Albert E. Dotson, Jr. Recognized on Florida Trend's Florida 500 List

Florida Trend
Press Release
September 23, 2020

Miami, FL – Bilzin Sumberg congratulates Managing Partner Albert E. Dotson, Jr. on being recognized as one of "Florida's Most Influential Business Leaders" on Florida Trend's Florida 500 List. This annual list highlights leaders who have a wide sphere of activity and embody the growing diversity of Florida's business community.

In addition to his role as Managing Partner, Al is nationally recognized for his work on public-private partnerships (P3) and is known throughout Florida 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.

Al's commitment to give back to the community reflects on his practice and the types of projects in which he is involved. As a pioneer in P3s, Al frequently represents both financial sponsors and grantors in major P3s across Florida and the United States with a focus on water, transportation, and social infrastructure. He has actively advocated for greater adoption of P3 legislation to spur private investment in public infrastructure.

Al has been consistently recognized by Chambers USA and The Best Lawyers in America for his work in land use and zoning law. In 2017, he was named "Attorney of the Year" by the Daily Business Review, and in 2013, he received the National Black MBA Association President & CEO Award for Community and Social Justice Leadership.

Florida Trend finds the common threads, tying Florida's competing, diverse regions together in a statewide context. For over 60 years, the magazine has reported on the people and issues that have defined Florida and shaped its future. 

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 

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