Daily Business Review's Florida Trailblazers

Daily Business Review

Press Release
October 1, 2019

Miami, FL – Bilzin Sumberg is proud to congratulate partners Lori Lustrin, Howard E. Nelson, Melissa Pallett-Vasquez, Robert W. Turken, and Scott N. Wagner, on being featured in the inaugural edition of Daily Business Review's (DBR) Florida Trailblazers list. The publication highlights professionals who serve as agents of change and have made significant marks on policy and technological advancements of their practice.

Litigation partners Lori Lustrin and Melissa Pallett-Vasquez were profiled for their work on product labeling disputes, including their recent win in the defense of the makers of Vita Coco coconut water over alleged deceptive label claims regarding its origin.

Howard E. Nelson, environmental attorney, was instrumental in the passing of modifications to existing restrictions on wetland mitigation projects. The Florida Wetlands Mitigation Bill was approved this year and went into effect July 1.

Litigators Robert W. Turken, Scott N. Wagner, and Lori Lustrin have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars in price-fixing cases in the electronics industry and are working on antitrust cases in the food and beverage industry.

DBR held an open call for nominations and considered individuals from an array of different backgrounds, positions, and practice areas. A handful of individuals that demonstrated innovation and thought leadership were selected.

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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