Orlando, FL:

Akerman LLP

Akerman LLP

About our Orlando, FL office

Akerman 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 500 lawyers and government affairs professionals and a network of 19 offices, we are ranked among the top 100 law firms in the U.S. by The National Law Journal NLJ 250 (2012). We are intensely focused on innovating pragmatic, customized solutions to our clients' most complex legal challenges.

Office Details

Mailing Address:
420 S. Orange Ave., P.O. Box 231, Orlando, FL 32802-0231
Office Size:
52
Year Established:
1920
Law Firm Affiliations:
WORLD SERVICES GROUP (WSG)

Areas of Practice (62)

Specific Areas of Practice for our Orlando office:

  • Automobile Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Reorganization
  • Class Actions
  • Climate Change
  • Construction Law
  • Consumer Finance
  • Corporate Law
  • Economic Development
  • E-Discovery
  • Employee Benefits
  • Executive Compensation
  • Energy
  • Utilities
  • Telecommunications Law
  • Environment
  • Natural Resources
  • Fiduciary Litigation
  • Financial Institutions Law
  • Forest Resources
  • Franchising
  • Government Affairs
  • Public Policy
  • Government Contracts
  • Green
  • Sustainable Development
  • Health Care
  • Hospitality Law
  • Immigration Planning
  • Compliance
  • Insurance Regulation
  • Litigation
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor And Employment
  • Land Use
  • Entitlements
  • Life Sciences
  • Mergers And Acquisitions
  • Private Client Services
  • Private Equity
  • Products Liability
  • Mass Torts
  • Public Finance
  • Public-Private Partnerships
  • Real Estate
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Regulatory Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Retail Leasing
  • Development
  • Securities
  • Securitization
  • Structured Finance
  • Securities Litigation
  • Senior Living
  • Sports Law
  • Entertainment Law
  • Taxation
  • Transportation
  • Public Infrastructure
  • White Collar Crime
  • Government Investigations

People (52)

Peer Reviews

  • 4.8/5.0 502 reviews
  • Legal Knowledge

    4.8/5.0
  • Analytical Capability

    4.8/5.0
  • Judgment

    4.8/5.0
  • Communication

    4.8/5.0
  • Legal Experience

    4.8/5.0

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Client Reviews

  • 4.0/5.0 16 reviews
  • 81% client recommended 13 recommendations
  • Communication

    3.9/5.0
  • Responsiveness

    3.9/5.0
  • Quality of Service

    4.1/5.0
  • Value for Money

    3.9/5.0

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Diversity

Akerman Senterfitt is the proud winner of the 2006 Thomas L. Sager Award for the South/Southwest Region, presented to the law firm that has demonstrated and sustained the highest commitment to improving the hiring, retention and promotion of minority and women attorneys. The firm has also been recognized as the Top Law Firm in the nation for Hispanic Americans by MultiCultural Law magazine, in both 2005 and 2006.

As a leader in the legal and business community, Akerman Senterfitt is proud of its commitment to ensuring equal opportunity generally and within the firm. Throughout its long history, the firm has successfully promoted diversity through vigorous recruitment and retention of minorities and women. The firm is committed to retaining and promoting its women and minority lawyers and staff.

To advance the firm's efforts in relation to diversity issues, Akerman Senterfitt appointed shareholder Joseph W. Hatchett to chair the firm's Committee on Diversity. Judge Hatchett's distinguished jurist career includes serving as Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and as a Justice on the Supreme Court of Florida. Judge Hatchett was the first African-American to serve on the Florida Supreme Court and the first African-American to serve as a Chief Judge of a federal appellate court in the Southern United States.

Akerman Senterfitt actively recruits women and minority lawyers to the firm. Many of its shareholders are women and minorities, demonstrating to associates that achieving shareholder status is a real possibility. Women and minority lawyers occupy top management positions in the firm, including service on the board of directors and the associate and paralegal evaluation committee.

The firm's workforce, including every staffing level throughout each of its offices, reflects the diverse cultures. In the delivery of legal services, the firm's lawyers bring all of their experiences, cultures, education, and rich backgrounds to the task. The firm values this diversity because it encourages the innovative thinking that results from a broad range of perspectives.

As Akerman Senterfitt continues to grow, it remains committed to providing a work environment that respects diversity, fosters employment opportunity, and is free from discrimination and harassment. Akerman Senterfitt continuously reviews its hiring, training, evaluation, and compensation practices to ensure that its commitment to diversity and equal opportunity allows its lawyers and staff an equal and ample opportunity to achieve excellence in service of its clients. The firm's mission in this respect is to develop professional opportunities and to foster an environment in which minorities and women may perform proudly and give the firm's clients the benefits of a law firm balanced fully in terms of race, ethnicity, and gender.

Akerman Senterfitt is firmly committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity. We consider candidates without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by law.

Affiliations

Lex Mundi

Locations

  • Orlando, FL
    420 S. Orange Ave. , P.O. Box 231
    Orlando, FL 32802-0231

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