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Andrew M. Smulian

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer 
Three Brickell City Centre
98 Southeast Seventh Street
Suite 1100
Miami, FL 33131

Andrew Smulian has served as Akerman's Chairman and CEO since 2008, transforming the firm through strategic growth, a commitment to advancing client-driven initiatives, and a focus on building a culture of collaborative innovation. Under Andrew's leadership, Akerman has grown into a powerhouse law firm with more than 650 lawyers and business professionals who serve clients across the Americas from 24 offices nationwide, including New York, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, and Washington D.C.

Andrew works with Akerman's leadership team to creatively address the challenges affecting clients and the firm's many communities. He launched the industry's first R&D co-venture with clients and expanded Akerman's commitment to social impact with a first-of-its-kind partnership with the National Court Appointed Special Advocates Association to provide foster children with a voice. These innovative initiatives and others have received national recognition and attracted the attention of the Financial Times, which ranked Akerman as one of North America's most forward-thinking and socially responsible law firms.

Andrew joined the firm in 1995, becoming one of South Florida's most highly regarded real estate lawyers. He has counseled clients in connection with billions of dollars of complex real estate transactions, gaining consistent rankings in Chambers USA and other leading publications. Andrew serves on the advisory board of Best Lawyers and is a member of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity and Law 2023. He also serves on the board of the United Way of Miami-Dade County and is a trustee of the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami.
Awards & Recognition
The Best Lawyers in America 2006-2018, Listed in Florida for Real Estate Law
Chambers USA 2008-2017, Ranked in Florida for Real Estate
Daily Business Review 2016, Lifetime Achievement Award for Professional Excellence
Super Lawyers Magazine 2014-2016, Listed in Florida for Real Estate: Business
Professional Memberships & Activities
Best Lawyers, Advisory Board Member
Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, Member
Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice's Pro Bono Advisory Committee, Member
Lex Mundi, Past Board Member
Zell-Lurie Real Estate Center at Wharton, Member
University of Miami Real Estate Programs Advisory Board, Member
United Way of Miami-Dade County, Board Member
Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami, Trustee
Brickell Avenue Literary Society, Advisor

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Andrew M. Smulian

Real Estate
J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School, 1974
B.A., Yale University, 1968
Bar Admissions
New York
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