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About Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP

Bilzin Sumberg is a Miami-based commercial law firm with a wide range of domestic and international clients, from high-net-worth individuals, entrepreneurs, investors, and developers to Fortune 500 companies. The firm's core practices include Business Finance & Restructuring, Corporate, Environmental, Land Development & Government Relations, International, Litigation, Real Estate and Tax.

Building Florida

In 1998, two lawyers left their respective firms in New York and headed south to Miami to form a partnership that would end up becoming Bilzin Sumberg. Since its inception, Bilzin Sumberg has housed all of its attorneys under one roof in the heart of Miami, allowing the firm to embed itself in the local community and more easily work together. As a result, Bilzin attorneys’ have a deep knowledge of the South Florida market and is the firm of choice for many international companies doing business in Florida. Its attorneys are deeply integrated into Miami's business, legal, and government communities, handling inbound investment by foreign investors from Latin America and international arbitrations involving Latin America. Many of the firm's attorneys are fluent in Spanish or Portuguese.

Business without Boundaries

As the Miami market rebounds, the firm is at the forefront of South Florida's development. In addition to servicing clients from the world over, Bilzin Sumberg has implemented models in each practice group that assist in estimating costs for specific tasks and aligning pricing strategy with clients’ budgets. The firm’s legal project management ("LPM") program has received significant notice, and two of our partners sit on a national advisory council developed by industry consultants.

A Firm That Cares

For nearly a decade, Bilzin Sumberg Cares has been partnering with organizations such as the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America, the Miami-Dade Special Olympics, Voices for Children Foundation, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Miami, and numerous other non-profit organizations. Bilzin Sumberg participates in the Miami-Dade Special Olympics, led by Corporate & Tax Chair Alan D. Axelrod, who has participated in this event for more than 25 years.

Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP

1450 Brickell Avenue
23rd Floor
Miami, FL 33131
Phone: (305) 374-7580

Firm Stats

Managing Partner: John C. Sumberg
Hiring Partner: Marshall Pasternack

Base Salary

1st year: $145,000
Summer associate: $2,800/week

Employment Contact

Jessica L. Buchsbaum
Director of Legal Recruiting
(305) 374-7580

Major Office Locations

Miami, FL

Major Departments

Automotive Dealerships
Business Finance & Restructuring
Corporate & Tax
Financial Services
Land Development & Government Relations
Manufacturing & Distribution
Mortgage Banking
Public-Private Partnerships
Real Estate
Real Estate Funds
Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITS)
Sports & Entertainment