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  • Akerman Once Again Recognized Among Top Law Firms by Chambers USA

    Firm Lawyers Ranked Among the Best in Corporate, Real Estate, and Tax Law
     
    Akerman LLP, a top 100 U.S. law firm serving clients across the Americas, was once again recognized by leading legal guide Chambers and Partners as one of the nation’s most prominent law firms in middle market mergers and acquisitions, and for complex work within the financial services and real estate sectors. The 2018 edition of Chambers USA Guide recognized the firm in 17 practices areas, and also honored 52 lawyers representing 20 practices.
     
    Akerman lawyers achieved rankings in the nationwide Financial Services Regulation: Consumer Finance and Leisure & Hospitality categories. They also garnered rankings in Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, New York, Texas, and Virginia. For another consecutive year, the firm’s Corporate/M&A & Private Equity and Insurance Practices received top honors in Florida – a distinction held by the firm’s Corporate Practice Group for more than a decade.
     
    In addition to its recognition as a leading U.S. law firm, Akerman maintained distinction in Chambers′ latest Latin America and Global editions. Akerman lawyers ranked as leaders in International Arbitration and International Trade. Also, both guides once again recognized Akerman’s Cuba Practice among the best for General Business Law (International Firms) – Cuba.
     
    Along with its Global and Latin America editions, the Chambers USA Guide is part of a series of Chambers and Partners research-based publications for the legal profession. The annual rankings identify leading law firms and lawyers in an extensive range of practice areas throughout each region.
     
    The list of 52 Akerman lawyers recognized by Chambers USAincludes:
     
    Antitrust
    Lawrence D. Silverman (Florida)
     
    Banking & Finance: Transactional
    William C. Arnhols (Florida)
     
    Bankruptcy/Restructuring
    Jacob A. Brown (Florida)
    Jules S. Cohen (Florida)
    Brian K. Gart (Florida)
    Michael I. Goldberg (Florida)
    Andrea S. Hartley (Florida)
    Patrick Johnson, Jr. (Louisiana)
    John B. Macdonald (Florida)
    John E. Mitchell (Texas)
    David W. Parham (Texas)
     
    Construction
    Stacy Bercun Bohm (Florida)
    Jeffrey G. Gilmore (Virginia)
    Stephen B. Hurlbut (Virginia)
     
    Corporate/M&A & Private Equity
    Jonathan L. Awner (Florida)
    Teddy D. Klinghoffer (Florida)
    E. Paul Quinn (Florida)
    Stephen K. Roddenberry (Florida)
    Carl D. Roston (Florida)
     
    Environment
    Silvia M. Alderman (Florida)
    Richard G. Leland (New York)
    Jason S. Lichtstein (Florida)
    Robyn D. Neely (Florida)
     
    Financial Services Regulation: Consumer Finance (Litigation)
    William P. Heller (National)
     
    Healthcare
    Kirk S. Davis (Florida)
    William J. Spratt (Florida)
     
    Immigration
    Thomas L. Raleigh (Florida)
     
    Insurance
    Marcy Levine Aldrich (Florida)
     
    Labor & Employment
    James S. Bramnick (Florida)
    Karen M. Buesing (Florida)
    Arlene K. Kline (Florida)
    Scott T. Silverman (Florida)
     
    Leisure & Hospitality
    Andrew S. Robins (National)
     
    Litigation: Appellate
    Gerald B. Cope Jr. (Florida)
    Katherine E. Giddings (Florida)
     
    Litigation: General Commercial
    David P. Ackerman (Florida)
    Joseph E. (‘Ed’) Foster (Florida)
     
    Real Estate
    Richard Bezold (Florida)
    Eric D. Rapkin (Florida)
    Janice L. Russell (Florida)
    Andrew M. Smulian (Florida)
    Brian Tague (Florida)
     
    Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use
    Cecelia Bonifay (Florida)
    T. Spencer Crowley (Florida)
    Neisen O. Kasdin (Florida)
     
    Tax
    David C. Blum (Illinois)
    Donald K. Duffy (Florida)
    Russell B. Hale (Florida)
    Henry H. Raattama (Florida)
     
    Tax: Controversy
    David C. Blum (Illinois)
     
    Tax: Employee Benefits
    Richard T. Hurt (Florida)
    Peter E. Salomon (Florida)
     
    Tax: State and Local
    Russell B. Hale (Florida)
    Peter O. Larsen (Florida)
     
    About Akerman LLP
    Akerman LLP is a top 100 U.S. law firm recognized by Financial Times as among the most forward thinking firms in the industry. Its more than 700 lawyers and business professionals collaborate with the world’s most successful enterprises and entrepreneurs to navigate change, seize opportunities, and overcome barriers to 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.