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Akerman LLP

34 National Rankings & 170 Metro Rankings  |  Client Confirmed  |  Website

Client Comments

All client comments represent the opinions of the people who provided them. All potential clients are urged to remember that no two cases are ever completely alike and that the result in one case does not guarantee a similar result in another case.

Labor Law - Management

Amy Moor-Gaylord is one of the best employment attorneys I’ve encountered. I've sought her expertise on a variety of employment law matters and have always found her to be very responsive (even on short notice) and empathetic. Amy also takes the time to understand her clients’ concerns and provides practical guidance that balances risk mitigation with the realities of doing business. I highly recommend her to anyone who is seeking an employment attorney who will be a partner and advocate for their organization’s best interests.

Melody Todd Clarity Partners

Real Estate Law

Akerman continually demonstrates an ability not to over-lawyer and bring a sense of practicality into the process which is key in any transaction and their guidance and support has been critical to aid us in our decision making

Andrew Weiss ESJ Capital Partners

International Mergers & Acquisitions

Really happy to work with Francisco Rodriguez and Pedro Freyre. They are excellent attorneys!!

Mergers & Acquisitions Law

Outstanding law firm. We have closed more than 30 M&A transactions with the Akerman team in Orlando. They are very experienced, responsive and pragmatic in their advice. They have always delivered outstanding results and advice for our company. I would very strongly recommend them to anyone and have referred multiple contacts to them. In particular, I would like to specifically note the outstanding service provided by Nate Balint and Jed Freeland over a very long period of time. Outstanding lawyers and true partners to our company.

Joe Ewart New Era Technology

Securities / Capital Markets Law

Akerman is a responsive and exceptional top-notch firm.

Labor Law - Management

Amy Gaylord is outstanding. She's available for consultation night or day in a crisis. She is highly knowledgeable, and her approach is practical and down to earth.

Real Estate Law

Theresa (Terri) McLaughlin is outstanding on all issues where we have contacted her and needed her advice. She is extremely knowledgeable about real estate law and commercial leases. Terri is very smart, efficient, to the point, personable, and turns around our requests asap. She brings up issues we did not think of and has excellent ideas for the resolution of our legal matters. We highly recommend her.

Carter Rountree General Realty and Development

Mergers & Acquisitions Law

Ken and his team have guided us with the right foundation and set us up for future successes.

Paul Linden Endorser, Inc.

Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law

These guys are the best!

John Castle Branford Castle Partners

Employment Law - Management

We work with Brian Nugent, Esq. Brian is a true expert, a true partner and is able to easily translate the legal ramifications of business decisions into understandable terms. Brian is truly at the top of his field. We would unequivocally recommend Brian for any and all labor and employment issues.

Daniel Surtz Fusion Employer Services

Construction Law

Akerman diligently has worked to provide us with responsive, pragmatic, and solutions-oriented professional advice. Our project consists of a mix of routine, traditional construction law issues as well as novel concerns without precedent in other projects or case law. Akerman, without hesitation, seeks out those lawyers on its team with the deepest experience and related substantive knowledge to tackle issues as needed. One "point person" is the leader of Akerman's team and distills all this knowledge/experience in a consistent manner for the benefit of our team.

Corporate Law

I've worked with many firms through the years, but the Akerman team is by far the most responsive and forward-thinking group I have ever worked with. They take a total approach to guiding our business and serve as a multiplier of significant value.

Paul Linden Endorser, Inc.

Mergers & Acquisitions Law

I have done several deals with Akerman, and each time have been impressed with their ability to effectuate a smooth closing of the Mergers & Acquisitions transaction. They know the market, are creative with solutions, and client friendly.

Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law

Working with Akerman has been a delight

Shaun McGruder Palm Beach Capital

Mediation

Brian Miller and Samantha Cavanaugh are a top tier first rate securities team. Their preparation is always outstanding, and they are well respected by their adversaries. You can take their word to the bank which makes working within a settlement dynamic extremely smooth. They are also well prepared to take cases as deep as necessary.

