Carl Roston serves as Co-Chair of Akerman’s Corporate Practice Group, which is regularly listed in league tables as one of the most active law firms in the U.S. in M&A and private equity transactions. Carl is ranked as top tier by Chambers USA for Corporate/M&A & Private Equity, which notes Carl does “very sophisticated, high-level deals”. He is one of 30 lawyers nationally listed as a leading M&A: Middle Market (Sub-$500 Million) lawyer in the United States by The Legal 500. Carl represents private equity funds, public and private companies and large family offices in domestic and cross border acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations, joint ventures, co-investments, growth capital investments, debt and equity financings, and securities offerings. He represents portfolio companies of private equity clients and other companies in their corporate transactions, and effectively serves as their outside general counsel. Carl also represents investors and companies in distressed corporate situations, including out of court and in court distressed acquisitions (including under Section 363 of the Bankruptcy Code), investments, restructurings, recapitalizations, reorganizations, and workouts. He represents clients in sectors such as aerospace, aviation, defense, technology, software, telecommunications, distribution, supply chain and logistics, manufacturing, retail, energy, healthcare, financial services, consumer products, and industrial and business services.