Florida Trend's Legal Elite Includes 11 Attorneys

Press Release
August 14, 2006

Miami, Florida, August 14, 2006 The law firm of Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP is pleased to announce that 12 of its attorneys have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2006 Florida Trends Legal Elite. In addition, Bilzin Sumberg's Managing Partner, John C. Sumberg, was also recognized as a Top Managing Partner, one of only 11 selected for that list.

Among Bilzin Sumberg's listed Legal Elite are:

    Alan D. Axelrod, Corporate & Securities Group Chair Scott L. Baena, Restructuring & Bankruptcy Group Chair; Corporate & Securities Brian L. Bilzin, Real Estate Richard M. Goldstein, Tax Group Co-Chair; Corporate & Securities Mindy A. Mora, Restructuring & Bankruptcy Marshall Pasternack, Corporate & Securities; Tax Stanley B. Price, Land Use & Government Relations Group Chair Robert W. Turken, Litigation Samuel C. Ullman, Tax Group Co-Chair; Corporate & Securities Mitchell E. Widom, Litigation; Restructuring & Bankruptcy

    "It is a great distinction to be recognized among the top lawyers in Florida, and it is an honor to be listed alongside so many notable attorneys," said Mr. Sumberg.

    Published by Florida Trend magazine, Legal Elite is widely regarded as one of the preeminent referral guides to the legal profession in the United States. Honorees are nominated by other members of the Florida Bar, and are then selected based on the number of votes they receive by an independent research firm and a Blue Ribbon Panel of prominent lawyers. The Legal Elite list is comprised of the top two percent of practicing attorneys in Florida.

    "Coming on the heels of our recognition by Chambers USA, this further emphasizes our depth of professionalism and commitment to our high level of service to our clients," added Mr. Sumberg.

    The 2006 edition of Chambers USA: Americas Leading Lawyers for Business recognized Bilzin Sumberg as a leading Florida firm, once again ranking the firm in the first tier of Florida law firms in both Real Estate and Zoning/Land Use. Twelve of the firms attorneys were recognized as leaders in their respective practice areas, and four of the firms practice groups made the elite list with rankings of four or higher.

    Chambers USA ranks law firms and attorneys based on over 7,000 interviews conducted with peers and clients across the United States. Criteria include technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial awareness and astuteness, diligence, commitment and other qualities most valued by the client.

    About Bilzin Sumberg 
    Bilzin Sumberg is a commercial law firm based in Florida. The Firm’s core practices include Business Finance & Restructuring, Corporate, Environmental, International, Land Development & Government Relations, Litigation, Real Estate, and Tax. For more information, please visit bilzin.com.

    Brian L. Bilzin
    Founder, Counsel
    Richard M. Goldstein
    Chair, Tax & Private Wealth
    Stanley B. Price
    Chair, Land Development & Government Relations Practice Group
    John C. Sumberg
    Founder, Chairman
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