Chambers USA Ranks Over 50% of Partners; Shortlists Firm for Real Estate Award

Press Release
May 04, 2018

Miami, FL – Bilzin Sumberg is pleased to announce more than 50% of the Firm's partners have been recognized as leaders in their respective fields in the 2018 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 is 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 Banking & Finance practice advanced to Band 3 this year and the Environmental practice to Band 2. Additionally, Bilzin Sumberg was recognized in several other categories, including Bankruptcy/ Restructuring, Corporate, 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 received the esteemed title of "Senior Statesman."

This year, Litigation Partner Melissa Pallett-Vasquez advanced in the rankings from a "Recognized Practitioner" to Band 4, Real Estate Partner Adam Lustig was promoted to Band 3.

Quoted in Chambers USA, a client said of the Firm, "They provide excellent, highly attentive and responsive service and great value. In the Florida market, they are far and away the finest firm I have worked with in terms of talent and results."

In addition to the 2018 Chambers USA rankings, Bilzin Sumberg's Real Estate and Land Development & Government Relations practice groups were shortlisted for the 2018 Chambers USA Awards in the Real Estate category. They are recognized for their impressive work related to traditional real estate and land use and zoning over the past year. This is the third time in the past fifteen years that the Firm has been shortlisted for the prominent national award, which places Bilzin Sumberg alongside some of the nation's largest law firms including: DLA Piper, Fried Frank, Gibson Dunn, Greenberg Traurig, King & Spalding, Mayer Brown, and Skadden Arps.

Attorney and Practice Group Rankings:

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

Banking & Finance (Band 3)

Robert M. Siegel (Band 2)

Bankruptcy/Restructuring (Band 2)
Scott L. Baena (Senior Statesman)
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 2)

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


International Private Client (Global-Wide)
Hal Webb (Band 4)

Litigation: General Commercial (Band 2)
Michael N. Kreitzer (Band 3)
Melissa Pallett-Vasquez (Band 4)
Mitchell E. Widom (Band 3)

Real Estate (Band 1)
Suzanne M. Amaducci-Adams (Band 2)
Brian L. Bilzin (Band 1)
Adam D. Lustig (Band 3)
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)

For full details on Bilzin Sumberg's rankings in Chambers USA 2018, please visit Chambers and Partners.

About Bilzin Sumberg
Bilzin Sumberg works with clients whose business and legal opportunities and challenges span the United States and cross borders to Europe, Latin America, Canada, the Middle East, and Asia. The firm's growth has paralleled that of its Miami home base, a region known for its rich cultural, social, and professional diversity. Bilzin Sumberg lawyers concentrate on services at the heart of both regional and international commerce, including real estate, land development and government relations, environmental, corporate law, joint ventures, domestic and international tax and estate planning, business litigation, finance, and public/private partnerships. For more information, please visit bilzin.com.

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