John C. Sumberg
Chairman and founding member of Bilzin Sumberg, John Sumberg leads the business and strategic operations of the Firm.
John is one of the most influential real estate lawyers in South Florida, leveraging his presence and wisdom to guide stakeholders through strategic business decisions.
Throughout his 40-plus-year career, John's influence can be seen in the revitalization of Miami's skyline and in connection with complex real estate transactions worth billions of dollars.
EducationYale University, J.D., Editor, Yale Law Journal , 1974Yale University, B.A., magna cum laude, 1971
InvolvementGulliver Preparatory SchoolBoard of Trustees, MemberUnited Way of Miami-Dade
Executive Committee, MemberUniversity of Miami
School of Architecture Master in Real Estate Development + Urbanism
Board MemberGreater Miami Jewish FederationBoard MemberSundari Foundation Lotus House Women's ShelterBoard of Directors, Vice Chair
Executive Committee, MemberLotus Endowment Fund, Inc.Board Member and Vice President
Bar AdmissionsFloridaNew York
Band 1, Chambers USA, Real Estate, 2003 - present
South Florida Business Journal, Top 250 Power Leaders of South Florida, 2022
Florida Trend's Florida 500 - Florida's Most Influential Business Leaders, 2018, Living Legend, 2021
South Florida Business Journal's Ultimate CEO Award, 2021
Daily Business Review, Distinguished Leader, 2017, 2020
MCCJ, Silver Medallion Humanitarian Award, 2019
The Best Lawyers in America, Real Estate Law, 2003 - present
South Florida Legal Guide, Top Lawyers, 2004 - present
Bisnow, Miami Power 50 - The Most Influential Players in Commercial Real Estate, 2016
South Florida Business Journal, Top 100 Power Leaders, 2014, 2015
South Florida Business Journal, Book of Law, Leading Lawyer, 2011; Top Managing Partner, 2012; Legal Leader, 2013
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