Four Bilzin Sumberg Attorneys Named Lawdragon 500 Leading Dealmakers

Press Release
August 14, 2007

Miami, Florida, August 14, 2007 Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP is pleased to announce that four of its partners have been named to the "Lawdragon 500 Leading Dealmakers in America" list by Lawdragon Magazine and All four of the Bilzin Sumberg attorneys who made the list received five out of five dragons, the highest possible rating.

The Bilzin Sumberg Leading Dealmakers are:

    Alan D. Axelrod, Partner and Chair of the firm's Corporate & Securities Group Brian Bilzin, a partner in the Real Estate Group Albert E. Dotson, Jr., a partner in the Land Use & Government Relations Group John C. Sumberg, the firm's Managing Partner and a partner in the Real Estate Group

The "500 Leading Dealmakers" list is Lawdragon's first-ever directory of the nation's top mergers and acquisitions, corporate and real estate attorneys, representing less than one-half of one percent of the legal profession. More than 5,000 attorneys were nominated and only the top 500 were selected, with the final selections made through a combination of online balloting, which places more emphasis on peer review, and thorough research by their editorial staff.

About Alan D. Axelrod

Mr. Axelrod is a nationally recognized corporate and securities attorney who represents public and private companies in all aspects of their business, including a wide array of corporate and complex commercial transactions. He is also listed in Chambers USA, Florida Super Lawyers Magazine and South Florida Legal Guides Top Lawyers.

About Brian L. Bilzin

Mr. Bilzin provides able and expert representation in a broad spectrum of legal areas, including a full range of complex commercial real estate and corporate transactions. He is also listed in Chambers USA, Best Lawyers in America, Florida Trends Legal Elite, South Florida Legal Guides Top Lawyers, Florida Super Lawyers Magazine and the South Florida Business Journal Corporate & Elite Law Professionals.

About Albert E. Dotson, Jr.

Mr. Dotson has a varied land use practice which includes matters regarding federal and local government procurement contracts and compliance, and land use, zoning and other government approvals and permits for large-scale real estate developments in Miami-Dade County. He is widely recognized for his professional and personal achievements, and is listed in Ebony's "100 Most Influential Black Americans," Chambers USA, Florida Trends Legal Elite and South Florida Legal Guides Top Lawyers.

About John C. Sumberg

Mr. Sumberg is the firms Managing Partner, and also has a thriving real estate practice, handling all types of complex real property transactions. In addition to being named a Top Managing Partner for two consecutive years by Florida Trends Legal Elite, he is also listed in Chambers USA, Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers, South Florida Legal Guides Top Lawyers and Florida Super Lawyers Magazine.

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

Brian L. Bilzin
Founder, Counsel
Albert E. Dotson, Jr.
Chief Executive Officer & Managing Partner
John C. Sumberg
Founder, Chairman
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