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PRESS RELEASE 2016

"Beatrice is the best, persistent, tough, represents her clients incredibly well, at the same time being gentle, encouraging and easy to deal with". Akerman LLP is a large a leading U.S law firm, based in Miami, Florida. It was founded in 1920 and has grown to become one of the largest in the United States. 


Howard B. Gelt
Senior Partner Akerman 2015

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API - Jack I Habert of Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

February 2016

Jack I. Habert joins Akerman as Partner in the New York Office.

Akerman Grows Dallas Office with Team of Bankruptcy Partners John Mitchell, David Parham

January 15, 2016

Akerman LLP, a top 100 U.S. law firm serving clients across the Americas, today announced the continued expansion of its Dallas office with partners John Mitchell and David Parham. They join Akerman's Bankruptcy & Reorganization Practice Group from Baker & McKenzie with nearly four decades of combined experience in complex bankruptcies, corporate restructurings, and bankruptcy-related litigation across the United States. They build upon Akerman's core strengths in the mergers and acquisitions, financial services and real estate sectors, and broaden the firm's significant experiences in the retail, restaurant, transportation and energy sectors.

"John and David have a tremendous reputation in the bankruptcy courts and have been instrumental in representing U.S. and international clients in bankruptcies and restructurings," said Andrea Hartley, chair of Akerman's Bankruptcy & Reorganization Practice Group. "Their arrival to the Dallas office expands our ability to serve clients in key industry sectors nationally and adds a new dimension to the breadth and depth of our bankruptcy and reorganization practice."

John E. Mitchell

Mitchell handles all aspects of commercial restructurings and focuses his practice on complex bankruptcies, out-of-court workouts and sales, voluntary liquidations, receiverships, and asset sales and general insolvency related litigation. He represents lenders, creditors, debtors and trustees across the United States in bankruptcy and pre-bankruptcy workouts in the real estate, energy, oil and gas, power, food service, retail, consumer finance, and commercial vehicles and heavy equipment sectors.

Mitchell is recognized by Chambers for his proficiency in bankruptcy and restructuring. He also was honored with the Turnaround Management Association's International Turnaround of the Year Award and the Robert B. Wilson Distinguished Service Award from the Bankruptcy Law Section of the State Bar of Texas. He received his J.D. magna cum laude from Texas Tech School of Law and his B.B.A. from Texas A&M University where he was a distinguished military graduate. Prior to law school, Mitchell served as a lieutenant in the United States Army from 1988 to 1992, and served in Desert Storm. He is president-elect of the Texas Aggie Bar Association and serves on the Board of Directors for The Texas Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation.

David W. Parham

Parham has extensive experience in a wide range of bankruptcy and insolvency matters. He represents financial institutions, corporate and partnership debtors, creditor committees, equity holders, secured and unsecured creditors, lessors, and trustees in bankruptcy proceedings, litigation and workouts. He handles a variety of commercial litigation matters in bankruptcy courts and in federal and state courts. These representations include prosecution and defense of claims against directors and officers for breach of fiduciary duty and cases involving allegations of fraud, fraudulent conveyance and preference. He has represented clients across a range of sectors including, insurance, real estate, retail, aviation, telecommunications, distribution, manufacturing, energy and mining.

Parham is recognized by Chambers for his proficiency in bankruptcy and restructuring. He has been honored with the Turnaround Management Association's Turnaround of the Year Award for a Mega Company, Chapter 11 Reorganization Deal of the Year in the Middle Markets category, and the Turnaround Atlas Awards. He earned his J.D. from the University of Oklahoma College of Law and received his B.B.A. with distinction from the University of Oklahoma.

Akerman's growing Dallas office includes 22 lawyers with experience in commercial litigation, corporate and M&A transactions, bankruptcy and regulatory compliance issues, with a strong focus in the financial services and real estate sectors.

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).

Akerman's Bankruptcy & Reorganization Practice Group serves as bankruptcy counsel or receiver in complex insolvency cases, helping parties maximize recoveries nationwide. With a leading banking and finance practice, the firm regularly represents global financial institutions, mortgage holders, and other secured creditors as well as court appointed committees, trustees, creditors, purchasers, and other stakeholders in workouts, receiverships, and Chapter 11 reorganizations. Akerman is recognized by U.S. News - Best Lawyers as a national tier one law firm in the Litigation - Bankruptcy category.

Akerman Grows Dallas Office with Team of Bankruptcy Partners John Mitchell, David Parham

API Adding Value to Akerman's Restructuring Team


Placement by Beatrice O'Brien of Attorney Placements & Consulting International LLC 2016

Mr. David Parham former partner of Baker & McKenzie www.bakermckenzie.com., to Akerman LLP. Mr. David Parham has been recognized by Chambers for his proficiency in bankruptcy and restructuring. He has extensive experience representing corporate and partnership debtors, creditor committees, equity holders, secured and unsecured creditors, lessors and trustees in bankruptcy proceedings, litigation and workouts.

Practice Focus

Mr. Parham has represented clients in restructuring cases involving many different industries including, among others, agriculture, sports, aviation, telecommunications, distribution, retail, manufacturing, energy, mining, insurance and real estate. Mr. Parham has also handled a variety of commercial litigation matters in bankruptcy courts and in federal and state courts. These representations include prosecution and defense of claims against directors and officers for breach of fiduciary duty and cases involving allegations of fraud, fraudulent conveyance, preference and, in general, contract and business tort cases.

 

Mr. David Parham

Akerman Profile

www.bakermckenzie.com

www.akerman.com

Placement by Beatrice O'Brien of Attorney Placements & Consulting International LLC 2016

Mr. John E Mitchell former partner of Baker & McKenzie www.bakermckenzie.com to Akerman LLP John Mitchell has more than 16 years of experience practicing in the areas of commercial restructuring, workouts and bankruptcy. John's practice covers all facets of restructuring and reorganization, including the representation of lenders, creditors, debtors, and trustees.

Practice Focus

Mr. Mitchell's practice covers all facets of restructuring and Mr. Mitchell's practice focuses on complex bankruptcies, out-of-court workouts and sales, voluntary liquidations, receiverships, and asset sales. His experience includes bankruptcy and pre-bankruptcy workouts involving real estate, energy, oil and gas, power, food service, retail, consumer finance, and commercial vehicles and heavy equipment. Mr. Mitchell practices in all bankruptcy courts in the United States.



  Mr. John E Mitchell  
 
Akerman Profile

www.bakermckenzie.com 

www.akerman.com

Placement by Beatrice O'Brien of Attorney Placements & Consulting International LLC 2016

Mr. Stiehl former partner in the Litigation Department of Seyfarth Shaw LLP where he was the Co-Chair of the Commercial Class Action Defense Practice Group. Joins Akerman's Chicago Office as an Equity Partner Mr. Stiehl is the editor of, and frequent contributor to, the Practice Group's Consumer Class Defense Blog. Jason represents clients in complex commercial disputes involving trade secrets and restrictive covenants, unfair competition, corporate espionage, contract, and intellectual property claims in both state and federal court. He also has extensive nationwide class action experience, including involvement in multi-district litigation. Mr. Stiehl has successfully obtained and defended preliminary and permanent injunctions in several jurisdictions across the country. His client experience includes nationwide representation in the pharmaceutical, consulting, banking, transportation, manufacturing, advertising, real estate, employment, medical equipment, computer, and automotive industries. His appellate experience includes presenting oral arguments before several federal Circuit Courts as well as the Illinois Supreme Court.


Mr. Jason Stiehl

Akerman Profile

www.akerman.com