Scott L. Baena Appointed By Governor Crist to National Conference Of Commissioners On Uniform State Laws

Press Release
October 29, 2007

Miami, Florida, October 26, 2007 The law firm of Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP, announced today that Scott L. Baena, Partner and Chair of the firm's Restructuring & Bankruptcy Group, has been appointed by Florida Governor Charlie Crist to serve a four-year term on the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws. The appointment is subject to Senate approval. Mr. Baena will be one of six volunteer commissioners representing the State of Florida. As a result of his appointment to the Commission, Mr. Baena will also serve as an ex officio honorary nonvoting member of the Florida Commission on Interstate Cooperation.

The Commission is charged with examining various areas of law, ascertaining the best means to effect their assimilation and uniformity in state law, and drafting of proposed uniform laws.

The Commission is comprised of more than 350 practicing attorneys, judges, academic scholars, legislators and other State officials that provide States with proposed legislation designed to bring clarity and stability to critical areas of State statutory law. Former commissioners include President Woodrow Wilson, former U.S. Supreme Court Justices Louis Brandeis, William H. Rehnquist and David Souter.

"It is an honor to be selected by Governor Crist to serve in this role," said Mr. Baena. "I look forward to working with the other Commissioners as we continue to strengthen and refine the legal and business environment affecting Florida's citizens on a daily basis."

Scott L. Baena is a founding partner of Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod and chairs the firms Restructuring & Bankruptcy Group. Mr. Baena has been actively involved with commercial legislative initiatives in Florida for many years, including authorship and sponsorship of Floridas version of the Uniform Commercial Code in 1981, as well as numerous subsequent amendments to that law. He is an accomplished trial lawyer in bankruptcy-related matters with over 30 years of experience. His practice focuses on creditors rights, workouts, bankruptcy and commercial loan transactions. He is listed in the K&A Restructuring Register as one of Americas Top 100, Chambers & Partners USA, The Best Lawyers in America, Florida Trends Legal Elite, South Florida Legal Guides Top Lawyers, Florida Super Lawyers and the South Florida Business Journal Corporate & Elite Law Professionals.

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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