Chambers USA 2012 Ranks Over 40% of Bilzin Sumberg Partners

Press Release
June 21, 2012

Miami, FL – Bilzin Sumberg is pleased to announce that Chambers and Partners, one of the most prestigious legal listings in the world, recognized 22 Bilzin Sumberg lawyers in its 2012 edition of leading law firms and lawyers in the United States. Chambers USA ranks preeminence in key practice areas and achievements within the last year, considering complexity of work, firm growth and client service.

This year, Bilzin Sumberg was ranked Band 1, the highest ranking a law firm can receive, in Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Real Estate and Zoning/Land Use. The firm was also recognized in the Chambers USA practice areas of Antitrust, Banking & Finance, Construction, Corporate, Environment, Litigation: General Commercial and Tax.

Bilzin Sumberg's recently expanded Litigation Group moved up one band from last year's ranking. Within the past year, the firm's Litigation Group has grown in size and reputation with the recent additions of two renowned trial lawyers, Marty L. Steinberg and Jeffrey W. Gutchess. One interviewee described Steinberg, as "one of the best lawyers in the state." In June of 2011, David M. Gersten, former Judge in Florida's Third District Court of Appeal, also joined the firm as head of the Appellate Practice group. 

According to sources quoted in Chambers USA, "They [Bilzin Sumberg lawyers] are well respected in the community and every attorney I have dealt with at the firm has been very professional." Another source described the firm as "a strong team with business savvy." 

Rankings for each practice group and attorney are listed below: 

Banking & Finance: Transactional 

Robert M. Siegel (Band 2) 

Bankruptcy/Restructuring (Band 1) 

Scott L. Baena (Band 1) 

Mindy A. Mora (Band 2) 

Jay M. Sakalo 


Corporate/M&A & Private Equity 

Alan D. Axelrod (Band 2) 

Steven D. Lear 

Marshall R. Pasternack 


Howard E. Nelson (Band 2) 

Litigation: General Commercial (Band 2) 

Marty L. Steinberg (Band 1) 

Real Estate (Band 1) 

Suzanne Amaducci

Brian L. Bilzin (Band 1) 

James W. Shindell (Band 2) 

Carey A. Stiss 

John C. Sumberg (Band 1) 

Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use (Band 1) 

Brian S. Adler 

Albert E. Dotson, Jr. 

A. Vicky Garcia-Toledo 

Carter N. McDowell (Band 2) 

Stanley B. Price (Band 1) 


Richard M. Goldstein (Band 2) 

Samuel C. Ullman (Senior Statesman) 

About Bilzin Sumberg 

Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP is a commercial law firm with extensive experience in the areas of antitrust, commercial finance, corporate and securities, environmental law, land use and government relations, international, litigation, real estate, restructuring and bankruptcy, tax and wealth preservation planning. For more information, please visit


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