Bilzin Sumberg Partners Named South Florida Top Dealmakers Of 2007

Press Release
March 23, 2007

Miami, Florida, March 23, 2007 Three partners at the law firm of Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP have been named Top Dealmakers in South Florida by the Daily Business Review. Alan D. Axelrod, Robert M. Siegel and James W. Shindell were recognized at a luncheon held earlier today at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Miami.

Mr. Axelrod and Mr. Siegel won in the Corporate Finance category for their work on a $1.7 billion refinancing of a senior credit facility for LNR Property Corporation. Mr. Shindell took home the top prize in the Finance category for his work on a $280 million construction loan for the first phase of the EPIC condominium/hotel complex near the mouth of the Miami River.

In addition to the three top honors, Bilzin Sumberg partner Martin A. Schwartz was a finalist in the Hotels category for his deft handling of the sale of the Wyndham Aruba Resort, Spa and Casino, a matter in which he invoked an international treaty to help seal the deal.

Mr. Axelrod is the Chair of the Corporate & Securities Group at Bilzin Sumberg, and Mr. Siegel is a Partner in the same practice group. Mr. Shindell chairs the firm's Real Estate Group, and Mr. Schwartz is also a Partner in that group.

"We are thrilled and honored to receive these awards. Alan, Bob, Jim and Marty are outstanding attorneys, and we are immensely proud of them," said John C. Sumberg, Managing Partner of Bilzin Sumberg.

"We take great pride in our firm and in the work we do. This recognition is also a reflection of our expertise in handling complex transactions, and we are very grateful for it," he added.

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.

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