Bilzin Sumberg: USA - Florida, Miami

Bilzin Sumberg: USA - Florida, Miami


Bilzin Sumberg is a Miami-based commercial law firm dedicated to delivering the highest quality legal counsel to a wide range of distinguished clients. Through experience, talent and a sophisticated understanding of complex legal and corporate nuances, the firm helps guide, protect and grow its clients' businesses. Bilzin Sumberg is the firm of choice for international and domestic companies doing business in Florida, and is at the helm of many of the region's exciting projects and most complex cases. A concentrated presence in Florida, coupled with our global reputation for excellence, has secured our position as Florida's preeminent law firm. Our clients' industries vary from financial services to healthcare, hospitality, real estate, manufacturing, transportation, homebuilding and more.

Bilzin Sumberg's main areas of practice include:

Construction: The Construction Group provides counsel regarding a wide variety of construction related risk management, litigation, dispute resolution issues, and construction financing. The Group’s extensive experience in negotiating and drafting design and construction agreements helps to prevent disputes regarding the expectations of the parties. Following completion and disposition of a project, the Group assists clients in resolving warranty and latent defect claims. The firm’s construction attorneys represent clients in disputes arising from design and construction agreements, including construction defect and delay claims, surety bonds, insurance coverage, construction liens and warranty claims. They possess extensive experience litigating complex construction disputes in federal and state courts, as well as in mediation and arbitration.

Corporate & Finance: Bilzin Sumberg’s corporate attorneys work with both public and private companies. They represent clients in M&A transactions, including sales and recapitalizations, and in corporate finance and capital markets transactions, such as private equity, venture capital, public and private offerings of equity, and debt securities. The group also handles Securities Exchange Act reporting, corporate governance, and general corporate matters such as non-competition arrangements, executive compensation, and licensing. The firm’s finance attorneys focus on counseling clients on commercial finance transactions, corporate restructuring, and insolvency proceedings throughout the United States. They represent debtors and creditors in bankruptcy proceedings, and assists in complex finance structurings, such as asset-based lending and cash flow financings, letter of credit facilities, mezzanine and subordinated debt offerings, intercreditor arrangements, workouts, and recapitalizations.

Environmental: Bilzin Sumberg’s Environmental Group provides innovative solutions to a wide range of environmental issues faced by Florida’s development and redevelopment community. Additionally, the group’s attorneys - many drawing from previous career experience as land use and environmental planners - offer skilled guidance through strategic risk management and responsible growth planning. The Group serves as counsel to developers of residential, industrial, and commercial properties, handling pre-acquisition environmental due diligence, site assessment and remediation, permitting at local, state, and federal levels, as well as permitting, compliance and construction-related disputes.

Land Development & Government Relations: Bilzin Sumberg’s Land Development and Government Relations Group represents both public and private clients on matters securing government contracts, permitting, zoning, and regulatory relief from government agencies. Attorneys are skilled in land use and growth management, platting and replatting, zoning, government contracts, and procurement. They have extensive experience representing clients in all types of regulatory and enforcement actions throughout Florida involving local, state, and federal agencies, and have served as special counsel to several Florida local governments and governmental authorities.

Litigation: Bilzin Sumberg’s Litigation Group maintains a national practice in complex commercial litigation, with broad experience in litigation planning and analysis, alternative dispute resolution, trial, and appeal. Our attorneys handle antitrust matters, partnership disputes, business torts, breach of contract, construction defects, class actions, insurance coverage disputes, intellectual property, data privacy and security actions, lender liability and banking, bankruptcy, probate litigation, franchise disputes, products liability litigation, and real property disputes.

Real Estate: Bilzin Sumberg’s Real Estate Group provides legal counsel in Florida and nationally across a broad range of real estate practices, including financing, purchases and sales, development, and leasing. The group provides counsel related to all types of matters involving commercial and residential properties, including hotels, mixed-use, marinas, residential, retail, office buildings, industrial properties, entertainment facilities, and undeveloped land. The firm’s Affordable Housing & Tax Credit Practice works in tandem with the Real Estate Group to provide a one-stop-shop for workforce and affordable housing, representing developers on matters involving tax credit equity, tax-exempt bond closings, income housing tax credits, and grants and loans issued by federal, state, and local governmental authorities. Finally, Bilzin Sumberg's Real Estate Capital Markets Team is active in all aspects of the CMBS industry, including loan servicing, negotiation and analysis of pooling and servicing agreements, mezzanine financing, B-piece and other certificate acquisitions and sales and companion loan transactions.

Public-Private Partnerships: Bilzin Sumberg’s Public-Private Partnerships (P3) Team has been the key legal representation on various multi-billion-dollar P3s in Florida. The firm’s P3 attorneys have extensive experience in public-private projects, including rail and transit facilities, airports, marinas, sports facilities, convention centers, healthcare/life sciences facilities, educational institutions, water and sewer facilities, parking structures, and various infrastructure developments.

Tax & Private Wealth: Bilzin Sumberg’s Tax & Private Wealth Group counsels foreign and domestic corporations on a wide range of state, federal, and international tax issues that arise out of complex corporate transactions. Bilzin Sumberg’s attorneys also provide highly customized wealth preservation and estate planning services for high-net-worth individuals, families, and closely-held businesses, as well as family offices, non-profit organizations, fiduciaries, and trustees. The team helps clients achieve familial succession, philanthropic, and asset preservation goals. Bilzin Sumberg also serves as counsel to personal representatives, trustees, and beneficiaries with estate and trust administration.

Practice areas

  • Construction
  • Corporate & Finance
  • Environmental
  • Land Development & Government Relations
  • Litigation
  • Public-Private Partnerships
  • Real Estate
  • Tax & Private Wealth

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