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Bilzin Sumberg represents domestic and international clients ranging in size from individual investors to large, privately-held and publicly-traded companies in the following areas:

Litigation

Our litigators handle a wide range of matters including administrative & regulatory proceedings, antitrust, appellate, bankruptcy litigation, class actions, commercial foreclosures & receiverships, eminent domain, environmental litigation, insurance coverage disputes, investigations & white collar defense, lender liability & banking disputes, partnerships, shareholder and corporate governance, professional liability and securities fraud.

Arbitration

Bilzin Sumberg attorneys including José M. Ferrer provide sophisticated counsel in arbitration, mediation, early neutral evaluation and conciliation. The group represents clients under numerous arbitration institutions and rules, including the American Arbitration Association, the International Centre for Dispute Resolution, the London Court of International Arbitration, the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes, and the International Chamber of Commerce – International Court of Arbitration. We also serve as arbitrators in disputes conducted in both English and Spanish.

Real Estate Investment

We are trusted advisors to clients in every sector of the commercial real estate industry: hotels and resorts, mixed-use projects, condominiums, office buildings, retail centers, industrial facilities, apartment buildings, residential communities, marinas, entertainment facilities, sports arenas and golf courses. Our reputation as a go-to law firm for the spectrum of real estate issues is echoed by publications such as Chambers USA, which regularly ranks Bilzin Sumberg in the first tier of real estate and land use firms.

Land Development

Bilzin Sumberg has represented foreign and domestic owners, developers and investors across Florida, the product of which has literally reshaped the skyline of our city.

Our attorneys have substantial regulatory and government relations experience, and strong relationships with highly qualified experts, consultants, government officials, and business leaders throughout Florida and beyond. We help our clients to reduce the length of the approval process, secure and negotiate effective government contracts, and defend against regulatory actions.

Finance, Foreign Investment & Tax

Bilzin Sumberg represents businesses and investors from Latin America, Europe and Asia looking to acquire U.S. assets. We also assist European and Asian investors leveraging South Florida as a gateway for potential Latin American investments. Our International Inbound capabilities include assisting clients with establishing U.S. operations, acquiring U.S.-based businesses, joint venturing with U.S. partners, and international estate planning.

Often partnering with our client’s accountants and investment advisors, we assist in structuring our client’s U.S. and foreign investments to maximize U.S. tax advantages and advise them on tax-efficient methods of transferring those investments to succeeding generations.

Public-Private Partnerships

Our attorneys have extensive experience in public-private projects including rail and transit facilities, marinas, sports facilities, hospitals, water treatment plants and recycling facilities, and community infrastructure developments. We have been the key legal representation on various multi-billion dollar public-private partnerships in South Florida.

Hospitality, Leisure & Restaurants

Whether restructuring debt for a destination resort, solidifying franchising agreements for a restaurant chain, or assisting a hotel owner with an acquisition or disposition, Bilzin Sumberg’s attorneys have decades of relevant experience working on some of the most prominent hospitality developments.

Construction

At Bilzin Sumberg, we have been active in working with foreign and domestic investors in the construction industry since our inception, and we have continued our tradition of working on large-scale and complex real estate transactions. We work with a wide range of foreign real estate developers, REITs, construction companies, investment funds, and high-net worth individuals on a broad scope of matters involving construction.

For more information, visit www.bilzin.com.