Chambers USA Ranks 24 Bilzin Sumberg Partners in the 2010 Edition

Miami, FL, June 23, 2010 --( Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP is pleased to announce that Chambers USA, one of the oldest and most prestigious legal listings in the world, has named the firm and 24 Bilzin Sumberg lawyers among its 2010 list of the leading law firms and lawyers in the world.

This year, the firm was ranked band 1, the highest ranking a law firm can receive, in Bankruptcy, Real Estate and Zoning/Land Use. Other practices recognized by Chambers USA include: Banking & Finance, Construction Litigation, Corporate/M&A, Environment, General Commercial Litigation, and Tax. Overall, the Bilzin Sumberg team increased its practice area and attorney rankings over last year’s listings, further demonstrating the firm's investment in, and development of, integral practice areas, as well as the firm’s commitment to preeminence in the legal industry.

"What sets the [Bilzin Sumberg] team apart is its willingness to understand the client's business, efficient staffing ... to produce good results, and its open communication," quoted Chambers USA. Bilzin Sumberg is "a team of smart and capable attorneys, which produces top-quality work."

Rankings for each practice group and attorney are listed below:

Bankruptcy (Band 1):
Scott L. Baena (Band 1)
Mindy A. Mora (Band 2)
Jay M. Sakalo (Band 4)

Litigation: General Commercial (Band 3):
William K. Hill (Band 3)
Michael N. Kreitzer (Band 4)
Robert W. Turken (Band 4)

Banking & Finance: Transactional:
Robert M. Siegel (Band 3)

Real Estate (Band 1):
Suzanne M. Amaducci-Adams (Band 4)
Brian L. Bilzin (Band 1)
James W. Shindell (Band 2)
Carey A. Stiss (Band 4)*
John C. Sumberg (Band 1)

Construction (Band 4)*

Corporate/M&A Private Equity (Band 2):
Alan D. Axelrod (Band 2)
Allison K. Hift (Band 4)
Steven D. Lear (Band 4)*
Marshall R. Pasternack (Band 4)*

Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use (Band 1):
Brian S. Adler (Band 4)
Albert E. Dotson, Jr. (Band 3)
A. Vicky Garcia-Toledo*
Carter N. McDowell (Band 2)
Stanley B. Price (Band 1)

Howard Nelson (Band 3)

Tax (Band 3):
Samuel C. Ullman (Senior Statesman)
Richard M. Goldstein (Band 2)

* Ranked for the first time.

About Bilzin Sumberg

Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP is a full-service commercial law firm with extensive experience in the areas of commercial finance; corporate and securities; environmental; government relations; land use; litigation; real estate; restructuring and bankruptcy; tax; and wealth transfer. For more information, please visit the firm’s website at

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