Florida Trend Recognizes Bilzin Sumberg Attorneys Among "Legal Elite"

Press Release
July 01, 2015

Miami, FL – Bilzin Sumberg announced today that several of its partners were named in Florida Trend’s Legal Elite 2015 edition, an honor that less than two percent of attorneys statewide are selected to receive. The annual publication recognizes top lawyers in the state as selected by their peers.

Scott L. Baena, Chair of Bilzin Sumberg's Business Finance & Restructuring Group, was included among a select group of attorneys in the publication's "Legal Elite Hall of Fame," an honor given to practitioners who have been consistently ranked in the top tier of the Legal Elite. Scott has also been the recipient of Chambers USA’s highest ranking in Restructuring & Bankruptcy since the publication’s inaugural year in Florida, and has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America for over 25 years.

The following Bilzin Sumberg attorneys were included in the 2015 edition of Florida Trend's Legal Elite:

Scott L. Baena, Partner, Business Finance & Restructuring (Hall of Fame)
José M. Ferrer, Partner, Litigation
Patrick J. Lannon, Partner, Wills, Trusts & Estates
Martin A. Schwartz, Partner, Real Estate


José M. Ferrer, Co-Chair of the International Group and Partner in Bilzin Sumberg's Litigation Group, has been listed as a Legal Elite attorney since 2005. Other notable awards include Florida Super Lawyers, Top 100 Miami Florida Super Lawyers as well as Top 100 Florida Super Lawyers, Benchmark Litigation, and South Florida Legal Guide Top Lawyers.

Patrick J. Lannon is a Partner in Bilzin Sumberg's Tax Group and board certified specialist in Wills, Trusts and Estates. Patrick has also been recognized by Florida Super Lawyers.

Martin A. Schwartz, Partner in Bilzin Sumberg's Real Estate Group, has been recognized by legal publications including Chambers USA, The Best Lawyers in America and South Florida Legal Guide. In 2013, he received the "Top Dealmaker of the Year" award from the Daily Business Review.

About Bilzin Sumberg
Bilzin Sumberg is a commercial law firm based in Florida. Our core practices include Business Finance & Restructuring, Corporate, Environmental, Land Development & Government Relations, International, Litigation, Real Estate and Tax. For more information, please visit bilzin.com.

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