Akerman LLP
Akerman LLP

Akerman LLP

5 Star Rating     3 reviews

https://www.akerman.com/ 
Main Office:

255 South Orange Avenue | Orlando | FL | 32801

Phone: 407-843-7860 |

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Year of establishment 1920 Number of partners 391
Number of offices 25 Partner to associate ratio 1.90
Biggest office Orlando Percentage of women attorneys 35.00
Number of attorneys 651 Percentage of minority attorneys 17.50
Number of associates 209 Percentage of LGBT attorneys 2.50
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Akerman LLP Reviews

- Reviewed on December 18, 2017

Advice to law firm management: Don't be afraid to take your work home with you for the first few weeks, it will help you get adjusted much more quickly.

Pros: I have been working for Akerman LLP for 2 years and I must say it's been a pleasure. Staff is super friendly and helpful, wonderful environment.

Cons: The scheduling can be tough to work with at times. It's a very busy firm with a very high workload, but it's manageable.

Current or former employee?: Current Employee

- Reviewed on October 26, 2017

Advice to law firm management: My advice to the firm is to keep doing exactly what you are doing. I have met several former employees who have branched into exciting careers from the experience and time spent at Akerman.

Pros: This is a fantastic starter firm. The partners are always willing to listen and help you as you begin your career. I loved my time here.

Cons: It's a small firm, so there's not significant room for advancement. Other than that, the worst thing about working here was leaving.

Current or former employee?: Former Employee

Overview

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, Akerman 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).


Practice Areas

Akerman LLP practices law in the following areas and works with its clients to provide the best possible legal solutions.


  • Ada Public Access Compliance & Claims
  • Aerospace Manufacturing Distribution & Maintenance
  • Affordable & Workforce Housing
  • Akerman Bench
  • Akerman In At The Lab Miami
  • Alcohol Beverage
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Appellate
  • Automotive
  • Banking Lending & Structured Finance
  • Bankruptcy & Reorganization
  • Bankruptcy Trustees
  • Broker Dealer
  • Brownfields Redevelopment
  • Business Disputes
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Buyers Of Bankruptcy Assets
  • Capital Markets
  • Chapter 11 Debtors
  • Charitable Planning & Charitable Trusts
  • Class Action Defense
  • Commercial Landlord Tenant Bankruptcy
  • Commercial Landlord Tenant Litigation
  • Commercial Mortgage Foreclosures & Receiverships
  • Construction
  • Construction Contract Formation & Administration
  • Construction Liens Surety Bonds Performance Guarantees & Insurance Coverage
  • Construction Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Consumer Finance Litigation & Compliance
  • Consumer Protection Class Actions
  • Copyrights
  • Corporate
  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Restructuring
  • Corporate Tax
  • Creditors Committees
  • Cuba
  • Data Law
  • Data Privacy & Security
  • Debtor In Possession Financing
  • Defective Chinese Drywall Defense
  • Disability Medical & Other Leaves
  • Dissolution Of Marriage
  • Distressed Property
  • Drug & Alcohol Testing
  • Eb 5 Immigrant Investor Program
  • Economic Development & Incentives
  • E Discovery
  • Emerging Companies
  • Eminent Domain & Property Rights
  • Employee Benefits & Erisa Litigation
  • Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
  • Employee Handbooks Policies & Forms
  • Employment Counseling & Workplace Claims Prevention
  • Employment Discrimination Harassment & Retaliation
  • Employment Investigations & Audits
  • Employment Litigation
  • Employment Separation & Consulting Agreements
  • Energy Project Development & Finance
  • Entertainment
  • Environment & Natural Resources
  • Environment & Natural Resources Policy And Regulation
  • Environmental Litigation
  • Erisa Litigation
  • Estate & Family Wealth Planning
  • Executory Contracts
  • Family Marital & Elder Law
  • Federal Appropriations & Government Funding
  • Federal Disability Policy
  • Federal Tax Litigation & Controversy
  • Fiduciary Advisory Services
  • Financial Institutions Commercial Litigation
  • Florida Land Use & Entitlements
  • Florida Legislative & Executive Lobbying
  • Forest Resources
  • Foundations & Other Tax Exempt Organizations
  • Franchise & Licensing
  • Fund Formation
  • Government Affairs & Public Policy
  • Government Agency Litigation
  • Government Contracts
  • Government Military & Institutional Construction
  • Green & Sustainable Development
  • Green Energy & Climate Change
  • Grievance Arbitrations
  • Health Insurers & Managed Care Organizations
  • Healthcare
  • Healthcare Fraud & Abuse
  • Healthcare Legislation & Government Affairs
  • Healthcare Licensure & Regulatory Compliance
  • Healthcare Litigation
  • Healthcare M&A And Joint Ventures
  • Higher Education Policy & Regulation
  • Hipaa Compliance
  • Hospitals & Health Systems
  • Immigration Planning & Compliance
  • Independent Contractor Issues
  • Industrial Leasing & Development
  • Information Governance
  • Insurance Litigation
  • Insurance Regulation
  • Intellectual Property
  • Intellectual Property Licensing
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Intellectual Property Transactions & Due Diligence
  • International
  • International Litigation & Arbitration
  • International Tax
  • International Trade & Customs
  • Internet Law
  • Interstate Land Sales Act
  • Investment Funds
  • Labor & Employment
  • Labor & Employment Training In The Workplace
  • Labor Relations And Collective Bargaining
  • Land Use & Development
  • Land Use Litigation
  • Latin America & The Caribbean
  • Litigation
  • Local Government Advocacy
  • Lodging & Lifestyle
  • Medical Office Buildings
  • Medicare Medicaid & Third Party Reimbursement
  • Mergers & Acquisitions And Private Equity
  • Mortgage Warehouse Financing Workouts
  • Native American Affairs & Tribal Governments Regulation
  • New York Land Use & Entitlements
  • Non Competes & Trade Secrets
  • Office Leasing & Development
  • Pass Through Taxation
  • Patents
  • Pharmacy Drugs & Medical Devices
  • Physician Transactions & Health Ventures
  • Planning For Asset Protection
  • Power Generation Petrochemical & Process Construction
  • Preference & Fraudulent Transfers Litigation Defense
  • Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreements
  • Private Equity Litigation
  • Products Liability & Mass Torts
  • Public Finance
  • Public Private Partnerships
  • Real Estate
  • Real Estate Acquisitions & Sales
  • Real Estate Financing
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Real Property Tax Planning & Appeals
  • Reductions In Force & Warn Act
  • Regulated Substances Task Force
  • Residential & Multifamily Development
  • Restaurant Industry
  • Retail Leasing & Development
  • Sec Receiverships
  • Section 504 Communications Access & Compliance
  • Secured Creditors
  • Secured Financing Litigation
  • Securities Litigation
  • Senior Living Facilities
  • Sports
  • State & Local Tax Consulting
  • State & Local Tax Litigation And Controversy
  • State Court Liquidations
  • Tax
  • Tax Accounting
  • Tax Credit Projects In Bankruptcy
  • Tax Legislation
  • Tax Exempt Organizations
  • Trade Secrets
  • Trademarks
  • Transportation & Public Infrastructure
  • Transportation Regulation & Policy
  • Travel & Tourism Policy And Regulation
  • Trusts & Estates
  • Trusts Estates & Guardianship Administration
  • Trusts Estates Guardianship & Other Fiduciary Litigation
  • Unfair Labor Practices
  • Wage & Hour Issues
  • Water Task Force
  • Whistleblower & Retaliation Claims
  • White Collar Crime & Government Investigations
  • Wills & Trusts
  • Workouts & Restructuring
  • Workplace Privacy Rights

