Miami, FL – Bilzin Sumberg is pleased to announce four attorneys have been elected to the firm's partnership. Effective January 1, 2020, Litigators Kenneth Duvall and Adrian Felix, Real Estate, Corporate, and Land Development & Government Relations attorney Sara B. Herald, and Public-Private Partnerships attorney Andrej Micovic will become the firm's newest partners.
Kenneth Duvall focuses his commercial litigation practice on defending banks and lenders in financial services litigation, as well as on disputes arising from Director and Officer (D&O) liability claims. He has litigated and appeared in federal and state courts across the country and is committed to delivering positive results to his commercial and pro bono clients. Before entering private practice, he clerked for an appellate judge, which influenced his decision to become a litigator and continues to shape his approach. Kenneth obtained his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law and has been recognized as a "Rising Star" by Florida Super Lawyers.
Adrian K. Felix focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation across various industries, including construction, franchising, financial services, and hospitality. As part of his practice, he regularly litigates a variety of business disputes, such as breach of contract, fraud and misrepresentation, deceptive and unfair trade practices, enforcement of restrictive covenants, project delays, and lien claims, for domestic and international clients. He also has significant experience assisting real estate owners and developers in the management of distressed construction projects, as well as helping clients to navigate issues related to the multifaceted legal relationship between franchisors and franchisees. Adrian obtained his J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law and has been recognized as an "Up & Comer" by the South Florida Legal Guide.
Sara Barli Herald
Sara B. Herald's in-depth experience spans real estate, banking, commercial transactions, P3, mergers & acquisitions, and corporate reorganizations. Over the past two decades, Sara has been committed to optimizing companies and advancing communities with vision and leadership – working across the for-profit, non-profit, and public sectors. Her background as a C-level executive in seven verticals enables her to assist her clients in crafting creative solutions to complex business transactions, particularly those that involve the public sector. Sara has significant experience in leading non-profit organizations as a CEO, Board Member, and consulting strategic partner. She received her J.D. from the University of Miami and has been the recipient of many awards, among them, the American Red Cross Sara Hopkins Spectrum Award for Community Service and the Athena Award for Outstanding Business Woman.
Andrej Micovic brings a disciplined approach to project development and finance based on his extensive experience working on complex P3 and privately owned projects both in the U.S. and across Latin America. He routinely represents financial sponsors and developers in projects that rely on both public and private funding sources and across a variety of sectors—from transportation to renewable energy to social infrastructure. Andrej combines his strong project finance background with an in-depth understanding of procurement laws and processes. As a result, he is able to walk clients through the details of complex project documents, procurements and multi-tranche financing structures while keeping the “big picture” in mind. Andrej obtained his J.D. from Cornell Law School.
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