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Thursday, May 30, 2019

2019 Florida Super Lawyers Recognizes Two Attorneys from Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP

JACKSONVILLE, FL – Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP today announced that Florida Super Lawyers has recognized Edward C. Akel from its Jacksonville office and Alessandro A. Apolito from its Ponte Vedra Beach office.

Mr. Akel was named to the 2019 edition of Florida Super Lawyers as a top rated tax attorney in Jacksonville for the 11th year. At Lippes Mathias, he focuses his practice on corporate and partnership law. Mr. Akel is also a board-certified tax lawyer assisting clients with many tax-related issues, including estate planning.

For the third year, Mr. Apolito was named to the Florida Super Lawyers Rising Stars list, as a top-rated estate planning & probate attorney in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. He is a member of the firm’s trusts & estates practice team, focusing his practice on estate planning, probate, trust, and guardianship litigation, representing both fiduciaries and beneficiaries.

Partner-in-charge, Christopher A. Walker said, “To have our attorneys named to the 2019 Florida Super Lawyers and Rising Stars list is tremendous. I believe it’s a testament to the dedicated and successful professionals we have at Lippes Mathias.”

Super Lawyers rates outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The patented multiphase selection process includes independent research, peer nominations, and peer evaluations. For more information, visit

About Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP: For over 50 years, Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP has served the legal needs of a wide range of clients regionally, nationally and internationally. With offices in Buffalo, NY; Albany, NY; Burlington, Ontario; Jacksonville, FL; New York City, NY; Ponte Vedra Beach, FL; and Washington,