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Corporate
"A national corporate group that serves clients across the U.S., and in Latin America, [with] a strong focus on middle-market transactional work. The partners combine good business acumen with excellent legal insights, and the senior partners are not only highly accessible, but they lead all deals." (The Legal 500)"
U.S. News - Best Lawyers: Recognized as a national tier one law firm for Corporate and International Trade and Finance Law
U.S. News - Best Lawyers: Recognized in the national Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity, Securities/Capital Markets, Securities Regulation, Antitrust, Franchise, Private Funds/Hedge Funds, and Venture Capital Law categories
The Legal 500: Ranked as one of the leading law firms for Mergers, Acquisitions and Buyouts: Middle Market in the U.S.
Chambers USA: #1 Corporate practice in Florida; recognized as market leader in Florida since 2003 for Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity
Law360: Ranked among the top 100 law firms for M&A
Corporate Counsel magazine: "Go To" law firm for corporate transactions/M&As
SPAC Report by Deal Flow Media: Listed among top law firms in the U.S. for SPAC IPOs and is ranked #3 in the U.S. in terms of number of deals completed and #6 in dollar volume
Litigation
"This solid team is well versed in handling complex commercial litigation. It is noted particularly for its expertise in matters relating to the financial services, insurance, healthcare and real estate sectors. With the backing of the firm's impressive national network, the team is able to handle nationwide class actions with ease." (Chambers USA)
U.S. News - Best Lawyers: Recognized as a national tier one law firm for Litigation - Banking & Finance, Litigation - Bankruptcy, Litigation - Construction, and Litigation - Real Estate
U.S. News - Best Lawyers: Recognized in the national Appellate Law, Commercial Litigation, International Arbitration - Commercial, Litigation - Antitrust, Litigation - Intellectual Property, and Litigation - Labor & Employment categories
Chambers Latin America: Ranked as one of the leading law firms for International Arbitration across all of Latin America
Chambers Global: Ranked as one of the leading law firms for International Arbitration across all of Latin America
Law360: Ranked among the top 100 law firms for Product Liability
Daily Business Review: Recognized as Litigation Department of the Year in the General Litigation and Intellectual Property categories
Benchmark Litigation: Recognized as Florida Law Firm of the Year for Litigation
Benchmark Litigation: Top ranked in Florida and recommended as a leading law firm in Virginia for Litigation
Benchmark Appellate: Top ranked in Florida, Eleventh Circuit
Chambers USA: Antitrust Practice ranked in Florida
Chambers USA: Litigation Practice Group ranked in Florida since 2003
Real Estate
"[Akerman's] cutting-edge real estate practice is… 'excellent: my experience has been that they are extremely thorough, on top of their deals, put their clients first; we are getting the service we need and the attention we would require to get the job done.'" (Chambers USA)
U.S. News - Best Lawyers: Recognized as a national tier one law firm for Real Estate Law, Construction Law, Litigation - Construction, and Litigation - Real Estate
The Legal 500: Ranked as one of the leading law firms for Real Estate, Land Use/Zoning, and Construction in the U.S.
Law360: Ranked among the top 100 law firms for Real Estate and Environmental
Chambers USA: Construction Practice ranked nationally
Chambers USA: Real Estate, Land Use, Construction, and Environmental Practices ranked in Florida since 2003
Financial Institutions Commercial Litigation
"Akerman has a long-standing presence in the market, with sources noting that it is well placed to handle complex transactions. Also notable is the group's work in the regulatory and public finance spheres." (Chambers USA)
U.S. News - Best Lawyers: Recognized as a national tier one law firm for Litigation - Banking & Finance
U.S. News - Best Lawyers: Recognized in the national Insurance Law and Securities Regulation categories
Law360: Ranked among the top 100 law firms for Insurance
Chambers USA: Insurance Practice ranked #1 in Florida since 2004
Chambers USA: Banking & Finance Practice ranked in Florida since 2003
The Best Lawyers in America: Top listed in Banking and Insurance Law in Florida
Latin America & the Caribbean
U.S. News - Best Lawyers: Recognized as a national tier one law firm for International Trade and Finance Law
U.S. News - Best Lawyers: Recognized in the national International Arbitration - Commercial category
Chambers Latin America: Ranked as one of the leading law firms for International Arbitration across all of Latin America
Chambers Global: Ranked as one of the leading law firms for International Arbitration across all of Latin America
Bankruptcy & Reorganization
"This full-service national firm commands great respect for its creditor-side representation. The firm is also representing over 50 claw back defendants in the Madoff case in New York, demonstrating the team's aptitude in Ponzi-related matters. It also enjoys a strong reputation for its receivership work." (Chambers USA)
U.S. News - Best Lawyers: Recognized as a national tier one law firm for Litigation - Bankruptcy
U.S. News - Best Lawyers: Recognized in the national Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law category
Law360: Ranked among the top 100 law firms for Bankruptcy
Chambers USA: Bankruptcy/Restructuring Practice Group ranked in Florida since 2003
The Best Lawyers in America: Top listed in Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law in Florida
Healthcare
"Akerman represents physicians, pharmacy companies and other healthcare bodies in a range of regulatory and litigation concerns." (Chambers USA)
U.S. News - Best Lawyers: Recognized in the national Healthcare Law category
Chambers USA: Healthcare Practice Group ranked in Florida since 2005
The Best Lawyers in America: Top listed in Healthcare Law in Florida
Intellectual Property
U.S. News - Best Lawyers: Recognized in the national Litigation - Intellectual Property category
Daily Business Review: Recognized as Litigation Department of the Year in the Intellectual Property category
Labor & Employment
"This trusted labor and employment practice is active in class actions and collective bargaining, and is also a major player in whistle-blower, wage and hour, noncompete and discrimination suits." (Chambers USA)
U.S. News - Best Lawyers: Recognized in the national Employment Law - Management, Labor Law - Management, Litigation - Labor & Employment, and Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law categories
The Legal 500: Ranked as one of the leading law firms for Immigration in the U.S.
Chambers USA: Labor & Employment Practice Group ranked in Florida since 2003
Tax
"This group boasts highly skilled tax attorneys. The team handles tax controversy and litigation, transactional tax matters and tax planning and employee benefits work on a nationwide scale." (Chambers USA)
U.S. News - Best Lawyers: Recognized in the national Tax, Employee Benefits (ERISA), and Trusts & Estates Law categories
Chambers USA: Tax Practice Group ranked in Florida
Ranked among the top 100 law firms in the U.S. by The National Law Journal NLJ 350
Ranked among the top 100 law firms in the world by Law360
Ranked 115 in the AmLaw 200 largest law firms in the U.S.
Ranked largest law firm in Florida by Florida Trend magazine
Ranked among the top 25 percent of law firms in the U.S. with the best client relationships on BTI Consulting Group's Client Relationship Scorecard

Diversity
The American Lawyer 2014 - Ranked among the top 50 law firms for diversity
MultiCultural Law magazine 2012 - Top 100 law firm for diversity and women - Top 25 law firm for Hispanic Americans
Benchmark Litigation 2012 - Law Firm of the year for Diversity - South


 
 
 
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