Beth Alcalde
Beth Alcalde (Melanie Bell)

Tax shareholder Beth Alcalde has been named managing partner of Akerman’s Palm Beach County offices, overseeing offices in Boca Raton, Palm Beach and West Palm Beach.

Alcalde took over Sunday, succeeding Eric Gordon, who served as managing partner of the three offices since 2011. He has returned to his labor and employment practice.

Alcalde, an Akerman shareholder since 2012, will oversee the firm’s move at the end of the summer to new offices at Phillips Point in West Palm Beach. Since opening in 1995, Akerman has quadrupled the size of its West Palm office and now has 40 lawyers and lobbyists there and 60 countywide.

Florida’s largest law firm, Akerman has more than 400 lawyers and lobbyists in Florida and 600 in 20 offices firmwide.