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Bilzin Sumberg Names Two New Partners

Press Release
January 1, 2012

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Miami, FL. Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP is pleased to announce that Melissa C. Pallett-Vasquez and David T. Schubauer have been elected as new partners, effective January 1, 2012. Ms. Pallett-Vasquez joins the partnership in the firm's Litigation Group and Schubauer became partner in the firm's Corporate & Securities Group.

"We are pleased to announce that Melissa and David have been selected to become partners of the firm," said John C. Sumberg, managing partner of Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP. "They are exceptional attorneys who have made valuable contributions to the firm and we look forward to their continued growth.

'Melissa C. Pallett-Vasquez graduated with a J.D. from the University of Florida, Levin College of Law and focuses her practice on commercial contract disputes and real estate-related litigation. She has handled litigation involving class actions, multi-district litigation, construction defect and Chinese drywall claims, partnership disputes, employment contracts, business torts and securities claims. Ms. Pallett-Vasquez joined Bilzin Sumberg in 2005.

David T. Schubauer, graduated with a J.D. from the New York Law School. He concentrates his practice in the areas of securities law, mergers and acquisitions and general corporate law. Mr. Schubauer represents public and private companies in a broad range of corporate transactions, including public offerings, PIPEs, private equity, debt and venture capital transactions, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions and organizing private investment funds. Mr. Schubauer joined Bilzin Sumberg in 2006.

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 www.bilzin.com.

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