Miami, FL – Bilzin Sumberg is pleased to announce that Chambers and Partners, one of the most prestigious legal listings in the world, recognized 23 Bilzin Sumberg lawyers in its 2012 edition of leading law firms and lawyers in the United States. Chambers USA ranks preeminence in key practice areas and achievements within the last year, considering complexity of work, firm growth and client service.
This year, Bilzin Sumberg was ranked Band 1, the highest ranking a law firm can receive, in Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Real Estate and Zoning/Land Use. The firm was also recognized in the Chambers USA practice areas of Antitrust, Banking & Finance, Construction, Corporate, Environment, Litigation: General Commercial and Tax. New to this year's list is Environmental Associate, Cristina A. Lumpkin, recognized as an "Associate to Watch."
Bilzin Sumberg's recently expanded Litigation Group moved up one band from last year's ranking. Within the past year, the firm's Litigation Group has grown in size and reputation with the recent additions of two renowned trial lawyers, Marty L. Steinberg and Jeffrey W. Gutchess. One interviewee described Steinberg, co-chair alongside Michael N. Kreitzer, as "one of the best lawyers in the state." In June of 2011, David M. Gersten, former Judge in Florida's Third District Court of Appeal, also joined the firm as head of the Appellate Practice group.
According to sources quoted in Chambers USA, "They [Bilzin Sumberg lawyers] are well respected in the community and every attorney I have dealt with at the firm has been very professional." Another source described the firm as "a strong team with business savvy."
Rankings for each practice group and attorney are listed below:
Banking & Finance: Transactional
Robert M. Siegel (Band 2)
Bankruptcy/Restructuring (Band 1)
Scott L. Baena (Band 1)
Mindy A. Mora (Band 2)
Jay M. Sakalo
Corporate/M&A & Private Equity
Alan D. Axelrod (Band 2)
Steven D. Lear
Marshall R. Pasternack
Howard E. Nelson (Band 2)
Cristina A. Lumpkin (Associate to Watch)
Litigation: General Commercial (Band 2)
Michael N. Kreitzer
Marty L. Steinberg (Band 1)
Real Estate (Band 1)
Brian L. Bilzin (Band 1)
James W. Shindell (Band 2)
Carey A. Stiss
John C. Sumberg (Band 1)
Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use (Band 1)
Brian S. Adler
Albert E. Dotson, Jr.
A. Vicky Garcia-Toledo
Carter N. McDowell (Band 2)
Stanley B. Price (Band 1)
Richard M. Goldstein (Band 2)
Samuel C. Ullman (Senior Statesman)
About Bilzin Sumberg
Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP is a commercial law firm with extensive experience in the areas of antitrust, commercial finance, corporate and securities, environmental law, land use and government relations, international, litigation, real estate, restructuring and bankruptcy, tax and wealth preservation planning. For more information, please visit www.bilzin.com.