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11 Akerman Senterfitt Attorneys Named 2013 Best Lawyers in America "Lawyer of the Year"
September 20, 2012
Akerman Senterfitt today announced that Best Lawyers has named 11 Akerman shareholders as 2013 Lawyer of the Year, an honor given to only one lawyer per practice area in each major market in the United States. This year's number of Akerman honorees is nearly triple the firm's total for the previous year.

In South Florida, Jonathan Awner was named for Securities Regulation; Michael Goldberg for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Daniel Jacobson for Venture Capital Law; Teddy Klinghoffer for Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law; Stephen Roddenberry for Private Funds/Hedge Funds Law; and Lawrence Silverman for Antitrust Law.

In Jacksonville, Peter Larsen, chair of Akerman’s National Taxation Practice Group, was named for Tax Law; David Otero for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law; and Stephen Prom for Health Care Law.

In Orlando, Jules Cohen, chair of Akerman’s National Bankruptcy & Reorganization Practice, was named for Litigation – Bankruptcy, and Virginia Townes was named for Litigation – Banking & Finance.

The Lawyer of the Year designation is based on a peer-review survey in which more than 36,000 leading attorneys cast nearly 4.4 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas. Recipients of the Lawyer of the Year award are selected in high-profile legal practice areas in large legal communities. The selected lawyers have earned a high level of respect among other leading lawyers in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism, and their integrity.

About Akerman Senterfitt
Akerman 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 500 lawyers and government affairs professionals and a network of 19 offices, it is ranked among the top 100 law firms in the U.S. by The National Law Journal NLJ 250 (2012). Akerman also is ranked among the top 100 law firms for diversity by MultiCultural Law magazine (2012) and recognized as the Law Firm of the Year for Diversity – South by Benchmark Litigation (2012). More information can be found at akerman.com or twitter.com/akerman_law.

About The Best Lawyers in America
Produced in cooperation with American Lawyer Media, Best Lawyers is announced annually in September, and a hard copy edition of the rankings is published in December. The list is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which more than 36,000 leading attorneys cast almost 4.4 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas. The list also appears in other noted publications such as Corporate Counsel.





 
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