More than Half of Partners Ranked Best Lawyers in America 2012

Press Release
October 17, 2011

Miami, FL.- Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP is pleased to announce that more than half of its partners have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2012.

In addition, Scott L. Baena and Stanley B. Price were named the Best Lawyers "Lawyers of the Year - Miami" for 2012 in Bankruptcy Litigation and Environmental Law, respectively. Only a single lawyer in each specialty in each community is honored as the Lawyer of the Year."

"We are proud to have so many of our partners honored by their peers in this way," says John C. Sumberg, Managing Partner. "Recognition as a Best Lawyer speaks to our partners' reputation in the legal community, and their commitment to excellence in their fields."

While fewer than 3% of all lawyers in the country were selected for inclusion in the publication, more than half of the firm's Litigation Group partners were among those listed. As the firm's second largest practice, the Litigation Group is consistently recognized as a leading litigation practice statewide by other publications such as Chambers USA and Benchmark Litigation, and its attorneys as top-tier practitioners.

National in scope, Bilzin Sumberg's Litigation Group focuses on complex commercial matters spanning a multitude of industries. The group's attorneys have counseled clients in litigation and appeals in all Florida state and federal trial and appellate courts, and have also appeared in federal trial courts in more than a dozen states around the country.

The partners listed in the 2012 edition of Best Lawyers in America are:

Suzanne M. Amaducci-Adams, Partner, Real Estate

Alan D. Axelrod, Chair, Corporate & Securities

Scott L. Baena, Chair, Restructuring & Bankruptcy

Brian L. Bilzin, Partner, Real Estate

Albert E. Dotson, Jr. Practice Group Leader, Land Use & Government Relations

A. Vicky Garcia-Toledo, Partner, Land Use & Government Relations

Richard M. Goldstein, Chair, Tax

Steven D. Lear, Partner, Corporate & Securities

Carter N. McDowell, Partner, Land Use & Government Relations

Eileen Ball Mehta, Partner, Land Use & Government Relations

Mindy A. Mora, Partner, Restructuring & Bankruptcy

Marshall R. Pasternack, Partner, Corporate & Securities

Stanley B. Price, Chair, Land Use & Government Relations

Jay M. Sakalo, Practice Group Leader, Restructuring & Bankruptcy

Martin A. Schwartz, Partner, Real Estate

James W. Shindell, Chair, Real Estate

H. Allan Shore, Co-Chair, Wealth Transfer

Howard E. Nelson, Chair, Environmental

Carey A. Stiss, Partner, Real Estate

John C. Sumberg, Managing Partner, Real Estate

David W. Trench, Partner, Litigation

Robert W. Turken, Partner, Litigation

Samuel C. Ullman, Partner, Tax

Mitchell E. Widom, Practice Group Leader, Litigation

About Bilzin Sumberg

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

Scott L. Baena
Retired, Former Partner
Stanley B. Price
Chair, Land Development & Government Relations Practice Group
Suzanne M. Amaducci-Adams
Chair, Real Estate
Alan D. Axelrod
Chair, Corporate & Finance
Brian L. Bilzin
Founding Partner
Albert E. Dotson, Jr.
Managing Partner
Richard M. Goldstein
Chair, Tax & Private Wealth
Eileen Ball Mehta
Of Counsel
John C. Sumberg
David W. Trench
General Counsel
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