Law

NEISEN O. KASDIN

OFFICE MANAGING PARTNER, AKERMAN, MIAMI

A former mayor of Miami Beach and a leader in the revitalization of South Beach, Kasdin resumed practicing law in 2001. He has headed Akerman’s Miami office, its largest with about 140 attorneys, for about a decade. Akerman is known for its corporate/M&A, business litigation, real estate and international practices. The Miami office houses the leadership of the corporate/M&A and international practices as well as a large real estate, land use and litigation group. Akerman is ranked among the top 100 law firms in the United States, with more than 700 lawyers and business professionals across 25 offices.

EDUCATION Northwestern University (BA), University of Florida (JD)
PROFESSIONAL EVOLUTION When I returned to the full-time practice of law, I was able to utilize my experience from the public sector and apply it to my work as a land use lawyer. I like to say I give the same advice I gave when I was mayor, except now I am paid for my advice and people listen to it.
CIVIC EFFORT Akerman attorneys have provided leadership in many organizations, including the New World Symphony, Orange Bowl Committee, Institute of Contemporary Art, Arsht Center Foundation, Beacon Council, the Miami-Dade County Bar Association and Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce.
SOMETHING SURPRISING My family moved to Miami Beach in 1939.
NEW HOBBY Golf is a passion, and someday I may even get good at it. However, our new No. 1 interest is our first grandchild.
READING A Promised Land, by Barack Obama

Dean Cannon

GrayRobinson

CHARLES S. CAULKINS

FISHER PHILLIPS

Jamie Cole

Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman

DEAN COLSON

Colson, Hicks, Eidson

Ben Crump

Ben Crump Law

Jaret L. Davis

Greenberg Traurig

AVA DOPPELT

ALLEN, DYER, DOPPELT + GILCHRIST

ALBERT E. DOTSON JR.

BILZIN SUMBERG

William Dymond

Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed

Michelle Gervais

Blank Rome

KIMBERLY HOSLEY

Orlando Law Group

YOLANDA CASH JACKSON

Becker & Poliakoff

Lashawnda K. Jackson

Rumberger Kirk & Caldwell

HAL H. KANTOR

LOWNDES, DROSDICK, DOSTER, KANTOR & REED

ALAN KLUGER

KLUGER, KAPLAN, SILVERMAN, KATZEN & LEVINE

Laird Lile

Laird A. Lile

Patricia Mendez-Cambo

Softbank Group International

Michael Minton

Dean Mead

Harvey Oyer

Shutts & Bowen

Steve Pajcic

Pajcic & Pajcic

Wayne Pathman

Pathman Lewis

Eugene Pettis

Haliczer Pettis & Schwamm

Edward Pozzuoli

Tripp Scott

Peter Quinter

GrayRobinson

Stephen H. Reisman

Peckar & Abramson

RAQUEL RODRIGUEZ

BUCHANAN, INGERSOLL & ROONEY

Gary Rosen

Becker

Gary Sasso

Carlton Fields

JILL S. SCHWARTZ

JILL S. SCHWARTZ AND ASSOCIATES

Steven Sonberg

Holland & Knight

Adele Stone

Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney

Howard Talenfeld

Kelley Kronenberg

Ronald Weaver

STEARNS WEAVER MILLER

Gregory Yadley

Loop & Kendrick