Akerman serves clients throughout the United States and overseas from Florida, New York, Washington, D.C., California, Colorado, Virginia, Nevada, Utah, and Texas. We are ranked among the top 100 law firms in the U.S. by The National Law Journal NLJ 250 (2011) in number of lawyers and we are the largest firm in Florida. Our team has been recognized by Chambers USA and other industry publications for its market leading practices in the areas of corporate, banking, finance, bankruptcy, litigation, real estate, environmental, insurance, healthcare, taxation, and labor & employment.
Barbara Ruiz-Gonzalez is a Florida Bar board certified tax attorney who focuses her practice in the area of international and domestic tax. She also practices in the areas of corporate tax, exempt organizations, estate and gift tax planning, probate, and federal income tax. Additionally, she advises foreign and domestic clients on tax implications of cross-border transactions and advises on structuring and planning to maximize tax benefits under U.S. tax treaties in order to minimize overall U.S. and foreign taxes. Barbara's practice frequently involves international issues, including tax compliance, tax controversy, offshore voluntary disclosure, and tax planning for foreign individuals looking to move and/or invest in the U.S.