Tom Streit is a shareholder in Akerman's West Palm Beach office. Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Real Estate, Tom has practiced for more than 25 years. With most of his experience focused in commercial real estate, he has represented a number of the nation's largest banks in the closing of hundreds of multi-million dollar loans, including acquisition and development, construction, home builder, and syndicated loans. He also represents real property developers and investors in development, sales, and leasing matters for a wide range of projects. Tom has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America, the South Florida Legal Guide and by The Legal 500 US for his experience in real estate, banking, and lending. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County, the Advisory Council for the Morikami Museum and Gardens and a member of the Executive Committee for the NationalAlliance for Youth Sports.
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Melissa Zinkil is a Partner in the West Palm Beach office of Akerman, LLP, a leading transactions and trial law firm with 24 offices across the United States. Ms. Zinkil focuses her practice on counseling management regarding compliance with applicable federal, state, and local employment laws and advocating for employers in litigating labor and employment and complex commercial disputes in both state and federal court. She has significant experience defending employers with regard to claims brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act, Title VII, the Florida Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and the Florida Private Whistleblower Act, as well as claims to enforce restrictive covenants in employment contracts.