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Akerman LLP
United States

Work Department

Real Estate, Real Estate Finance, Lodging, Hospitality


Andrew S. Robins is Chair of Akerman’s Hospitality Sector Team. He has over 20 years of experience advising owners, operators, and developers of hotels, resorts, and mixed-use real estate developments throughout the United States and around the world. He also assists governmental institutions in the development of tourism destinations, the privatization of tourism facilities, the development of fiscal and monetary incentives for tourism development, and the creation of financing mechanisms to supplement tourism development initiatives. Recognized within the hospitality industry as a leading authority on structuring mixed-use resort projects, including hotels, branded residences, rental programs, shared ownership, and clubs, Andy has counseled leading hotel operators on risks associated with evolving lodging products and branding activities as well as complexities associated with branded mixed-use real estate developments.

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Real estate > Real estate

The ‘very diligent and very commercially focusedAkerman LLP handles urban redevelopment, financing, land deals and construction projects while also advising on distressed real estate and loan origination. Its client base includes investors, developers, builders, lenders, retailers, owners, and corporate end users. Fort Lauderdale-based practice chair Eric Rapkin represented Rock-French Quarter – a joint venture between Rockefeller Corporation and Stiles – on the $134m sale of a multifamily residential tower in Florida. Another highlight included acting for Lennar Multifamily Communities on the $225m acquisition and redevelopment of The MET, a multifamily site in Costa Mesa, California. A further highlight included advising Host Hotels & Resorts on the $215m acquisition of the Loews Don CeSar Hotel and the Beach House Suites in St Pete Beach, Florida. Miami-based Richard Bezold, New York-based Steven Polivy and Florida-based Andrew Robins are also recommended. Mark McElree and Kacy Whitehead joined from McElree Smith in Dallas, while Iran Hopkins joined from Ervin Cohen Jessup in Los Angeles.