Bilzin Sumberg Listed In The 2009 Edition Of The Legal 500

Press Release
June 6, 2009

Miami, FL Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP announced today that several of its practice groups were included in the 2009 edition of The Legal 500. The Restructuring & Bankruptcy Group was recognized as being among the preeminent bankruptcy practices in the Southeast United States, while the Land Use and Real Estate Groups were listed among the top practices in Florida, in their respective areas.

The Legal 500 highlighted each group's reputation for quality work in the south Florida community, as well as in the national arena. "The [Restructuring & Bankruptcy] practice has a reputation for robust litigation. In Florida, it has been involved in some of the most complex and significant cases and its reach extends into the wider region and even across the nation as a whole," stated the publication. "[The firm] has a first class reputation for the land use and zoning work it does in south Florida. Outside of the usual real estate clients, the firm has a particularly strong niche in the hotel industry," it continued. "[The Real Estate] practice is recommended by clients for its 'outstanding lawyers.' The practice advised on several innovative real estate transactions." For more information, please visit:

In addition, Brian L. Bilzin, John C. Sumberg, Scott L. Baena, Stanley B. Price, Mindy A. Mora, Carter N. McDowell, Howard E. Nelson and James W. Shindell were individually recognized for their extensive experience in their respective practice areas. Published for more than 20 years, The Legal 500 is considered to be a comprehensive listing that provides global recommendations across 100+ countries.

About Bilzin Sumberg

Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP is a full-service commercial law firm based in Florida. The firm has extensive experience in the areas of corporate and securities; environmental; government relations; land use; litigation; real estate; restructuring and bankruptcy; technology & telecommunications; tax and wealth transfer. For more information, please visit our website at

Brian L. Bilzin
John C. Sumberg
Scott L. Baena
Retired, Former Partner
Stanley B. Price
Chair, Land Development & Government Relations Practice Group
Howard E. Nelson
Partner, Head of Environmental Practice
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