Akerman Launches Forestry Resources Practice Group

Law360, New York (September 5, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Hoping to capitalize on opportunities in emerging markets involving wetland and carbon credits, law firm Akerman Senterfitt announced on Thursday the formation of a new practice group called the Forest Resources Team.

“We have foresters, who are also attorneys, who know the business side. That's a huge plus. That's not something that a lot of people have,” said partner Jason Lichtstein, who is part of the new group. “We brought together real estate people, the foresters, land use people and tax people.”

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