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Akerman LLP

34 National Rankings & 175 Metro Rankings  |  Client Confirmed



Akerman LLP is nationally ranked in 34 practice areas and regionally ranked in 175 practice areas. The U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process.

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Tier 1 in Corporate Law
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  • Autonation
  • Bank of America
  • BP America
  • ComVest Investment Partners
  • Florida East Coast Industries
  • OPKO Health
  • PNC Bank
  • RedZone Capital Management
  • Rosewood Hotels & Resorts
  • Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
  • SunTrust Bank
  • Swire Properties
  • The Geo Group, Inc.
  • TriVest Partners

Highlighted 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

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

Trusts & Estates Law

I have worked with the entire Akerman trust and estates group in a number of settings and with a vast number of customers. I have 35+ years of professional experience as a CPA and I have never found a more innovative, nimble, reliable, creative, and excellent group of attorneys and I refer extensively to them and enjoy working with them for the benefit of our mutual customers and clients.

Morris D'Angelo Morris + D'Angelo

Insurance Law

Akerman attorneys are creative, thoughtful attorneys that work collaboratively with clients to achieve business goals, and don't just recycle the same strategies.

Ryan Wong UHC

Corporate Law

I've worked with Akerman for over 20 years and found them to be extremely talented, responsive and creative. They are excellent for corporate, acquisitions and securities work, among other things.

Victor Mendelson HEICO Corporation

Corporate Law

Akerman has great client relationship. They are very knowledgeable and are super responsive; very good at working with budget. Great overall experience.

Arava Mohar Elad National Properties

Corporate Law

I have worked with Akerman on a number of transactions and they are consistently top notch deal makers; they find solutions to get deals done.

Health Care Law

Akerman is very experienced and knowledgeable with health care law. They were prompt and responsive with all my concerns.

Jared Frattini Dr. Jared Frattini, MD

International Trade and Finance Law

Akerman has proven to be extremely knowledgeable, skillful and competent. In addition, professional courteous and helpful and prepared to work with us to find the best solution for us-extremely responsive and proactive.

Securities / Capital Markets Law

The attorneys at Akerman are reliable, work with a "sense of urgency", and always deliver ethical services. Of all the firms I work with, they truly stand out in the areas of client service, ethics and knowledge.

Carlos Macau, Jr. HEICO Corporation

Securities / Capital Markets Law

Akerman provides top notch legal work.

Commercial Litigation

Akerman has outstanding litigators and trial attorneys

Joseph Ortego Nixon Peabody

Commercial Litigation

Akerman is an extremely effective firm and attorneys and a pleasure to work with.

Litigation - Labor & Employment

Akerman lawyers are very helpful and helped us resolve some very serious HR issues in the past year.

Patricia Montague School Nutrition Association

Labor Law - Management

I am incredibly pleased with Akerman's level of expertise. They provided many well-researched in the ever-changing laws/regulations of COVID-19 and other matters of concern for an automotive manufacturer. Although this is a national firm, the level of customer service is excellent, I get the same exclusivity as if my company was their only client.

Naomi Grisset Seoyon E Hwa Alabama

Labor Law - Management

Akerman attorneys are responsive and experts at crisis management. We deal with labor and employment issues the former causing many urgent concerns that need an immediate response. Akerman is holistic in their approach, gentle where necessary and aggressive when advantageous. They truly understand our business in and out and are a constant advocate for our senior management team; they have our backs.

Michael James Keolis Transit America

Labor Law - Management

Akerman lawyers are always very helpful.

Patricia Montague School Nutrition Association

Employment Law - Management

Akerman has been an exceptional partner to our company. They are extremely responsive and practical and always seem to find the right balance between business and legal terms in all areas including contract work, real estate and employment law. They are a great asset to our team.

Real Estate Law

It was an extremely good experience with Akerman.

Gaudencio Castro BBVA Compass

Leisure and Hospitality Law

Akerman has a team of passionate, thoughtful, commercial and customer-focused attorneys. We have had a wonderful experience with them over a host of transactions.

