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Bilzin Sumberg Recognized as a Florida Powerhouse Firm by Law360

Press Release
August 5, 2021
MIAMI, FL – Bilzin Sumberg is pleased to announce that national legal publication Law360 has recognized the firm as one of Florida's regional powerhouse law firms for 2021. Bilzin Sumberg was selected for its involvement in high-profile matters and transactions across Florida, as well as its reputation as the go-to counsel of choice for business and community leaders in the state. Bilzin Sumberg was one of four Florida firms selected this year.

Widely regarded as the premier Florida-based commercial law firm, Bilzin Sumberg was lauded by Law360 for its strategic decision to house all firm attorneys in its Miami office and for continually cultivating its deep roots in the local community. Bilzin Sumberg Managing Partner, Albert E. Dotson, Jr. succinctly summed up the firm’s deep connection to the state in speaking to Law360: ‘We as a firm have evolved just as Florida has evolved, both in our practice areas and in our growth.’

The publication highlighted a number of transformative projects demonstrating the firm’s place working at the forefront of local growth and development. These include the ongoing expansion of the Brightline rail system; the $700 million monorail connecting downtown Miami and Miami Beach, which the represents the most critical infrastructure project in Miami-Dade County for decades; and the development of Starwood Capital Group’s new headquarters in Miami Beach- one of a number of high-profile corporate relocations that are reshaping South Florida’s economy.

In addition, Law360 noted Bilzin Sumberg’s combination of carefully constructed multi-disciplinary teams and its core business practice of cross-collaboration across practice groups, which has resulted in synergies that add value for clients.

"I can't think of the last deal that I worked on where I didn't work with another department on the transaction," said Jay Sakalo, the firm's business finance and restructuring and corporate practice leader. "Given that we have the single office, I can vouch for every lawyer in the firm. ... I have worked with every lawyer in the firm at some point in my career. And it really gives us an advantage when it comes to putting a team together."

Ultimately, Bilzin Sumberg’s recognition as a Florida powerhouse firm rested on its ability to cultivate unique advantages while maintaining its ability to compete with firms many times its size, with litigation practice group leader Philip Stein noting that the firm often ‘punches above its weight class.’

"Everyone doesn't have to be the large international firm with lots of offices and thousands and thousands of employees," added Suzanne M. Amaducci-Adams, head of real estate at Bilzin Sumberg. "You can be different and be successful."

The full Law360 article announcing Bilzin Sumberg’s selection is available here.

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 use and zoning, corporate law, joint ventures, international tax and estate planning, business litigation, finance, and public/private partnerships. For more information, please visit bilzin.com.

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