Florida Trend Recognizes Bilzin Sumberg Attorneys as Among 2017's "Legal Elite"

Press Release
June 23, 2017
Miami, FL – Bilzin Sumberg is pleased to announce that several partners were named in the 2017 edition of Florida Trend’s Legal Elite, an honor that fewer than 1.5 percent of attorneys statewide are selected to receive. The annual publication recognizes top lawyers in Florida as selected by their peers.

The following Bilzin Sumberg attorneys were included in the 2017 edition of Florida Trend's Legal Elite:

Scott L. Baena: Senior Special Counsel and Business Finance & Restructuring Group Chair (Hall of Fame)
Brian L. Bilzin: Founder and Real Estate Partner
José M. Ferrer: Litigation Partner and International Group Co-Chair
Patrick J. Lannon: Tax Partner
Adam Lustig: Real Estate Partner
Martin A. Schwartz: Real Estate Partner

Scott L. Baena, Senior Special Counsel and Chair of Business Finance & Restructuring, is included among the 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 Business Finance and Restructuring since the publication’s inaugural year in Florida, achieving Chamber's "Senior Statesman" recognition since 2016. Scott has also been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America for almost 30 years.

Brian L. Bilzin, founding Partner of Bilzin Sumberg and Partner in the Firm's Real Estate Group, has been consistently recognized by Chambers USA, The Best Lawyers in America, and Florida Super Lawyers. Brian has also been recognized as one of Bisnow's Miami Power 50 - The Most Influential Players in Commercial Real Estate.

José M. Ferrer, Co-Chair of the International Group and Partner in the Litigation Group, has been listed in Florida Trend's "Legal Elite" since 2005. José has also received recognition in Florida Super Lawyers, as well as Top 100 Florida Super Lawyers, Benchmark Litigation, and South Florida Legal Guide's Top Lawyers.

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

Adam D. Lustig, Partner in the Real Estate Group, has also been recognized by Florida Super Lawyers and The Best Lawyers in America. This year, Adam received the Greater Miami Jewish Federation's Stanley C. Myers Presidents' Leadership Award.

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 2015, he received the "Top Dealmakers 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 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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