recovery of losses caused by origination fraud, enforcing contractual repurchase obligations, and responding to regulator inquiries.

Fraud & Recovery Provide comprehensive fraud management services for clients in the financial services, insurance, healthcare, and retail industries with a focus on fraud litigation, Ponzi schemes, and corporate theft.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

Fraud & Recovery Provide comprehensive fraud management services with a focus on investigation and litigation of complex fraud schemes, including Ponzi schemes and unfair and deceptive practices. The team advises clients in the insurance, healthcare, and retail sectors on strategic prevention, proactive detection and investigation, affirmative litigation, and exhaustive recovery.

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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