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Business Observer Thursday, Feb. 10, 2022 4 months ago

National top 100 law firm names new partner at local office

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David Slenn worked at Akerman nine years ago.

NAPLES — Akerman LLP, a top 100 U.S. law firm, recently expanded its Naples office and its national tax practice with the hiring of David Slenn, who was named a partner.

The announcement is a homecoming for Slenn, who was a senior associate attorney in the Naples office for Akerman from 2011 to 2013. After leaving the firm, Slenn worked in Tampa, at Quarles & Brady and most recently, for the past five years, at Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick.

"We are jointly building our Naples office and enhancing our ability to serve clients across the country and beyond," Naples Akerman office managing partner George Powell says in a press release. "David is a well-respected lawyer with a track record of success for high net worth families, businesses and charities in a variety of areas of law.”

Slenn focuses his practice on tax, estate and business planning with an emphasis on risk management and captive insurance companies. He assists businesses, closely held companies and high net worth families with a variety of planning, structuring, risk mitigation liability exposure and controversy work.

"We've seen a surge in demand for our services from clients as changing tax laws and new legislation make protecting intergenerational wealth increasingly complex. David's work as a trusted adviser generally and specifically in areas such as captive insurance companies and tax controversy further strengthens our diverse and national team," adds Peter Larsen, chair of the firm’s Tax Practice Group.

Akerman LLP has more than 700 lawyers and business.

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