Hiring Criteria

Akerman LLP follows the set of hiring criteria outlined below.

We seek diverse, well-rounded individuals with distinguished academic records. Moot court, clerkship, journal experience, extracurricular activities and prior work experience are valued.

Pro bono

Akerman's pro bono program focuses on the issues that directly impact the lives of the people in the communities in which we live and work. With a long standing tradition of providing pro bono legal service to those in need, our lawyers have performed countless hours of volunteer work on issues as diverse as children in disputed relationships, civil rights, veterans affairs, immigration, and domestic violence.

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Akerman LLP Awards and Recognitions


U.S. News - Best Lawyers: Recognized as a national tier one law firm for Corporate and International Trade and Finance Law

U.S. News - Best Lawyers: Recognized in the national Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity, Securities/Capital Markets, Securities Regulation, Antitrust, Franchise, Private Funds/Hedge Funds, and Venture Capital Law categories

The Legal 500: Ranked as one of the leading law firms for Mergers, Acquisitions and Buyouts: Middle Market in the U.S.

Chambers USA: #1 Corporate practice in Florida; recognized as market leader in Florida since 2003 for Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity

Law360: Ranked among the top 100 law firms for M&A

Corporate Counsel magazine: "Go To" law firm for corporate transactions/M&As

SPAC Report by Deal Flow Media: Listed among top law firms in the U.S. for SPAC IPOs and is ranked #3 in the U.S. in terms of number of deals completed and #6 in dollar volume

U.S. News - Best Lawyers: Recognized as a national tier one law firm for Litigation - Banking & Finance, Litigation - Bankruptcy, Litigation - Construction, and Litigation - Real Estate

U.S. News - Best Lawyers: Recognized in the national Appellate Law, Commercial Litigation, International Arbitration - Commercial, Litigation - Antitrust, Litigation - Intellectual Property, and Litigation - Labor & Employment categories

Chambers Latin America: Ranked as one of the leading law firms for International Arbitration across all of Latin America

