U.S. News - Best Lawyers Ranks Akerman Among "Best Law Firms" Nationally with Record Number of Tier 1 Rankings

Firm Again Achieves Top Rankings Nationally in Corporate, Real Estate, and Litigation Practice Areas

Nov 02, 2015, 12:21 ET from Akerman LLP

MIAMI, Nov. 2, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Akerman LLP, a top 100 U.S. law firm serving clients across the Americas, today announced that U.S. News - Best Lawyers has once again recognized the firm among the "Best Law Firms" in the United States. The publication awarded Akerman with a record 34 national practice rankings, recognizing the work of Akerman's Corporate, Real Estate, and Litigation teams, among others. The firm increased its national Tier 1 rankings to 13 practice areas, including Corporate, Real Estate, Construction, Land Use & Zoning, Securities Regulation, Health Care and Trusts & Estates Law; and six areas of commercial and financial litigation.

Akerman received 83 Tier 1 rankings in total, including numerous Tier 1 Metropolitan Area rankings that recognize the firm's strength in key business centers throughout the nation.

The U.S. News - Best Lawyers rankings are based on overall firm performance, client feedback and peer recognition derived from 5.5 million evaluations from across the United States. The rankings follow the recently released 2016 version of The Best Lawyers in America list, which recognizes the top 4 percent of practicing lawyers in the nation. The firm once again achieved impressive results with 140 Akerman lawyers named to the 2016 list in 62 areas of law across the United States.

A list of the Akerman practices ranked nationally by U.S. News - Best Lawyers include:

National Tier 1 Rankings:
Appellate Practice
Commercial Litigation
Construction Law
Corporate Law
Health Care Law
Land Use & Zoning Law
Litigation - Banking & Finance
Litigation - Bankruptcy
Litigation - Construction
Litigation - Real Estate
Real Estate Law
Securities Regulation
Trusts & Estates Law

National Tier 2 Rankings:
Banking and Finance Law
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Employment Law - Management
International Arbitration - Commercial
International Trade and Finance Law
Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
Litigation - Labor & Employment
Mergers & Acquisitions Law
Private Funds/Hedge Funds Law
Securities/Capital Markets Law
Tax Law
Venture Capital Law

National Tier 3 Rankings:
Antitrust Law
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Environmental Law
Franchise Law
Insurance Law
Labor Law - Management
Litigation - Antitrust
Litigation - Environmental
Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)

For a list of Akerman practices ranked by metropolitan area, please click here.

About Akerman LLP
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 akerman.com or twitter.com/akerman_law.