Leisure and Hospitality Law

Akerman team is extremely knowledgeable. They take the time to understand the deal and the client's objectives. While they can get into the detail - and they are excellent at thinking thru how specific words affect overall contract meaning, they also get the big picture to help guide business decision priorities. Their particular strengths include new hotel development (hotel management agreements, development agreements, technical services agreements), mixed-use hotel/ residential (also including HOA agreements, rental management agreements). They are our "go to" for new mixed use hotel/ residential developments and are one of the few groups we know with branded residential expertise.

Labor Law - Management

I am very happy and thankful for the Akerman law firm. They provide our organization with expert legal advice at a fair price.

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Akerman provides excellent ERISA work.

Litigation - Banking & Finance

Akerman is an outstanding group of national professionals. Chief of Litigation Partner is headed by Lawrence Rochefort, who has a team of professionals that know how to roll up their sleeves to get into the details of the matter to get the job done. Larry is a great starting point as he sits on the firm’s board, and this gives him direct access to all areas of the firm to assist the client in the best possible direction. In addition to the litigation support team, Robert Barkin and Erin Maddocks are two additional outstanding partners in transaction and trust legal work. I have worked with this team and others at Akerman for over 9.5 years, and the results and support have been outstanding, not to mention the competitive fee structure that the firm offers. To anyone seeking an outstanding law firm that has a national presence and the top hometown local advantage, it would be my recommendation to pick up the phone or email this team for a proper introduction and have a serious discussion on the issues you are concerned about.

Michael Scheiner Wells Fargo Bank

Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law

The Akerman attorneys are experts in mortgage banking foreclosure law, they are extremely responsive, they provide excellent customer service, and the firm charges very competitive rates. I highly recommend them!

Mallory Gardner PennyMac

Financial Services Regulation Law

The Akerman firm is well-versed in regulatory issues affecting the mortgage industry, they are extremely responsive, provide excellent customer service, and charge very competitive rates. I recommend them highly!

Mallory Gardner PennyMac

Real Estate Law

I work with many individuals at Akerman and find them all to be excellent attorneys in their field.

Trusts & Estates Law

I have worked with a significant number of Akerman's partners and associates. I have worked on complex and simple matters. I have found each and every member intelligent, connected, holistic, egoless (a rare concept for lawyers), team-oriented, open, thorough, creative, connected, and desiring the results their clients desire. This is a five star firm - period.

Morris D'Angelo Morris + D'Angelo

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

We had an overall excellent experience with Akerman. They are very knowledgeable and easy to work with and have experienced staff support.

Barry Barron Buffet Partners Holding Co., LLC

Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law

My attorney at Akerman is a consummate professional. Not only does he add value via innovative structuring of options for clients, but I have found myself and other team members relying upon him to lead term sheet negotiations given his strong communication skills and demeanor. With local or international clients, we're always proud to introduce him externally to our stakeholders. The value-add in choosing an experienced capital markets professional has paid-off in accelerating the pace of our fund closing.

Tom Light

Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law

Michael Kelley at Akerman has an unbelievable ability to navigate complex matters, build consensus, and help us close deals. I would recommend him to anyone in need of competent transactional and/ or corporate counsel.

Stephen McMullin Brickell Key Asset Management

Appellate Practice

Akerman handled my defense in a civil case where my previous employer sued me personally, my partner and my new company when I quit their employment and started a new business. This law firm did an outstanding job defending us in this civil lawsuit which could have ruined me financially. After the ex-employer lost in a jury trial they appealed the lower court decision and we had to go through an appeal process which we won as well.

Douglas Wene Chem 32 LLC

Health Care Law

I have utilized Akerman's services and have worked against them, and in all instances they are professional and first rate.

Appellate Practice

Appeal to Texas Supreme Court. Lawyer was Terry Adams.

Energy Law

Defense in civil lawsuit. Lead attorney was Benjamin Escobar.

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