Office Managing Partner Neisen Kasdin and Litigation Partner Grasford Smith have been featured among the Daily Business Review's Florida Legal Awards 2021 as "Distinguished Leaders." The Florida Legal Awards recognizes professional excellence in their legal work across Florida.
Kasdin serves as managing partner of Akerman’s Miami office. A former mayor of Miami Beach and leader in the revitalization of South Beach, he brings extensive civic experience to his work on urban revitalization and the development of complex, large-scale, multi-use projects.
Smith focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation matters. He has experience representing a diverse range of clients, including Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, athletic leagues, technology companies, and a U.S. Congressman, in addition to a variety of small and medium-sized businesses. Grasford approaches dispute resolution as an opportunity to further his clients’ business goals. He develops comprehensive yet practical legal solutions by first understanding his clients’ business needs.