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Akerman LLP is a leading transactions and trial law firm known for its core strengths in middle market M&A, within the financial services and real estate industries, and for a diverse Latin America practice. With more than 600 lawyers and government affairs professionals and a network of 20 offices, it is ranked among the top 100 law firms in the United States by The American Lawyer(2015). Akerman also is ranked among the top 50 law firms for diversity in The American Lawyer's Diversity Scorecard (2015). More information can be found at or

Corporate: Leading corporate, M&A, private equity, securities/capital markets, and securities regulation team. Advise public and private companies, including private equity funds, on M&A, securities offerings, financings and other transactional matters, with a strong focus on the middle market.

Litigation: Trial lawyers in offices throughout the U.S. with vast experience in commercial litigation and international arbitration.

Real Estate: Substantial experience in complex transactions, development and construction projects, economic development incentives, environmental matters, public-private initiatives, and litigation.

Tax: Represents financial services companies, national retailers, and technology and software companies in state and local tax planning, controversy, legislation, audit defense, and litigation.

Fraud & Recovery: Provide comprehensive fraud management services for clients in the financial services, insurance, healthcare, and retail industries with a focus on fraud litigation, Ponzi schemes, and corporate theft.

Bankruptcy & Reorganization: Team of bankruptcy, creditors' rights, and reorganization lawyers with particular strength in representing financial institutions as well as experience in SEC matters, including Ponzi scheme cases.

Intellectual Property: Deep industry experience with intellectual property matters involving biomedical devices, electrical engineering, information technology, telecommunications, healthcare, entertainment, and sports.

Healthcare: Providing counsel on complex regulatory, risk management, and corporate matters to hospitals and health systems, pharmacy-related organizations, health insurers and managed care organizations, and other industry stakeholders.

Government Affairs & Public Policy: Bi-partisan team located in Washington, D.C., New York, and Florida. Experience in appropriations, education, healthcare, insurance, transportation and infrastructure, Native American affairs, and international trade.

Labor & Employment: Represents employers in virtually every major industry with all aspects of labor and employment law compliance and litigation, workplace safety, immigration, and non-compete/trade secret issues.

Trusts, Estates & Family Services: Counsel to high-net worth individuals and families, providing personalized strategies for estate planning, wealth and business preservation, probate, trust and guardianship administration and litigation, family and marital law, and employee and retirement benefits.

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