Bilzin Sumberg Partners Recognized As "Legal Elite "by Florida Trend

Press Release
July 01,2016
Miami, FL – Bilzin Sumberg is proud to announce that several of the Firm's partners were named in the 2016 edition of Florida Trend’s Legal Elite, 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, Senior Counsel and Chair of the 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 consistently earned high rankings in the annual Legal Elite voting. Scott has also been the recipient of Chambers USA’s highest ranking in Restructuring & Bankruptcy since the publication’s inaugural year in Florida, achieving Chamber's "Senior Statesman" recognition in 2016, and has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America for almost 30 years.

The following Bilzin Sumberg Partners were included in the 2016 edition of Florida Trend's Legal Elite: 

Scott L. Baena, Senior Counsel and Business Finance & Restructuring Group Chair (Hall of Fame)
José M. Ferrer, Litigation Partner and International Group Co-Chair
Adam D. Lustig, Real Estate Partner
Melissa C. Pallett-Vasquez, Litigation Partner 
Jay M. Sakalo, Business Finance & Restructuring Group Practice Group Leader
Martin A. Schwartz, Real Estate Partner
Mitchell E. Widom, Litigation Practice Group Leader

José M. Ferrer, Co-Chair of the International Group and Partner in the 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.

Adam D. Lustig is a Partner in the Real Estate Group. Adam has also been recognized by Florida Super Lawyers and The Best Lawyers in America.

Melissa C. Pallett-Vasquez, Partner in the Litigation Group, has been recognized by Benchmark Litigation as a "Future Star."

Martin A. Schwartz, Partner in the Real Estate Group, has been recognized by a variety of 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.

Jay M. Sakalo, Business Finance & Restructuring Practice Group Leader, has been recognized by Chambers USA since 2007. He has also been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America, and by Florida Super Lawyers as a Top 100 Miami Super Lawyers.

Mitchell E. Widom, Litigation Practice Group Leader, has also been recognized by Chambers USA, Florida Super Lawyers, and Benchmark Litigation.

About Bilzin Sumberg
Bilzin Sumberg is a commercial law firm with extensive experience in the areas of Business Finance & Restructuring, Corporate, Environmental, International, Land Development & Government Relations, Litigation, Real Estate and Tax & Estate Planning. For more information, please visit bilzin.com.
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