Office Managing Partner
Akerman is recognized by Financial Times as among the most forward thinking law firms in the industry. We are known for our 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. We are consistently ranked among the top 100 law firms in the United States, with a reach that extends throughout the Americas and to 35 countries.
I am a commercial litigator with significant experience in complex commercial foreclosures, business torts, class actions involving Article 9 of the UCC, non-compete agreements, and creditors’ rights. I have consistently represented clients (including banks, lenders, secured creditors, CMBS special servicers, receivers, and other segments of the financial services sector) by crafting solutions and restructuring debt in a way that helps them avoid or curtail litigation. Over the past 12 years, I have devoted half of my practice to complex commercial foreclosures, loan workouts and secured transactions under Article 9 of the UCC. In addition to managing the Orlando office, I also have handled matters involving torts, trade secrets, commercial contract disputes, and construction-related defects. In a Federal Court trade secrets case, I drafted and argued a very extensive Daubert motion on loss of enterprise value, which, after it was granted by the Court, led to a very favorable settlement for my client. I also have extensive experience in various tort and insurance-related cases and have represented some of the world’s largest and best known entities in litigation related to premises security, pre-employment background screening, and the Fair Credit Reporting Act. I have also represented two governmental agencies facing litigation over whether records made by government-owned security cameras are confidential and exempt under Florida’s public records laws.