Mr Kenneth Wiggins > Akerman LLP > Miami, United States > Lawyer Profile

Akerman LLP
MIAMI, FL 33131
United States

Work Department

Corporate, M&A and Private Equity


Ken Wiggins represents public and private companies, private equity funds, and individuals in a variety of complex corporate transactions and general corporate matters, including mergers and acquisitions, private equity, venture and growth capital investments, private placements of debt and equity securities, recapitalizations, executive employment agreements, and management equity plans. In addition, Ken represents several companies with respect to all of their corporate transactions, and effectively serves as their outside general counsel.

Ken also represents both insureds and underwriters in connection with transactional risk products, including the issuance of representations and warranties insurance policies.

Ken’s experience spans numerous sectors, including: automotive retail; plumbing; HVAC and industrial product distribution; IT; transportation; aerospace; and correctional services. His private equity experience includes advising numerous firms on a diverse range of acquisitions and dispositions and other corporate matters.

Lawyer Rankings

United States > M&A/corporate and commercial > M&A: middle-market (sub-$500m)

(Next Generation Partners)

Kenneth WigginsAkerman LLP

Akerman LLP is noted for the breadth of its middle-market M&A practice, where it handles a huge variety of buy- and sell-side M&A, leveraged recapitalizations and buyouts, distressed company transactions, cross-border acquisitions and investment deals, and joint ventures. Other areas of focus include foreign and domestic IPOs, secondary offerings and matters involving the use of SPACs. Among the team’s clients are private equity firms, family offices, and other strategic investors, private and public companies, management teams, emerging companies and entrepreneurs. Jointly headed by Jonathan Awner and Carl Roston, the team is handling M&A and reorganizations, including pre- and post-merger restructuring work, for a number of well-known national and regional trading companies; however, the team has had particularly strong showings in the private investment space. Private equity and venture capital specialist Kenneth Wiggins is also recommended. Otavio Carneiro joined as partner in the Miami office from the Brazilian firm Veirano Advogados, strengthening the firm’s Brazilian inbound and outbound transactional expertise. Named attorneys are based in Miami.