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Richard Birke

Richard Birke

Richard Birke is the Executive Director of the JAMS Institute—the teaching and training arm of JAMS. In that capacity, Birke leads a team of educators and professionals committed to providing JAMS with exceptional internal training, starting with new panelists and...

Hon. Gail Andler

Hon. Gail Andler

Hon. Gail A. Andler (Ret.) joined JAMS as a full-time neutral after more than 21 years on the Orange County Superior Court where she served from 2007-2017 on the Complex Civil Litigation Panel. Judge Andler has experience across the legal spectrum including complex...

Casey Sobhani

Casey Sobhani

Casey Sobhani focuses on real estate transactions, and is the head of the firm's leasing practice in the United States. Casey also serves as a co-location head of the firm's real estate group in Los Angeles. With his expertise in commercial leases, Casey is directly...

Angela L. Castro

Angela L. Castro

Angela Castro focuses her practice on commercial acquisitions and dispositions, commercial leasing, asset management, and real estate financing and helps clients solve complex problems with practical solutions. EXPERIENCE Representing a REIT in the disposition of a...

Melissa A. Rodriguez

Melissa A. Rodriguez

Melissa Rodriguez focuses her practice on structuring and implementing methods for clients’ wealth and business succession. She works with high net worth individuals to achieve their objectives while minimizing income and transfer tax exposure. In addition, Melissa...

Jonathan E. Gopman

Jonathan E. Gopman

Jonathan Gopman is a partner in Akerman’s Naples office and also spends substantial time in the Fort Lauderdale office. Jonathan’s practice focuses on sophisticated wealth accumulation and preservation planning strategies for entrepreneurs. He assists entrepreneurs...

Anna E. Els

Anna E. Els

With an emphasis on wealth preservation, Anna Els’ practice is focused on trusts and estates planning. She works primarily with high net worth individuals. Her area of expertise are tax, trusts and estates. Honors and Distinctions: The Best Lawyers of America 2021,...

Jonathan S. Robbins

Jonathan S. Robbins

Jonathan Robbins represents public and private companies and individuals in complex regulatory and litigation matters in the financial services and regulated substances sectors. His experience encompasses investigations and administrative and enforcement proceedings...

Ari H. Gerstin

Ari H. Gerstin

Ari H. Gerstin concentrates his practice on complex litigation, class actions, and regulatory matters. He prosecutes and defends litigation in state, federal, and administrative courts on behalf of large retail operators, insurance companies and other regulated...

Gal N. Kaufman

Gal N. Kaufman

Gal N. Kaufman is highly experienced in the full range of private wealth services matters, including sophisticated tax analysis and planning; structured management arrangements for families, family businesses and family offices; and fiduciary and tax controversies....