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Levin College of Law, J.D.

College of William & Mary, B.A.
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Joseph L. Ackerman , Jr.


Palm Beach
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Board Certified in Trial Law and Construction Law by the Florida Bar, Joseph Ackerman devotes his practice to complex, commercial litigation matters with an emphasis on real estate, construction and land use claims. In the business arena, Joe has significant experience with litigation related to partnership disputes, corporate dissolutions, breaches of fiduciary duty and other breach of contract claims. 

Practice Focus

With more than 35 years of experience, Joe has successfully handled a broad spectrum of real estate litigation, including claims involving commercial and retail landlord/tenant disputes, buyer and seller disputes, litigation arising out of real estate purchase and sale contracts, property insurance and land use. He also has significant experience with real estate foreclosures, receivership, distressed asset distribution and liquidation, and workouts. 

As a former Assistant State Attorney for Palm Beach County, Joe's extensive litigation background provides him with additional insight when clients seek counsel regarding contract negotiations and other corporate transactions. He counsels developers, major contractors and subcontractors, principals, engineering and architectural consultants with respect to construction contracts.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, Bench-Bar Liaison Committee
    • Past Chairman
  • Federal Bar Association
  • The Florida Bar
  • Palm Beach County Bar Association
  • Child and Family Connections, Inc.
    • Past Board Chairman
  • Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches