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.
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. As a result, Bilzin attorneys have a deep knowledge of the South Florida market, and many international companies doing business in Florida turn to the firm.
Deep Miami Ties
Bilzin Sumberg is a full-service firm with transactional, litigation, governmental, and private wealth and tax practices. The firm’s attorneys are deeply integrated into Miami's business, legal, and government communities. Latin American markets are at the core of the firm’s international practice, which has a global reach in areas like international inbound and outbound transactions, mergers & acquisitions, estate practices, and real estate development and construction. Many of the firm's attorneys are fluent in Spanish or Portuguese.
Closer to home, Bilzin Sumberg has been at the core of many high-profile Miami transactions. In recent years, the firm spearheaded the $60 million sale of Miami’s Jungle Island park, navigated the Miami Dolphins’ stadium renovation (which led to the new Hard Rock Stadium being awarded the 2020 Super Bowl), and represented All Aboard Florida in its $2.4 billion high-speed passenger rail project connecting South and Central Florida. Given the firm’s major role itself in Miami land development, Bilzin Sumberg is a recognized thought leader in the Miami-Dade County real estate and infrastructure scenes, evidenced by initiatives such as the firm’s annual South Florida Redevelopment Conference.
A Model for Law Firm Philanthropy
Bilzin Sumberg’s ties to the Miami community extend well beyond the professional services it offers. The firm’s “Bilzin Sumberg Cares” program, implemented more than a decade ago, is the manifestation of the firm’s long-standing commitment to community service. Through the program, attorneys take part in initiatives such as cancer walks, toy drives, pro bono legal clinics, and more. The firm also hosts an annual day of service where every employee gives time to a local organization, helping with projects from painting buildings and classrooms to planting gardens to assembling furniture and technology.
We have transitioned to a fully virtual recruiting, interview, and selection process.
News & Awards
Attorneys Featured in Most Effective Lawyers for 2020: Now in its 16th year, DBR's “Most Effective Lawyers” features attorneys who demonstrate consistency obtaining favorable results for clients. Other criteria include obstacles overcome, impact on public policy and business interests, and the professional track record of the nominees.
2021 Best Law Firms: Bilzin Sumberg is pleased to announce the firm has been nationally and regionally recognized by Best Lawyers® as one of the 2021 "Best Law Firms". The annual report ranked 31 Bilzin Sumberg practice areas, spanning across all of the firm's practice groups. Earlier this year, more than 60 percent of Bilzin Sumberg partners were ranked in the publication's 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©.
Albert E. Dotson, Jr. Recognized on Florida Trend's Florida 500 List: Bilzin Sumberg congratulates managing partner Albert E. Dotson, Jr. on being recognized as one of "Florida's Most Influential Business Leaders" on Florida Trend's Florida 500 List. This annual list highlights leaders who have a wide sphere of activity and embody the growing diversity of Florida's business community.
1450 Brickell Avenue
Miami, FL 33131
Phone: (305) 374-7580
Managing Partner: Albert E. Dotson, Jr.
Chairman: John C. Sumberg
Hiring Partner: Marshall R. Pasternack
Total No. Attorneys 2021:
100 - 150
First Year: $160,000
Summer Associate: $3,076/week
Jessica L. Buchsbaum
Chief Legal Talent Officer
No. of U.S. Offices: 1
No. of International Offices: 0
Private Wealth & Tax
*See firm website for complete list of practice areas and industries.