Chambers Global: Ranked as one of the leading law firms for International Arbitration across all of Latin America

Law360: Ranked among the top 100 law firms for Product Liability

Daily Business Review: Recognized as Litigation Department of the Year in the General Litigation and Intellectual Property categories

Benchmark Litigation: Recognized as Florida Law Firm of the Year for Litigation

Benchmark Litigation: Top ranked in Florida and recommended as a leading law firm in Virginia for Litigation

Benchmark Appellate: Top ranked in Florida, Eleventh Circuit

Chambers USA: Antitrust Practice ranked in Florida

Chambers USA: Litigation Practice Group ranked in Florida since 2003

U.S. News - Best Lawyers: Recognized as a national tier one law firm for Real Estate Law, Construction Law, Litigation - Construction, and Litigation - Real Estate

The Legal 500: Ranked as one of the leading law firms for Real Estate, Land Use/Zoning, and Construction in the U.S.

Law360: Ranked among the top 100 law firms for Real Estate and Environmental

Chambers USA: Construction Practice ranked nationally

Chambers USA: Real Estate, Land Use, Construction, and Environmental Practices ranked in Florida since 2003

U.S. News - Best Lawyers: Recognized as a national tier one law firm for Litigation - Banking & Finance

U.S. News - Best Lawyers: Recognized in the national Insurance Law and Securities Regulation categories

Law360: Ranked among the top 100 law firms for Insurance

Chambers USA: Insurance Practice ranked #1 in Florida since 2004

Chambers USA: Banking & Finance Practice ranked in Florida since 2003

The Best Lawyers in America: Top listed in Banking and Insurance Law in Florida

U.S. News - Best Lawyers: Recognized as a national tier one law firm for International Trade and Finance Law

U.S. News - Best Lawyers: Recognized in the national International Arbitration - Commercial category

Chambers Latin America: Ranked as one of the leading law firms for International Arbitration across all of Latin America

Chambers Global: Ranked as one of the leading law firms for International Arbitration across all of Latin America

U.S. News - Best Lawyers: Recognized as a national tier one law firm for Litigation - Bankruptcy

U.S. News - Best Lawyers: Recognized in the national Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law category

Law360: Ranked among the top 100 law firms for Bankruptcy

Chambers USA: Bankruptcy/Restructuring Practice Group ranked in Florida since 2003

The Best Lawyers in America: Top listed in Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law in Florida

U.S. News - Best Lawyers: Recognized in the national Healthcare Law category

Chambers USA: Healthcare Practice Group ranked in Florida since 2005

The Best Lawyers in America: Top listed in Healthcare Law in Florida

U.S. News - Best Lawyers: Recognized in the national Litigation - Intellectual Property category

Daily Business Review: Recognized as Litigation Department of the Year in the Intellectual Property category

U.S. News - Best Lawyers: Recognized in the national Employment Law - Management, Labor Law - Management, Litigation - Labor & Employment, and Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law categories

The Legal 500: Ranked as one of the leading law firms for Immigration in the U.S.

Chambers USA: Labor & Employment Practice Group ranked in Florida since 2003

U.S. News - Best Lawyers: Recognized in the national Tax, Employee Benefits (ERISA), and Trusts & Estates Law categories

Chambers USA: Tax Practice Group ranked in Florida

The National Law Journal NLJ 350: Ranked among the top 100 law firms in the U.S.

Law360: Ranked among the top 100 law firms in the world

Am Law 200: Ranked 108 among the largest law firms in the U.S.

Florida Trend: Ranked largest law firm in Florida

Law360: Ranked as a Powerhouse Law Firm in Florida

BTI Client Relationship Scorecard: Ranked among the top 25 percent of law firms in the U.S. with the best client relationships

Corporate Equality Index: Ranked among the "Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality" with a 100% rating (2015)

The American Lawyer: Ranked among the top 50 law firms for diversity (2014)

MultiCultural Law: Ranked among the top 100 law firms for diversity and women (2012)

MultiCultural Law: Ranked among the top 25 law firms for Hispanic Americans (2012)

Benchmark Litigation: Ranked Law Firm of the Year for Diversity - South (2012)

Diversity


The American Lawyer: Ranked among the top 50 law firms for diversity (2014)

MultiCultural Law: Ranked among the top 100 law firms for diversity and women (2012)

MultiCultural Law: Ranked among the top 25 law firms for Hispanic Americans (2012)

Benchmark Litigation: Ranked Law Firm of the Year for Diversity - South (2012)

Summer associate program


Our summer associate program provides second year law students with a realistic, challenging and gratifying exposure to the practice of law. Work assignments are demanding, varied and parallel the type of assignments handled by our entry-level associates. Summer associates are exposed to a broad spectrum of substantive practice areas. Quality feedback is provided on a project-by-project basis and on a formal basis at the summer's mid-point and at the end of the program.

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