Chambers USA Ranks over 55% of Bilzin Sumberg Partners Across 9 Practice Areas

Press Release
May 26, 2017

Miami, FL – Bilzin Sumberg is pleased to announce that over 55% of the Firm's partners have been recognized as leaders in their respective fields in the 2017 edition of Chambers USA, one of the most esteemed legal publications in the world. The Chambers USA guide annually ranks preeminence in key practice areas and achievements of law firms and lawyers throughout the country. The qualities on which rankings are assessed include technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence, commitment, and other qualities most valued by the client.

Bilzin Sumberg has been ranked Band 1, the highest ranking a law firm can receive, in three practice areas: Antitrust, Real Estate, and Zoning/Land Use. The Firm's practices were recognized in several additional categories, including Banking & Finance, Bankruptcy/ Restructuring, Corporate, Environmental, Litigation, and Tax.

Six Bilzin Sumberg partners have received the highest ranking, Band 1: Corporate Partner Alan D. Axelrod, Real Estate Partner Brian L. Bilzin, Environmental Chair Howard E. Nelson, Land Development & Government Relations Chair Stanley B. Price, Real Estate Partner John C. Sumberg, and Antitrust & Litigation Partner Robert W. Turken. Moreover, Business Finance & Restructuring Chair Scott L. Baena and Tax Senior Counsel Samuel C. Ullman have received the esteemed title of "Senior Statesman."

This year, two Bilzin Sumberg partners advanced their positions from "Up and Coming" attorneys to be included in Bands. Environmental Partner Cristina Arana Lumpkin ranked Band 3, and Business Finance & Restructuring Partner Jeffrey I. Snyder ranked Band 5. Tax Partner Summer Ayers LePree is newly recognized as an "Up and Coming" attorney and Litigation Partner Melissa Pallett-Vasquez is newly listed as a "Recognized Practitioner."

Quoted in Chambers USA, a client described their experience with the Firm as, "Absolutely wonderful - we couldn't be happier." Another source reported, "The team is stellar, experienced, knowledgeable and coordinated, with a wide range of expertise. They are dedicated and effective."

In addition to being recognized by Chambers USA, Bilzin Sumberg ranked Band 4 by Chambers Global 2017, placing it among the top 20 law firms worldwide for International Private Client Services.

Attorney and Practice Group Rankings:


Antitrust (Band 1)

Robert W. Turken (Band 1)
Scott N. Wagner (Band 2)

Banking & Finance (Band 4)
Robert M. Siegel (Band 2)

Bankruptcy/Restructuring (Band 2)
Scott L. Baena (Senior Statesman)
Mindy A. Mora (Band 2)
Jay M. Sakalo (Band 2)
Jeffrey I. Snyder (Band 5)

Corporate/M&A & Private Equity (Band 3)
Alan D. Axelrod (Band 1)
Marshall R. Pasternack (Band 3)

Environmental (Band 3)
Cristina Arana Lumpkin (Band 3)
Howard E. Nelson (Band 1)

Litigation: General Commercial (Band 2)
Michael N. Kreitzer (Band 3)
Melissa Pallett-Vasquez (Recognized Practitioner)
Mitchell E. Widom (Band 3)

Real Estate (Band 1)
Suzanne M. Amaducci-Adams (Band 2)
Brian L. Bilzin (Band 1)
Adam D. Lustig (Band 4)
Martin A. Schwartz (Band 4)
James W. Shindell (Band 2)
John C. Sumberg (Band 1)

Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use (Band 1)

Albert E. Dotson, Jr. (Band 2)
A. Vicky Leiva (Band 3)
Carter N. McDowell (Band 2)
Eileen Ball Mehta (Band 3)
Stanley B. Price (Band 1)

Tax (Band 2)
Summer Ayers LePree (Up & Coming)
Richard M. Goldstein (Band 2)
Jeffrey L. Rubinger (Band 2)
Samuel C. Ullman (Senior Statesman)

For full details on Bilzin Sumberg's rankings in Chambers USA 2017, please visit Chambers and Partners.

About Bilzin Sumberg
Bilzin Sumberg is a commercial law firm based in Florida. Our core practices include Antitrust, 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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