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Sixty Percent of Bilzin Sumberg Partners Recognized in the 2022 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America

Press Release
August 19, 2021

Miami, FL – Bilzin Sumberg is proud to announce more than 60% of the firm's partners were recognized in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. This is the eleventh consecutive year that more than half of the firm's partners made this prestigious list.

Two of the firm's partners were selected for the 2022 Best Lawyers® "Lawyer of the Year" award, an honor presented each year to a single outstanding lawyer by practice area and city. Albert E. Dotson, Jr. was selected in the Government Relations category and Javier F. Aviñó was selected for the Land Use and Zoning Law category.

Additionally, Johnathan T. Ayers, Construction Partner, Paul J. D'Alessandro, Jr., Tax Attorney, Ilana Drescher, Litigation Attorney, Jake M. Greenberg, Litigation Attorney, Carly Grimm, Land Development & Government Relations Attorney, Michael C. Larmoyeux, Construction Attorney, and Alexander G. Leon, Construction Attorney, were recognized with the "Best Lawyers: Ones To Watch" award. This award recognizes attorneys who are earlier in their careers for outstanding professional excellence in private practice in the United States.

The following Bilzin Sumberg partners were listed in 2022 The Best Lawyers in America© categories:

  • Brian S. Adler - Litigation - Land Use and Zoning; Real Estate Law
  • Suzanne M. Amaducci Adams - Real Estate Law
  • Javier F. Aviñó - Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Alan D. Axelrod - Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Brian L. Bilzin - Real Estate Law
  • Jon Chassen - Real Estate Law
  • Albert E. Dotson, Jr. - Government Relations Practice; Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Richard M. Goldstein - Tax Law
  • A. Vicky Leiva - Administrative / Regulatory Law; Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Cristina Arana Lumpkin - Environmental Law
  • Joy Spillis Lundeen - Construction Law; Litigation - Construction
  • Adam D. Lustig - Real Estate Law
  • Carter N. McDowell - Environmental Law; Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Eileen Ball Mehta - Land Use and Zoning Law; Litigation - Environmental; Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
  • Kelly Ruane Melchiondo - Construction Law
  • Marjie C. Nealon - Real Estate Law
  • Howard E. Nelson - Environmental Law; Litigation - Environmental
  • Melissa C. Pallett-Vasquez - Commercial Litigation
  • Marshall R. Pasternack - Corporate Law; Securities / Capital Markets Law
  • Felix X. Rodriguez - Construction Law; Litigation - Construction
  • Jay M. Sakalo - Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Litigation - Bankruptcy
  • Jose Sariego - International Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Martin A. Schwartz - Real Estate Law
  • James W. Shindell - Real Estate Law
  • Phillip S. Sosnow - Real Estate Law
  • John C. Sumberg - Real Estate Law
  • David W. Trench - Commercial Litigation; Litigation - Real Estate
  • Robert W. Turken - Commercial Litigation
  • Hal J. Webb - Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law; Tax Law; Trusts and Estates
  • Mitchell E. Widom - Commercial Litigation; Litigation - Real Estate; Litigation - Trusts and Estates
  • Jennifer Wioncek - Tax Law; Trusts and Estates
  • Shawn P. Wolf - Tax Law

Lawyers named to The Best Lawyers in America© publication were recognized by their peers in the legal industry for their professional excellence. For the 2022 Edition, more than 10 million peer evaluations were analyzed, which resulted in the inclusion of more than 66,000 lawyers, or approximately 5% of lawyers in private practice in the United States.

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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Brian S. Adler

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Partner
Suzanne M. Amaducci-Adams

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Partner, Head of Real Estate
Javier F. Aviñó

Javier F. Aviñó

Partner, Land Development & Government Relations Practice Group Leader
Alan D. Axelrod

Alan D. Axelrod

Partner
Brian L. Bilzin

Brian L. Bilzin

Founding Partner
Jon Chassen

Jon Chassen

Senior Counsel
Albert E. Dotson, Jr.

Albert E. Dotson, Jr.

Managing Partner
Ilana Drescher

Ilana Drescher

Associate
Richard M. Goldstein

Richard M. Goldstein

Partner, Tax & Private Wealth Group Chair
Jake M. Greenberg

Jake M. Greenberg

Associate
Carly S. Grimm

Carly S. Grimm

Associate
A. Vicky Leiva

A. Vicky Leiva

Partner
Alexander G. Leon

Alexander G. Leon

Associate
Joy Spillis Lundeen

Joy Spillis Lundeen

Partner, Construction Practice Group Leader
Adam D Lustig

Adam D Lustig

Partner, Real Estate Practice Group Leader
Eileen Ball Mehta

Eileen Ball Mehta

Of Counsel
Howard E. Nelson

Howard E. Nelson

Partner, Head of Environmental Practice
Jay M. Sakalo

Jay M. Sakalo

Partner, Business Finance & Restructuring and Corporate Practice Group Leader
Jose Sariego

Jose Sariego

Partner
John C. Sumberg

John C. Sumberg

Chairman
David W. Trench

David W. Trench

Partner, General Counsel
Hal J. Webb

Hal J. Webb

Partner
Jennifer J. Wioncek

Jennifer J. Wioncek

Partner, Tax & Private Wealth Practice Group Leader
Shawn P. Wolf

Shawn P. Wolf

Partner
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