Bilzin Sumberg Named Partner Alan D. Axelrod Passes

Press Release
May 19, 2023

Miami, May 19, 2023 - “All of us at Bilzin Sumberg were saddened to learn of Alan Axelrod’s sudden passing on May 16, 2023. Alan was a pillar of Bilzin Sumberg since our Firm’s launch 25 years ago. Throughout his 45-year legal career, Alan’s work in the corporate arena put him at the center of many of the largest transactions that took place in Florida, and across the country. There was no client or matter too large or complex for Alan.
“Anyone who had the pleasure of working with Alan will remember him for his expansive knowledge of the law and his unmatched commitment to client service. Alan trained, mentored, and influenced countless attorneys over the years, and that lasting impact will be Alan’s legacy at Bilzin Sumberg and throughout our legal community.
“Alan was a friend, partner, and trusted advisor. He put the best interests of others before his own, and he was always available to support his peers and give back to our community when called upon. Alan’s memory will live on through the work of so many others whose lives and careers he helped shape.”

- Albert E. Dotson, Jr., Managing Partner

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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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