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Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP


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.

Migrating South

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.

COVID-19 Update

We have transitioned to a fully virtual recruiting, interview, and selection process.

Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP

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

Firm Stats

Managing Partner: Albert E. Dotson, Jr.
Chairman: John C. Sumberg
Hiring Partner: Mellissa Pallet-Vasquez
Total No. Attorneys (2021):
100 - 150
Billable-Hour Requirement:

Base Salary

First Year: $215,000
Summer Associate: $3,076/week

No. of U.S. Offices: 1

No. of International Offices: 0

Major Office Locations

Miami, FL

Major Departments

Commercial Litigation
Private Wealth & Tax
*See firm website for complete list of practice areas and industries.