Florida Trend recognizes Bilzin Sumberg Partners as Florida Legal Elite

Florida Trend

Press Release
June 22, 2020

Miami, FL – Bilzin Sumberg is pleased to announce that Litigation Partners, José M. Ferrer, and Melissa C. Pallett-Vazquez, were recognized in Florida Trend's Florida Legal Elite 2020 Edition. 

The publication recognizes highly regarded lawyers who have exemplified excellence in their practice, as determined by endorsements from their peers. The list represents less than 1.2% of the active Florida Bar members who practice in Florida.

José M. Ferrer has been a trial lawyer for two decades, representing clients in their most important business disputes, both domestically and internationally. José has represented clients across a variety of industries, including real estate, manufacturing, media and entertainment, talent management, banking and financial services, and telecommunications. José has been listed in Florida Trend's Legal Elite since 2005 and has also been recognized by South Florida Legal Guide, Benchmark Litigation, Florida Super Lawyers, Daily Business Review, and The Best Lawyers in America.

Melissa C. Pallett-Vasquez is a seasoned trial lawyer who handles complex business disputes in both federal and state courts, as well as arbitration. Melissa handles class action defense work with an emphasis on consumer products and consumer class claims, including those related to the food & beverage industries, deceptive labeling, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), and the insurance industry. She also represents clients in a number of areas, including contracts, partnership and joint venture agreements, defense of intentional tort claims, internal investigations, and intellectual property litigation. Melissa has been listed in Florida Trend's Legal Elite since 2007 and has also been recognized by Florida Super Lawyers, Benchmark Litigation, The Best Lawyers in America, Daily Business Review, and Chambers USA.

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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