Berger Singerman Expands Dispute Resolution Team With Addition of Hugo Acebo as Partner
June 3, 2019
Berger Singerman, Florida’s business law firm, is pleased to announce that Hugo Acebo has joined the firm as partner on the Dispute Resolution Team. Acebo brings more than 25 years of litigation experience, specializing in family law related matters for high net worth clients. He will be resident in Berger Singerman’s Miami office.
Acebo’s litigation practice includes handling a wide range of issues relating to marital and family law. He has represented couples in dissolution proceedings and defense of premarital and post nuptial agreements, investigating income and earnings, disputes regarding the proper amount of alimony and child support and identification and valuation of assets for distribution. In addition, he has handled paternity claims, matters contesting the relocation of children and cohabitation arrangements and issues particular to same-sex relationships and the LGBTQ community at large.
Acebo also has significant experience in helping individuals who seek to form families through the use of assisted reproductive technology, including the drafting of sperm, egg and embryo donation and surrogacy contracts.
“Hugo’s talent and experience will further strengthen our award-winning Dispute Resolution Team and add will enhance our work in the marital and family law space,” said Paul Steven Singerman, Co-Chair of Berger Singerman. “Hugo is a great lawyer and we’re thrilled to have him join our team.”
After graduating from Florida State University’s College of Law, Acebo became a prosecutor at the Miami-Dade County State Attorney’s Office. There, he focused on domestic violence cases. Following his time with the Miami-Dade County State Attorney's Office, Acebo prosecuted cases with the Office of Attorney General as a Specially Designated Assistant Statewide Prosecutor in the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit and then as an Assistant Statewide Prosecutor with the Office of Statewide Prosecution, where he headed investigations and prosecuted crimes involving health care fraud, money laundering, organized fraud and other complex financial crimes. Prior to joining Berger Singerman, Acebo was a partner and shareholder with Bluestein & Wayne, P.A., where he focused his practice on marital and family law, LGBTQ issues, and paternity and assisted reproductive technology matters.
Committed to developing the next generation of attorneys, Acebo currently serves as an adjunct professor at Florida International University College of Law, where he teaches Family Law. He holds a Martindale-Hubbell AV rating, the highest peer-review rating a lawyer can hold and was recognized as a “Top Up and Comer in Marital Law” by South Florida’s Legal Guide.
Acebo is the latest high-profile addition to join Berger Singerman, which include Sha`Ron James the immediate past Insurance Consumer Advocate for the state of Florida; Christopher Jarvinen, Co-chair of the Claims Trading Committee of the American Bankruptcy Institute and the Turnaround Management Association of Brazil; Robin Rubens, a seasoned lawyer specializing in business restructurings, commercial loan workouts and complex commercial litigation; and Michael Levinson, a physician and a nationally recognized, board certified healthcare attorney.