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Akerman Garners Tops Rankings in The Legal 500

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June 14, 2018

Firm Lawyers Named Among Best in M&A, Real Estate, Land Use, Construction, Immigration, and Tax Law

Akerman LLP, a top 100 U.S. law firm serving clients across the Americas, today announced that The Legal 500 has ranked the firm as a first tier law firm for land use and zoning in the Real Estate: Land Use/Zoning category. Akerman is one of only eight firms in the United States to share this distinction.

Akerman land use lawyers were singled out as among the best in their field by the Guide, including Cecelia Bonifay, chair of the firm's Land Use and Development Practice; Meg George, Chicago Office Managing Partner; Robyn Neely, chair of the firm's Environment and Natural Resources Practice; and Partners Kathleen Duncan, Jack George, and Chris Leach.

In addition to its land use and zoning ranking, Akerman was recognized for the seventh consecutive year for Labor and Employment – Immigration, M&A: Middle Market (Sub-$500 Million), Real Estate, Real Estate – Construction; and for the first time, US Taxes – Contentious. For M&A: Middle Market (Sub-$500 Million), Carl Roston, co-chair of the firm's Corporate Practice Group, was once again recognized as a "Leading Lawyer," an elite list recognizing outstanding lawyers nationwide.

In total, 27 Akerman lawyers were recommended in their practice areas based on client and peer recognitions. The lawyers and the categories in which they are honored are listed below.

 

Labor and Employment – Immigration

Maria I. Casablanca

Thomas L. Raleigh, III

 

M&A: Middle Market (Sub-$500 Million)

Jonathan L. Awner

David F. Birke

Martin G. Burkett

Mary V. Carroll

Teddy D. Klinghoffer

E. Paul Quinn

Stephen K. Roddenberry

Carl D. Roston

 

Real Estate and Construction – Construction

Stacy Bercun Bohm

Jeffrey G. Gilmore

 

Real Estate and Construction – Land Use/Zoning

Cecelia Bonifay

Kathleen A. Duncan

John J. ('Jack') George

Meg E. George

Chris A. Leach

Robyn D. Neely

 

Real Estate and Construction – Real Estate

Richard Bezold

William D. Ellis

Steven P. Polivy

Eric D. Rapkin

Andrew S. Robins

 

US Taxes – Contentious

David C. Blum

Michael J. Bowen

Peter O. Larsen

David Evan Otero

 

More details on the Guide's methodology, along with Akerman's rankings, are available on The Legal 500 website.

About Akerman LLP

Akerman LLP is a top 100 U.S. law firm recognized by Financial Times as among the most forward thinking firms in the industry. Its more than 700 lawyers and business professionals collaborate with the world's most successful enterprises and entrepreneurs to navigate change, seize opportunities, and help drive innovation and growth. Akerman is known for its results in middle market M&A and complex disputes, and for helping clients achieve their most important business objectives in the financial services, real estate, and other dynamic sectors across the United States and Latin America.


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