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Firm Lawyers Ranked in a Record Number of Practice Areas

Akerman LLP, a top 100 U.S. law firm serving clients across the Americas, today announced that 178 of its lawyers located in Chicago, New York, Miami, Houston, Atlanta, Los Angeles and 13 other major metropolitan markets across the United States have been named to The Best Lawyers in America 2020 list in 74 areas of law. Additionally, Best Lawyers named 12 Akerman Partners to the 2020 Lawyer of the Year list, an honor given to only one lawyer per practice area in every major market in the United States.

Among the Best Lawyers of the Year honorees are Jonathan Awner for Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law (Miami), Cecelia Bonifay for Environmental Law (Orlando), Jacob Brown for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law (Jacksonville), Andrew Gold for Litigation – Real Estate (Fort Lauderdale), Michael Goldberg for Bet-the-Company Litigation (Fort Lauderdale), Teddy Klinghoffer for Corporate Compliance Law (Miami), Cindy Laquidara for Government Relations Practice (Jacksonville), John Macdonald for Litigation – Trusts and Estates (Jacksonville), Edward Ristaino for Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Andrew Robins for Real Estate Law (Fort Lauderdale), Stephen Roddenberry for Private Funds/Hedge Funds Law (Miami) and Lawrence Silverman for Antitrust Law (Miami).

The annual Best Lawyers list and Lawyer of the Year designation are based on peer review surveys in which more than 36,000 leading lawyers cast nearly 4.4 million votes on the legal abilities of other legal professionals in their practice areas.

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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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