Bilzin Sumberg Receives Top Rankings By Chambers USA

Press Release
June 15, 2007

2007 Rankings Show Firms Leadership in Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Corporate/M&A, Private Equity, Environmental, Litigation, Real Estate, Zoning/Land Use and Tax, Recognizing 19 Attorneys Across 8 Practice Areas

Miami, Florida, June 15, 2007 Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod, LLP is pleased to announce that the firm has been ranked in the first tier of Florida law firms in Real Estate and Zoning/Land Use in the 2007 edition of the Chambers and Partners USA listing. The Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Corporate/M&A, Private Equity, Environmental, Litigation, and Tax areas have also made the elite rankings.

The firm is one of only 9 law firms in the country nominated for the prestigious Chambers USA 2007 National Award for Excellence in Real Estate.

"This marks the third consecutive year our Real Estate and Zoning and Land Use practice groups have been ranked in the first tier in Chambers," noted John C. Sumberg, Managing Partner of Bilzin Sumberg.

"Chambers uses a rigorous selection process based on peer review and client references. We are very proud to have our attorneys recognized as leading lawyers in this prestigious ranking," he added.

Editorial commentary about the firm in Chambers USA includes remarks such as: "Bilzin Sumberg is in constant pursuit of excellence; its experts work product and legal and business acuity is outstanding. When it comes to major business decisions, I have all the confidence in the world that I am getting the best possible legal advice on every issue."

Five individual attorneys at the firm ranked in the first tier: Brian L. Bilzin (Real Estate), John C. Sumberg (Real Estate), Scott L. Baena (Bankruptcy/Restructuring), Stanley B. Price (Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use), and Samuel C. Ullman (Tax).

Also ranked in the 2007 edition of Chambers USA are: Alan D. Axelrod (Corporate/M&A), Richard M. Goldstein (Corporate/M&A, Tax), Mindy A. Mora (Bankruptcy/Restructuring), Howard E. Nelson (Environmental), Robert W. Turken (Litigation), James W. Shindell (Real Estate), Carter N. McDowell (Zoning/Land Use), and Albert E. Dotson, Jr. (Zoning/Land Use).

In addition, Brian Adler (Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use), Suzanne Amaducci (Real Estate) and Jay M. Sakalo (Bankruptcy/Restructuring) were listed in the Up & Coming category of leading attorneys.

Chambers ranks law firms and attorneys on a scale of 1-6, based on over 7,000 interviews conducted with peers and clients across the USA. The qualities on which rankings are assessed include technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial awareness/astuteness, diligence, commitment and other qualities most valued by the client.

Chambers and Partners, based in London, began as  general book publishers in 1969. The USA Guide was first introduced in 2003.

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

Stanley B. Price
Chair, Land Development & Government Relations Practice Group
John C. Sumberg
Founder, Chairman
Richard M. Goldstein
Chair, Tax & Private Wealth
Howard E. Nelson
Partner, Head of Environmental Practice
Albert E. Dotson, Jr.
Chief Executive Officer & Managing Partner
Brian S. Adler
Suzanne M. Amaducci
Chair of Real Estate & Finance
Brian L. Bilzin
Founder, Counsel
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