Albert E. Dotson, Jr. and John C. Sumberg Recognized as South Florida Business Journal's Top 250 Power Leaders of South Florida

Press Release
February 2, 2022
Miami, FL – Bilzin Sumberg congratulates Managing Partner Albert E. Dotson, Jr. and Chairman John C. Sumberg, on being named by South Florida Business Journal ("SFBJ") as part of its 2022 class of Top 250 Power Leaders of South Florida. The Top 250 Power Leaders list serves as a valuable resource to the local business community as to who the most iconic movers and shakers in South Florida are across different industries, with honoree profiles providing insights into their backgrounds, interests, and accomplishments. The inclusion of two firm leaders as part of the Top 250 Power Leaders illustrates Bilzin Sumberg’s prominence as a leading firm for the South Florida business community in a range of important areas that are shaping regional development and powering economic growth. 

As Managing Partner of Bilzin Sumberg, Al oversees the firm's operations, leveraging innovative technology, and focusing on a multidisciplinary approach to push the envelope of optimizing client engagement and results. As a practitioner, Al is nationally recognized for his work on government contracts and public-private partnerships (P3). As head of Bilzin Sumberg’s P3 team, he has led the firm’s engagement on various multi-billion dollar public-private partnerships in Florida, including rail and transit facilities, airports, marinas, sports facilities, convention centers, healthcare/life sciences facilities, educational institutions, water and sewer facilities, parking structures, and various infrastructure developments. Committed to serving the local community and passionate about public service, Al has been actively involved in a diverse array of organizations and initiatives advancing positive change through education, economic development, and serving the needs of community members, with a record of public service encompassing appointments at the local, state, and federal levels. He sits on the boards of 100 Black Men of America, Miami-Dade Beacon Council, and The Orange Bowl Committee.

A veteran of South Florida’s real estate industry, John has practiced in the area of commercial real estate for over 45 years, over which time he has been instrumental in shaping deals that have transformed South Florida’s landscape. Prior to becoming Chairman in 2019, John served as Bilzin Sumberg’s founding Managing Partner for over 20 years, transforming the Miami-based firm into a nationally recognized regional powerhouse, active across Florida. John’s locally and nationally recognized practice is matched by his wide-ranging community involvement, most notably his commitment to improving the lives of vulnerable community members. He is an active member of the boards of United Way of Miami-Dade, Sundari Foundation Lotus House Women's Shelter, University of Miami School of Architecture Master in Real Estate Development + Urbanism, and the Greater Miami Jewish Federation.

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
Albert E. Dotson, Jr.
Chief Executive Officer & Managing Partner
John C. Sumberg
Founder, Chairman
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