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Jay M. Sakalo Included Among South Florida Business Journal's 40 Under 40

Press Release
July 1, 2010

Miami, FL Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP announced today that Jay M. Sakalo, practice group leader and partner in the firm's Restructuring & Bankruptcy Group, was honored as one of South Florida's top 40 professionals in the South Florida Business Journal's annual 40 Under 40 edition. The 40 Under 40 listing recognizes professionals, like Mr. Sakalo, who have distinguished themselves as the community's most vital assets and acknowledges their role in making South Florida a better place to live and do business.

When asked about this honor, Mr. Sakalo stated he is, "honored by the recognition and proud to be included with such a talented and diverse group of professionals in our community."

Mr. Sakalo handles all facets of bankruptcy reorganizations and bankruptcy litigation. He has served as counsel to numerous debtors, creditors committees and purchasers of assets in complex chapter 11 cases throughout the country, including serving as debtors' counsel in the Fontainebleau Las Vegas Holdings bankruptcy cases, creditors' committee counsel in the W.R. Grace bankruptcy cases, and junior lienholder (now equity) counsel in the Mercedes Homes bankruptcy cases. Mr. Sakalo is also a member of the firm's Distressed Property Group and regularly represents borrowers, issuers and lenders in the negotiation of complex out-of-court workouts.

In addition to this distinction, Mr. Sakalo's professional accomplishments have been recognized in Chambers USA, SuperLawyers, The Best Lawyers in America, Florida Trend's Legal Elite, and South Florida Legal Guide (Top Lawyers in South Florida).

About Bilzin Sumberg

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

Jay M. Sakalo

Jay M. Sakalo

Partner, Business Finance & Restructuring and Corporate Practice Group Leader
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