Bilzin Sumberg Receives Top Rankings By Chambers USA 2006

Press Release
September 1, 2006

Miami, Florida, September 1, 2006 Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP is pleased to announce that the firm has been ranked in the first tier of Florida law firms in both Real Estate and Zoning/Land Use in the 2006 edition of Chambers USA. The Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Tax, Construction and General Commercial Litigation practice areas have also made the elite rankings.

"This marks the second consecutive year our Real Estate and Zoning and Land Use practice groups have been ranked in the first tier in Chambers," noted John C. Sumberg, Managing Partner of Bilzin Sumberg.

"Chambers USA uses a rigorous selection process. We're very proud to have our attorneys recognized by both their peers and their clients," he added.

Editorial commentary about the firm in Chambers USA includes remarks such as: "This firm houses a real estate group that is always visible in the major transactions. The past year has seen the team undertake substantial development projects in the revitalization of downtown Miami, Miami Beach and North Beach, providing commercial real estate counsel and zoning advice for a number of hotels, condominiums, mixed-use and retail properties, office buildings and marinas."

Five individual attorneys at the firm also ranked in the first tier: Scott L. Baena, Bankruptcy/Restructuring; Brian L. Bilzin, Real Estate; Stanley B. Price, Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use; John C. Sumberg, Real Estate; and Samuel C. Ullman, Tax.

Also ranked in the 2006 edition of Chambers USA are: Alan D. Axelrod, Corporate/M&A; Richard M. Goldstein, Tax; Carter N. McDowell, Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use; Mindy A. Mora, Bankruptcy/Restructuring; and James W. Shindell, Real Estate.

Chambers USA ranks law firms and attorneys on a scale of 1-6, based on over 7,000 interviews conducted with peers and clients across the USA. The qualities on which rankings are assessed include technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial awareness/astuteness, diligence, commitment and other qualities most valued by the client.

Chambers and Partners, based in London, began as general book publishers in 1969. Since 1990, they have published the Chambers Guide to the UK legal profession. Chambers staff of full-time researchers now prepare renowned directories which assess and rank the worlds leading lawyers according to their reputations among peers and clients.Chambers USA was first introduced in 2003.

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

John C. Sumberg
Scott L. Baena
Retired, Former Partner
Stanley B. Price
Chair, Land Development & Government Relations Practice Group
Alan D. Axelrod
Chair, Corporate & Finance
Richard M. Goldstein
Chair, Tax & Private Wealth
Brian L. Bilzin
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