The Best Lawyers in America: 62% of Partners Recognized

Press Release
August 17, 2017

Miami, FL – Bilzin Sumberg is proud to announce 62% of the Firm's Partners were recognized in the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. This is the seventh consecutive year more than half of the Firm's Partners made The Best Lawyers in America list.

Additionally, two of the Firm's Partners were selected for the 2018 Best Lawyers® "Lawyer of the Year" award, an honor presented each year to a single outstanding lawyer by practice area and city. Managing Partner John C. Sumberg was selected for the Lawyer of the Year award in the Real Estate Law category. While named Partner Alan D. Axelrod was selected for the Lawyer of the Year award in Mergers and Acquisitions Law.

Best Lawyers is a peer-review publication whose results are based on nearly five million detailed evaluations of lawyers by their peers. Since its inception over three decades ago, the publication has grown to include 145 practice areas covering 75 countries around the world and is considered one of the oldest and most respected peer review publications in the industry.

The following Bilzin Sumberg Partners were listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2018 categories:

  • Brian S. Adler (Litigation - Land Use and Zoning)*
  • Suzanne M. Amaducci-Adams (Real Estate Law)
  • Alan D. Axelrod (Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law)
  • Scott L. Baena (Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Litigation - Bankruptcy)
  • Brian L. Bilzin (Real Estate Law)
  • Jon Chassen (Real Estate Law)
  • Albert E. Dotson, Jr. (Government Relations Practice; Land Use and Zoning Law)
  • José M. Ferrer (International Arbitration - Commercial)*
  • Richard M. Goldstein (Tax Law)
  • A. Vicky Leiva (Administrative / Regulatory Law; Land Use and Zoning Law)
  • Adam D. Lustig (Real Estate Law)
  • Carter N. McDowell (Environmental Law; Land Use and Zoning Law)
  • Eileen Ball Mehta (Land Use and Zoning Law; Litigation - Environmental; Litigation - Land Use and Zoning)
  • Mindy A. Mora (Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Litigation - Bankruptcy)
  • Marjie C. Nealon (Real Estate Law)
  • Howard E. Nelson (Environmental Law; Litigation - Environmental)
  • Marshall R. Pasternack (Corporate Law)
  • Stanley B. Price (Environmental Law; Land Use and Zoning Law; Litigation - Land Use and Zoning; Real Estate Law)
  • Jay M. Sakalo (Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Litigation - Bankruptcy)
  • Martin A. Schwartz (Real Estate Law)
  • James W. Shindell (Real Estate Law)
  • John C. Sumberg (Real Estate Law)
  • David W. Trench (Commercial Litigation; Litigation - Real Estate)
  • Robert W. Turken (Commercial Litigation)
  • Samuel C. Ullman (Litigation and Controversy - Tax; Tax Law)
  • Hal J. Webb (Tax Law; Trusts and Estates)
  • Mitchell E. Widom (Commercial Litigation; Litigation - Real Estate; Litigation - Trusts and Estates)

(*) Lawyers who are listed for the first time in Best Lawyers.

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

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Scott L. Baena

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Brian L. Bilzin

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Jon Chassen

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Albert E. Dotson, Jr.

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Richard M. Goldstein

Richard M. Goldstein

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A. Vicky Leiva

A. Vicky Leiva

Partner
Adam Lustig

Adam Lustig

Partner, Real Estate Practice Group Leader
Eileen Ball Mehta

Eileen Ball Mehta

Of Counsel
Howard E. Nelson

Howard E. Nelson

Partner, Head of Environmental Practice
Stanley B. Price

Stanley B. Price

Chair, Land Development & Government Relations Practice Group
Jay M. Sakalo

Jay M. Sakalo

Partner, Business Finance & Restructuring and Corporate Practice Group Leader
John C. Sumberg

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