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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 recognized the firm with a record 20 Tier 1 national practice rankings in its “Best Law Firms” 2021 guide. The honors align with the firm's core practice strengths in corporate, mergers and acquisitions, real estate, litigation, healthcare, and construction, among others. In total, Akerman was awarded 35 national practice rankings, including the “Law Firm of the Year” designation for Litigation - Real Estate. Additionally, Akerman was recognized in 170 metropolitan categories, including 101 Tier 1 rankings, highlighting Akerman's key geographical areas of growth, including Miami, Orlando, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington, D.C., and Atlanta.

Clients praised the firm saying, “Of all the firms I work with, [Akerman] truly stands out in the areas of client service, ethics, and knowledge." Another client noted, "Akerman has been an exceptional partner to our company. They are extremely responsive and practical and always seem to find the right balance between business and legal terms in all areas."

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 2021 version of The Best Lawyers in America list, which recognizes the top 4 percent of practicing lawyers in the nation and named 246 Akerman lawyers among its “Best Lawyers” in 81 areas of law across the U.S.

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 Law
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 and 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 and Acquisitions Law
Private Funds/Hedge Funds Law
Real Estate Law
Securities/Capital Markets Law
Securities Regulation
Tax Law
Trusts and 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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