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Akerman LLP

Tax

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What the team is known for

Accomplished practice representing clients across a wide range of tax issues including controversy, litigation, estate planning and state and local tax. Frequently acts on issues arising from the development of emerging technology, including cloud computing and digital goods. Specializes in transactional matters, with significant cross-border expertise and a focus on work in Latin America. Deep bench both nationally and statewide, with nine Florida office locations.

Strengths

A client describes the team as "excellent," adding: "They coordinate with each other very well to make sure we are receiving top-level advice."

Work highlights

Represented Expedia in protesting and litigating assessments of state and local hotel occupancy and car rental taxes by the Iowa Department of Revenue, Maine Revenue Services and other tax authorities.

Notable practitioners

Henry Raattama is a highly respected tax expert. He advises on a range of planning and corporate matters for clients that include nonprofits.

Peter Larsen advises a broad client base on contentious tax matters. He is highly knowledgeable on SALT issues impacting automotive and telecommunications companies.

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Overview

Akerman advises domestic and foreign corporations, partnerships, individuals and nonprofit institutions on a wide range of international, federal and state and local tax issues, tax audits and tax litigation. The group represents clients in complex transactions and creates tax efficient structures and innovative solutions. Akerman also provides tax planning services associated with in-bound and out-bound investments in Latin America and the Caribbean, and serves as counsel to foreign companies and individual investors looking to do business in the United States.

Service Offerings

  • Corporate Tax
  • Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
  • ERISA Litigation
  • International Tax
  • Pass-Through Taxation
  • Real Property Tax Planning & Appeals
  • Federal Tax Litigation & Controversy
  • State & Local Tax Consulting
  • State and Local Tax Litigation & Controversy
  • Tax Accounting
  • Tax-Exempt Organizations

Members

Alcalde, Elizabeth D

Bowen, Michael J

Gopman, Jonathan E

Larsen, Peter O

Raattama, Henry

Stankee, Glen A

Clients

Bank of America

Best Buy

Capital One

Carmax

Chrysler Financial Services

DHL eCommerce

DirecTV

Ford Motor Company

Mobile Mini

Portfolio Recovery Associates

Samsung

Seminole Tribe of Florida

Skechers

Synchrony Financial

TD Auto Finance

Tyson Prepared Foods, Inc.

Verizon

Wells Fargo

Industries

Automobiles & Parts

Banks

Charities / Not for Profit

Commercial & Professional Services

Education

Financial Services

Food & Drink Producers

Health Care

Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences

Real Estate

Retail

Software & Computer Services

Sports

Technology, Hardware & Electronics

Telecommunications

Transportation

Travel & Leisure

Tax

Akerman LLP

firm
Location

Three Brickell City Centre

98 Southeast Seventh Street

Suite 1100

Miami

Florida

USA

FL 33131

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Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Florida

Tax


Henry Raattama
Senior Statespeople

Tax: State & Local


Peter O Larsen
Band 2