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Akerman LLP, a top 100 U.S. law firm serving clients across the Americas, is pleased to announce U.S. News – Best Lawyers' "Best Law Firms" 2020 guide recognized the firm with a record 36 national practice rankings, including the “Law Firm of the Year” designation for Litigation - Real Estate. The recognition includes 18 Tier 1 national rankings emphasizing the firm’s core strengths in Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions, Real Estate, Construction, Environmental, Land Use & Zoning, Bankruptcy, Securities Regulation, Health Care, International Trade, Tax, and seven areas of commercial and financial litigation. The “Law Firm of the Year” honor is a designation only one firm can earn in each of the report’s legal practice areas.

Clients commended Akerman as an "outstanding law firm," with one remarking, “they build relationships with clients through transparency and candor."

In total, the firm received a record-setting 110 Tier 1 rankings, including numerous metropolitan rankings highlighting Akerman’s strengths in key markets, including Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Orlando, Miami, New York, and Washington, D.C., among others.

The U.S. News – Best Lawyers rankings are based on overall firm performance, client feedback, and peer recognition derived from 5.5 million evaluations from across the United States. The rankings follow the recently released 2020 version of The Best Lawyers in America list, which recognizes the top 4 percent of practicing lawyers in the nation. The 2019 list named 178 Akerman lawyers among its “Best Lawyers” in 74 areas of law across the United States.

The Akerman practices ranked nationally by U.S. News – Best Lawyers include:

National Rankings
Antitrust Law
Appellate Practice
Banking and Finance Law
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization
Commercial Litigation
Construction Law
Corporate Law
Employment Law - Management
Environmental Law
Franchise Law
Health Care Law
Insurance Law
International Arbitration - Commercial
International Trade and Finance Law
Labor Law - Management
Land Use & Zoning Law
Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
Litigation - Antitrust
Litigation - Banking & Finance
Litigation - Bankruptcy
Litigation - Construction
Litigation - Environmental
Litigation - Intellectual Property
Litigation - Labor & Employment
Litigation - Real Estate
Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
Litigation - Securities
Mergers & Acquisitions Law
Private Funds/Hedge Funds Law
Railroad Law
Real Estate Law
Securities/Capital Markets Law
Securities Regulation
Tax Law
Trusts & Estates Law
Venture Capital Law

About Akerman
Akerman LLP is a top 100 U.S. law firm recognized among the most forward thinking firms in the industry by Financial Times. Its more than 700 lawyers and business professionals collaborate with the world’s most successful enterprises and entrepreneurs to navigate change, seize opportunities, and help drive innovation and growth. Akerman is known for its results in middle market M&A and complex disputes, and for helping clients achieve their most important business objectives in the financial services, real estate and other dynamic sectors across the United States and Latin America.

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