Florida Trend's Legal Elite Names John C. Sumberg a Top Managing Partner

Press Release
July 7, 2007

Miami, Florida, July 7, 2007 Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP announced today that the firm's Managing Partner, John C. Sumberg, was named a Top Managing Partner in Florida Trend's Legal Elite 2007. Mr. Sumberg is one of only nine managing partners in the state to earn such a distinction this year, and this marks the second year in a row that he has received this honor. Top Managing Partners are selected through balloting of the attorneys listed in the Legal Elite.

Mr. Sumberg is Managing Partner of the firm, leading the firm's business and strategic operations and taking an active role in the development of the firm and its attorneys.

In addition, he has a thriving practice which focuses on complex commercial real estate transactions, including those involving malls, mixed-use properties, condo-hotels, community developments, industrial properties and apartment complexes. His clients include large international and domestic real estate and development companies and national financial institutions.

A graduate of Yale College (B.A. magna cum laude) and Yale University (J.D.), Mr.Sumberg is actively involved in the community. He serves as a trustee for the United Way and is an honorary member of the Builders Association of South Florida (BASF). Mr. Sumberg is consistently recognized among peer rankings such as Chambers USA, South Florida Legal Guide Top Lawyers, and The Best Lawyers in America.

"To be listed as a Top Managing Partner, particularly for the second year in a row, is a tremendous honor," said Mr. Sumberg. "Florida Trend's recognition of managing partners really underscores the importance of the position. I take great pride in my work, and appreciate this recognition of my dedication to the firm."

Published by Florida Trend magazine, Legal Elite is widely regarded as one of the preeminent referral guides to the legal profession. 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.

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.

John C. Sumberg
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