Florida Trend's Legal Elite Names John C. Sumberg A Top Managing Partner

Press Release
August 14, 2006

Miami, Florida, August 14, 2006 Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP is pleased to announce that the firm's Managing Partner John C. Sumberg was named a Top Managing Partner in Florida Trend's 2006 Legal Elite. Mr. Sumberg is one of only 11 managing partners in the state to earn such a distinction this year.

Mr. Sumberg focuses his practice on complex commercial real estate transactions, including those involving malls, mixed-use properties, condo-hotels, community developments, industrial properties and apartment complexes. His clients include large international and domestic real estate and development companies and national financial institutions.

A graduate of Yale College (B.A. magna cum laude) and Yale University (J.D.), Sumberg is actively involved in the community. He serves as a trustee for the United Way and is an honorary member of the Builders Association of South Florida (BASF). Sumberg is consistently recognized among peer rankings such as Chambers USA, South Florida Legal Guide Top Lawyers and The Best Lawyers in America.

"To be listed as a Top Managing Partner is a great honor," said Mr. Sumberg. "Florida Trends recognition of managing partners really underscores the importance of the position. As a managing partner, my priority is to help the firm run smoothly and efficiently, because this allows us to better serve our clients. I take enormous pride in my work."

Published by Florida Trend magazine, Legal Elite is widely regarded as one of the preeminent referral guides to the legal profession in the United States. Honorees are nominated by other members of the Florida Bar, and are then selected based on the number of votes they receive by an independent research firm and a Blue Ribbon Panel of prominent lawyers. The Legal Elite list is comprised of the top two percent of practicing attorneys in Florida.

About Bilzin Sumberg 
Bilzin Sumberg is a commercial law firm based in Florida. The Firm’s core practices include Business Finance & Restructuring, Corporate, Environmental, International, Land Development & Government Relations, Litigation, Real Estate, and Tax. For more information, please visit bilzin.com.

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