Akerman is a full-service firm known for delivering results across the full scope of their practice areas, including Litigation and Arbitration, Bankruptcy and Reorganization, Consumer Financial Services, Construction, Data and Technology (CFS+); Corporate; Government Affairs and Public Policy; Healthcare; Intellectual Property; Labor and Employment; Real Estate; and Tax.
Among a few firm recognitions, Akerman is: recognized by Financial Times as among the most forward-thinking firms in the industry, ranked among the National Law Journal’s Top 100 U.S. Law Firms, ranked among Law360’s Top 100 Law Firms, ranked among the ‘Best Law Firms’ with 121 Tier 1 Rankings Nationally and in Key U.S. Business Centers by U.S. News – Best Lawyers, ranked among the Best U.S. Law Firms for M&A, Real Estate, Construction, Land Use, and Immigration Law by The Legal 500, and ranked among the Best in International Arbitration by the Latin America-Wide Chambers Global.
Corporate • Advise public and private companies, including private equity funds, on M&A, capital markets transactions, financings, and other transactional matters, with a strong focus on the middle market.
Real Estate • Recognized for substantial experience in complex transactions, development and construction projects, economic development incentives, environmental matters, public-private initiatives, and litigation.
Litigation • Comprised of trial lawyers in offices throughout the United States. Recognized for experience in civil, criminal, and general commercial litigation, appellate, and international arbitration matters.
Consumer Financial Services • Represent banks and non-bank consumer debt originators and servicers in the areas of litigation, compliance, regulatory enforcement, and repurchase and recovery litigation, with an emphasis on investigating and prosecuting origination fraud.
Bankruptcy and Reorganization • Serve as counsel or receiver in large bankruptcy filings. Also represent financial institutions and mortgage holders in workouts, and other secured creditors in Chapter 11 reorganizations.
Intellectual Property • Represent clients worldwide in all areas of intellectual property law, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, and the Internet.
Healthcare • Recognized for experience in regulatory, risk management, and corporate matters. Represent hospitals and health systems, health insurers and managed care organizations, physician practice groups, pharmacy-related organizations, and other industry stakeholders.
Labor and Employment • Represent employers in every major sector with all aspects of labor relations and employment law compliance and litigation, workplace safety, immigration, and non-compete and trade-secret issues.
Tax • Advise domestic and foreign corporations, individuals, and nonprofit institutions on international, federal, state and local tax issues, including tax planning, audit defense, tax litigation, controversy, and legislation.
Government Affairs and Public Policy • Comprised of a bi-partisan team of lawyers and public policy advisers experienced in appropriations, transportation, hospitality, healthcare, education, Native American affairs, and local government matters.