Akerman represents companies in virtually every major industry, providing counseling and defending claims under the public accommodation provisions of Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). We assist with compliance efforts both pre-litigation and after a claim has been filed that alleges lack of accessibility.
Our team has experience in assisting clients with onsite inspections, negotiating with Plaintiff's counsel to resolve disputes as early in a litigation as possible, defending class certification motions, and with navigating the ADA Accessibility Guidelines when making required modifications.
|Advise clients regarding the compliance requirements of Title III of the ADA|
|Conduct evaluation of allegations of inaccessibility for persons with disabilities|
|Provide representation in defending litigation over accessibility claims|
|Work with architects/design professionals to determine required modifications|
"This trusted labor and employment practice is active in class actions and collective bargaining, and is also a major player in whistle-blower, wage and hour, noncompete and discrimination suits." (Chambers USA)
|U.S. News - Best Lawyers: Recognized in the national Employment Law - Management, Labor Law - Management, Litigation - Labor & Employment, and Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law categories|
|The Legal 500: Ranked as one of the leading law firms for Immigration in the U.S.|
|Chambers USA: Labor & Employment Practice Group ranked in Florida since 2003|
Akerman Represents Haggen in Acquisition of 146 West Coast Stores; Multistate Sale-Leaseback and Debt Financing Transactions
Karen Buesing to Speak on Vulnerable Workers and the Employer's Perspective at National EEO Conference