Akerman LLP

Practice/Organization Description

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 American Lawyer (2015). Akerman also is ranked among the top 50 law firms for diversity in The American Lawyer’s Diversity Scorecard (2015).

Practice Highlights

Corporate • Recognized as a leading U.S. corporate, M&A, private equity, securities/capital markets, and securities regulation law firm. Advise public companies and private equity funds on M&A, public offerings, private equity, and venture capital investments

Litigation • Comprised of trial lawyers in offices throughout the U.S. Recognized nationally for experience in general commercial litigation and international arbitration

Real Estate • Nationally recognized for substantial experience in complex transactions, development and construction projects, economic development incentives, environmental matters, public-private initiatives, and litigation

Government Affairs & Public Policy • Bi-partisan team located in Washington, D.C., Illinois, and Florida with experience in appropriations, education, healthcare, tax, natural resources and environment, telecommunications, insurance, transportation and infrastructure, Native American affairs, travel and tourism, and energy

Bankruptcy • Serve as bankruptcy counsel or as receivers in complex cases, including commercial mortgage foreclosures and many of the largest bankruptcy filings in the U.S.

Labor & 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, information technology, telecommunications, healthcare, entertainment, and sports

Healthcare • Strong experience in regulatory, litigation, and corporate matters. Clients include hospitals, physicians, healthcare systems, health insurers, surgery centers, medical device companies, and national pharmacy chains

Tax • National practice, representing providers of financial services, national retailers, and technology and software companies in state and local tax planning, controversy, legislation, audit defense, and litigation

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.

Honors and Awards

U.S. News - Best Lawyers 2015

• Antitrust Law (National)

• Appellate Practice (National)

• Banking and Finance Law (National)

• Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law (National)

• Commercial Litigation (National)

• Construction Law (National – Tier One)

• Corporate Law (National – Tier One)

• Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law (National)

• Employment Law – Management (National)

• Franchise Law (National)

• Healthcare Law (National)

• Insurance Law (National)

• International Arbitration – Commercial (National)

• International Trade and Finance Law (National – Tier One)

• Labor Law – Management (National)

• Land Use & Zoning Law (National

• Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law (National)

• Litigation – Antitrust (National)

• Litigation – Banking & Finance (National – Tier One)

• Litigation – Bankruptcy (National – Tier One)

• Litigation – Construction (National – Tier One)

• Litigation – Intellectual Property (National)

• Litigation – Labor & Employment (National)

• Litigation – Real Estate (National – Tier One)

• Mergers & Acquisitions Law (National)

• Private Funds/Hedge Funds Law (National)

• Real Estate Law (National – Tier One)

• Securities/Capital Markets Law (National)

• Securities Regulation (National)

• Tax Law (National)

• Trusts & Estates Law (National)

• Venture Capital Law (National)


One Southeast Third Avenue Suite 2500
Miami, FL 33131-1714, United States

Contact: Marlisa B. Serrano, Senior Media Relations Manager

  • 305.374.5600
  • 305.374.5095

Areas of Practice
  • Administrative Law
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Organizations
  • Class Action
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Construction Law
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Environmental Law
  • Family Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Government
  • Health
  • Immigration Law
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law & Trade
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Real Estate
  • Securities Law
  • Taxation
  • Toxic Torts
  • Transportation
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
  • Zoning, Planning & Land Use
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Other U.S. Locations
  • California
  • Colorado
  • D.C.
  • Florida
  • Illinois
  • Nevada
  • New York
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Virginia
  • Wisconsin
Number of Attorneys

400+ Attorneys

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