Bilzin Sumberg Cares Day Tackles Beach Cleanup at Oleta River State Park

Press Release
February 28, 2022
MIAMI, FL – On February 12, in connection with its Bilzin Sumberg Cares community involvement program, Bilzin Sumberg partnered with Volunteer Clean Up, a local volunteer organization, to undertake a trash collection and disposal activity along the shoreline of Oleta River State Park in northern Miami-Dade County.

Bilzin Sumberg attorneys, staff, and families gathered at one of the park’s pavilions to learn about the environmental damage caused by  the extensive and global proliferation of plastics trash, and strategies to mitigate its spread. The Bilzin Sumberg team then set off with buckets and gloves to gather as much garbage as possible over the course of the morning before regathering to combine and properly dispose of their hauls. 

Bilzin Sumberg Cares allows us the unique opportunity to  learn through our service to the community,” remarked Lori Lustrin, a Partner in the Litigation Group and Co-Chair of the Bilzin Sumberg Cares program, “With every volunteer event we come away with greater understanding for how we can all be more responsible stewards for our communities going forward.”

Over the course of several hours, the Bilzin team collected a combined  100 pounds of garbage, underscoring for every participate the serious environmental danger that plastic trash posesand the need for widespread action to ensure responsible and sustainable plastics use. 

"We had over 55 volunteers come out on Saturday morning which speaks volumes to our firm's culture and each person's dedication to the program. Bilzin Sumberg Cares is a true reflection of who we are; our volunteers seek to make a positive impact in the communities we call home," said Marshall R. Pasternack, a Partner in the Corporate Group and Co-Chair of the Bilzin Sumberg Cares program.

The mission of Volunteer Clean Up is to create a space where people can build teams, communicate with each other, organize their own events, find a local cleanup and volunteer a couple hours of their time, a place where students or businesses could organize their own folks to clean up a section of their neighborhood - whether in the water, on the coastline, or on land. 

About Bilzin Sumberg Cares
Now in its fifteenth year, Bilzin Sumberg Cares is the centerpiece of the firm's philanthropic activity, continuing the firm's legacy of community service by ensuring that attorneys and staff alike are able to participate in charitable projects, promoting a sense of social responsibility and a "pay it forward" mentality. The program has spanned numerous types of worthwhile initiatives, from cancer walks and toy drives to children's reading programs and pro bono legal clinics.

About Bilzin Sumberg
Bilzin Sumberg counsels clients whose business and legal opportunities and challenges span the United States, Canada, Europe, Latin America, 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 stands at the center of virtually every major transaction shaping Florida and is at the forefront of the state’s most pressing economic issues – from infrastructure, transit and mobility, to affordability and the diversification of the state’s economy. Bilzin Sumberg lawyers concentrate on services at the heart of both regional and international commerce, including real estate, land development and government relations, environmental, construction, corporate and securities, finance, joint ventures, domestic and international tax and private wealth planning, antitrust, business litigation, and public-private partnerships. For more information, please visit
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