Bilzin Sumberg Announces Partner Promotions Across Practice Groups

Press Release
January 6, 2014

Miami, FL - Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP is pleased to announce that three attorneys across practice groups have been elected to the firm's partnership.

Effective January 1, 2014, Real Estate attorney Bryan Hawks, Corporate & Tax attorney Joshua A. Kaplan and Restructuring & Bankruptcy attorney Jeffrey I. Snyder became the firm's newest partners.

"We congratulate Bryan, Josh and Jeff and welcome them to the partnership," said Bilzin Sumberg managing partner, John C. Sumberg. "They all exemplify the best of Bilzin Sumberg in delivering the highest level of client service, quality of legal counsel and efficiency. As the firm's partnership continues to grow, we look forward to their continued success."

Bryan Hawks

Mr. Hawks handles commercial real estate transactions including the leasing, acquisition, development and disposition of hotels, resorts, restaurants, marinas and retail projects. He has been involved in a number of high-profile projects including the $305.1 million refinancing of more than 40 properties in the Miami Design District, the largest construction financing in South Florida since the 2008 real estate crash. Mr. Hawks is recognized as a Rising Star by Florida Super Lawyers.

Joshua A. Kaplan

Mr. Kaplan handles tax planning related to international and domestic transactions, including restructurings, joint ventures and mergers and acquisitions. In addition, he advises private investment funds on the tax aspects of investments in securities, real estate and joint ventures. Mr. Kaplan is a frequent contributor to Bilzin Sumberg's New Miami Blog, providing insight on tax issues related to Miami's emergence as a global destination and center of commerce.

Jeffrey I. Snyder

Mr. Snyder represents debtors, lenders, secured and unsecured creditors, trustees, landlords and other constituencies in sophisticated bankruptcy proceedings, commercial loan transactions and out-of-court workouts. His clients span industries including hospitality, telecommunications, retail, real estate development, gaming and health care, and his recent work involving high-profile properties from South Beach to North Bay Village has helped to facilitate South Florida's financial recovery. Mr. Snyder is recognized as a Rising Star by Florida Super Lawyers.

About Bilzin Sumberg

Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP is a commercial law firm with extensive experience in the areas of Corporate & Tax, Government Relations & Land Development, International, Litigation, Real Estate and Restructuring & Bankruptcy. For more information, please visit

Jeffrey I. Snyder
General Counsel, Head of Bankruptcy, CMBS Litigation and Workouts
John C. Sumberg
Founder, Chairman
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