Marshall R. Pasternack

Area of Focus: Corporate
"Marshall is a fantastic transactional lawyer. He is creative, smart and strategic."
- Chambers USA source
Marshall R. Pasternack
Drawing on decades of experience, Marshall stands apart from other South Florida lawyers when it comes to real estate joint ventures. Having represented developers, sponsors, and capital partners, he is able to bring a unique perspective to each venture he helps craft and has a keen understanding of what is important to each party. 

Marshall regularly works on joint ventures for real estate projects valued at hundreds of millions — even billions — of dollars. Those partnerships have built landmark developments across South Florida, including the Dolphin Mall, Oakwood Plaza, Jade Signature, Civica, Auberge in Fort Lauderdale, and Pelican Bay in Naples. 
Q & A
What distinguishes you from other lawyers who do similar work?

I have been fortunate to have focused in an area over the past 25 years that I truly enjoy and which lends itself to creativity -- the joint venture arena.  I view the best of these transactions as exercises in collaboration -- among principals and attorneys. I enjoy people and I enjoy bringing people together and my practice allows me to do these things in a very positive and professional way. I am pleased to have developed relationships with and been referred multiple matters by attorneys that I once sat across the table from.

How do you view your relationships with clients?

My clients entrust me to get their deals done and I do everything I can to do so.  Many of my clients are close personal friends with whom I have had the pleasure of sharing many life cycle events. My clients know I am always available for them.

What is your involvement with Bilzin Sumberg Cares?
I created Bilzin Sumberg Cares, our firm wide employee volunteer program, which speaks of the culture of our Firm. I have helped shape the program and continue to oversee it. The concept behind the program was to bring the Bilzin Sumberg community together in a way that would benefit the South Florida community. That has been both our vision and our reality.
  • New York University, LL.M., 1983
    University of Florida, J.D., Levin College of Law, 1980
    University of Florida, B.S.B.A., 1977
  • United Way Miami
    Senior Advisor to Executive Committee of Young Leaders of United Way
    Miami-Dade County
    Public Schools, Safety and Security Task Force
    Rhythm Foundation
    Board of Directors
    University of Miami
    School of Law, Real Property Development LL.M., Adjunct Professor, 2010 - present
  • Florida
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • Band 3, Chambers USA, Corporate/M&A & Private Equity, 2010 - present

    The Best Lawyers in America, Lawyer of the Year - Securities / Capital Markets Law, 2020

    The Best Lawyers in America, Corporate Law, 2009 - present; Securities / Capital Markets Law, 2019 - present

    Florida Super Lawyers, 2006 - present

    Daily Business Review, Top Dealmakers of the Year, Winner of the Real Estate - Hotel, 2010 

    Dade County Bar Association Pro Bono Service Award, "Put Something Back," 2009

    AV® Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell