Bilzin Sumberg Launches Bilzin Sumberg Cares Community Initiative With Firm Service Day

Press Release
September 7, 2007

Miami, Florida, September 7, 2007 - Today the law firm of Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP announced the September 15th launch of their new community outreach initiative, Bilzin Sumberg Cares.  The employee-based community involvement program, the first and only of its kind to be organized by a South Florida law firm, is designed in part to provide year-round support for one local organization chosen annually. With its unique, whole-year approach, Bilzin Sumberg Cares has the capacity to affect real change in the lives of deserving individuals, while allowing the firm's staff and their families to develop a lasting bond with the South Florida community and those they help. Marshall R. Pasternack, a Partner in Bilzin Sumberg's Corporate & Securities Group, chairs the Bilzin Sumberg Cares program.

This year, Bilzin Sumberg Cares has partnered with the Southside Elementary Museums Magnet School, located near Miami's financial district. Southside, a Miami Dade public school originally built in 1925, serves pre-kindergarten to fifth grade students from the Downtown area with an emphasis on cultural education. On Saturday, September 15, 2007, the employees of Bilzin Sumberg will gather at the school for a highly anticipated service day.

In developing Bilzin Sumberg Cares, the firm partnered with Hands on Miami, a nonprofit group that engages volunteers to meet community needs including feeding the homeless, providing companions to the elderly and building low income housing.

Members of the media are invited to attend

Who: Family, friends and employees of Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod; Hands on Miami
When: Saturday, September 15th, 2007. 8:00 AM 2:30 PM (includes lunch)
What: Volunteers will help revamp the landscape at Southside Elementary by painting murals on the bare P.E sheds; creating four different gardens; decorating the blacktop basketball court; beautifying the current potters and building.
Where: Southside Elementary School, 45 SW 13th Street. Miami, Florida 33130
Directions: For more information, contact Laura Murray, lmurray@bilzin.com or by telephone, at (305)350-7393.

"The response has been overwhelming.  Everyone from the firm employees to the teachers and students parents has thrown themselves into this program wholeheartedly," stated Mr. Pasternack, Bilzin Sumberg Cares is a natural extension of this firm's philosophy of- and commitment to- community outreach and service, which are very much a part of the culture of Bilzin Sumberg."

About Hands On Miami

Since 1993, Hands On Miami (HOM), in partnership with United Way of Miami-Dade, has developed into Miami-Dade's premier resource for volunteering. HOM provides flexibly scheduled, meaningful, direct service volunteer opportunities. In partnership with schools, social service and environmental organizations, HOM organizes more than 100 service projects each month, engaging caring residents throughout Miami-Dade County. For more information please visit the Hands On Miami website at www.handsonmiami.org.

About Bilzin Sumberg Cares

Bilzin Sumberg Cares provides the Bilzin Sumberg community with volunteer opportunities to work together to benefit charitable organizations in South Florida and beyond. A strong commitment to community has been the cornerstone of Bilzin Sumberg’s corporate philosophy. Since its inception in 2007, Bilzin Sumberg Cares has partnered with numerous nonprofit organizations including the United Way of Miami-Dade, Special Olympics, Habitat for Humanity, Voices for Children Foundation, and Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America.

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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