Land Use & Zoning Law

Neisen Kasdin and his land use team are the best in Miami and I have been developing real estate in South Florida for 30 years.

Neil Fairman Plaza Equity Partners

Mergers & Acquisitions Law

Akerman provides superb representation in every way.

Securities / Capital Markets Law

David Doney has provided us wise Counsel for over 25 years now. The reason we have not had any reason to change legal advisors over this extended period of time is because his advice has always been spot on and his service is consistently above and beyond the call of duty

Mark Gordon Odyssey Marine

Arbitration

Detail oriented, complete analysis.

Jeffrey Horstmyer Neuroscience Centers of Florida Foundation, Inc.

Appellate Practice

Steven Wirth and Kristen Fiore are hard working and spend the time to make sure we would win. Had the ability to think outside the box and breakdown complex issues into a narrative the I could understand.

Joshua Rizack The Rising Group Consulting, Inc.

Financial Services Regulation Law

I have worked with the Akerman firm for many years throughout the country. Their financial services regulatory and litigation teams are led by Bill Heller, who is incredibly knowledgeable and experienced in the area and cares deeply for the issues facing his clients. His teams are smart, aggressive, responsive, and achieve excellent results at very competitive rates. I cannot recommend the firm highly enough.

Mallory J. Garner PennyMac Loan Services, LLC

Franchise Law

30 years with the same firm speak's for it self!

John Stedman Commission Express National, Inc. (Virginia)

Litigation - Labor & Employment

Zarra Elias is our go to person. She tells it like it is and what to expect. She has helped us through some crazy things.

Connie Wagner AccuData Integrated Marketing

Environmental Law

Akerman is the most experienced firm in Environmental Law.

Environmental Law

They have represented CL Industries for 10 year and have always been extremely responsive.

Sherrie Paskiet Consolidated Minerals

Labor Law - Management

Scott Silverman in Tampa has been Saint Leo's labor counsel for 8 years and is an invaluable and trusted advisor. He has represented Saint Leo successfully in both court and arbitration hearings. Mr. Silverman has now brought in Amy Gaylord in Chicago to also assist Saint Leo in labor matters. Her experience and counsel is very much appreciated. Both attorneys are patient and clear; their manner and tone is professional and helpful.

Kelly De Hill Saint Leo University

Real Estate Law

Marc Heller and his team at Akerman provide the best service in real estate transaction law. They are reliable experts who handle all aspects of transactions with efficiency and diligence. Akerman is amazing to work with.

Financial Services Regulation Law

Akerman is one of hundreds of firms that I oversee, but it is far and away my favorite. They always do a very good job at a reasonable price point. I could not recommend them more highly.

Commercial Transactions / UCC Law

Bill Arnhols is a lawyer's lawyer in connection with complex credit agreements. He is a calm and steady advisor with encyclopedic knowledge and who is able to make quick decisions and provide practical advice.

Appellate Practice

My experience, particularly working with Gerald Cope, was excellent and we had an excellent outcome. I would highly recommend him as appellate counsel.

J. Wiley Hicks Company

Employment Law - Management

I enjoy working with Zarra Elias. She is always helpful and knowledgeable. She keeps our organizations needs at the forefront of every conversation. Has been very helpful on the changes through this COVID trial we have been through. I can always rely on her to provide the latest information.

Connie Wagner AccuData Integrated Marketing

Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law

Akerman is consistently excellent.

Securities / Capital Markets Law

Akerman is a top law firm in the securities/ M&A transactional space. They are highly professional and experienced deal attorneys and excellent to work with on transactions.

John Hill Hyde Park Capital Partners, LLC

Securities / Capital Markets Law

Excellent lawyers. Client centric. Knowledgeable and practical, actionable advice and counsel.

Land Use & Zoning Law

Jack George handles our zoning and land use matters. He is an expert in his field and is responsive and thorough in his analysis. I highly recommend.

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