Daily Business Review's 2019 Professional Excellence Awards

Press Release
May 23, 2019

Miami, FL – Bilzin Sumberg is proud to be among Daily Business Review's (DBR) 2019 Professional Excellence Awards. The firm's Litigation team was recognized in the General- Midsize category, while Albert E. Dotson, Jr., Managing Partner, is among Distinguished Leaders, and Alexandra Lehson, Real Estate Partner, received an On the Rise recognition.

Bilzin Sumberg’s Litigation Group is consistently at the forefront of the most high-end and complex litigation cases, and over the past year, the firm has participated in some of the most complex and sophisticated cases both locally and nationally as well as achieved several outstanding wins for clients. In fact, Bilzin Sumberg is consistently sought after for its deep expertise in large complex class action cases, including product labeling and false advertising, securities, antitrust, construction defect and product liability.

The firm’s high-stakes financial litigation is a go-to nationally for regional banks, mortgage companies, and other financial services companies. Since the beginning of the financial crisis, and related litigation in early 2010, the firm has handled more than 100 high-stakes mortgage lawsuits with cumulative claims in excess of $1.2 billion, serving as lead counsel throughout the country.

Albert E. Dotson, Jr. oversees Bilzin Sumberg's operations by leveraging innovative technology and focusing on a multidisciplinary approach, earning him recognition among DBR's Distinguished Leaders for achieving impressive results in 2018. Dotson is also among Chambers USA Eminent Practitioners and is nationally recognized for his work on public-private partnerships (P3) and for his work representing local, national, and international clients in responding to government contract solicitations and defending against, or prosecuting quasi-judicial and judicial bid protests.

As a promising attorney under the age of 40, On the Rise honoree, Alexandra Lehson, Alexandra focuses her practice on all aspects of commercial real estate transactions, including complex commercial financing on behalf of borrowers and lenders, acquisitions, dispositions, and leasing. She was also among South Florida Business Journal's "40 Under 40 Honoree" in 2018.

The 2019 Professional Excellence Awards recognize standout achievements in 2018 by Florida legal professionals ranging from litigators and transaction attorneys to corporate general counsel.

About Bilzin Sumberg
Bilzin Sumberg works with clients whose business and legal opportunities and challenges span the United States and cross borders to Europe, Latin America, Canada, the Middle East, and Asia. The firm's growth has paralleled that of its Miami home base, a region known for its rich cultural, social, and professional diversity. Bilzin Sumberg lawyers concentrate on services at the heart of both regional and international commerce, including real estate, land development and government relations, environmental, corporate law, joint ventures, domestic and international tax and estate planning, business litigation, finance, and public/private partnerships. For more information, please visit bilzin.com.

Albert E. Dotson, Jr.
Chief Executive Officer & Managing Partner
Enza G. Boderone
Of Counsel
Kenneth Duvall
Partner & Assistant General Counsel
Adrian K. Felix
Lori Lustrin
Philip R. Stein
Practice Group Leader, Trial & Litigation
Scott N. Wagner
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