Bilzin Sumberg

Bilzin Sumberg is a law firm located in the heart of Miami. Unlike many of its competitors, Bilzin Sumberg is an indigenous firm, which means that we are deeply committed to and engrained in the commercial life of South Florida. Our lawyers are deeply integrated in the city’s business, legal and government sectors. Moreover, our lawyers and staff are involved in a wide spectrum of community initiatives, underscoring how the firm has become synonymous with Miami and its surrounding areas.

In a case that should serve as a warning to all Florida counties, the Florida Supreme Court recently struck down a voter-approved Hillsborough County charter amendment that created a 30-year, one-percent sales tax that could only be used to fund public transportation. The amendment also established an oversight committee responsible for ensuring that the tax proceeds were used for public transit. Challenging the amendment, a Hillsborough County Commissioner and resident argued that the oversight committee…
Observers of the South Florida real estate industry don’t go very long without seeing headlines about Miami’s hot commercial real estate market. COVID-19 perhaps has only added to the growth of the market. But even in South Florida where the pandemic hasn’t blunted the market, it has indeed shifted trends and dynamics. On February 2nd, Nitin Motwani, Managing Principal of Miami Worldcenter, and Anthony De Yurre, Partner in Bilzin Sumberg’s Land Development and Government Relations…
The National Defense Authorization Act for 2021 enacted on January 1, 2021 contains Title LXI, the Corporate Transparency Act (“Act”). It institutes new reporting requirements for legal entities with few employees and limited purposes. The Act requires reporting to the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network of the Department of the Treasury (“FinCEN”)   by so-called “reporting companies.” Reporting is required for the names of individuals having an ownership interest of 25% or more of the equity or…
The National Defense Authorization Act for 2021 was enacted on January 1, 2021. While this Bill appears to apply only to the Defense Department, Division F deals with money laundering and contains Title LXI, the Corporate Transparency Act. This legislation will have a broad reach affecting the creation of legal entities used in a variety of business contexts. The purpose of the Corporate Transparency Act (“Act”) is to disclose the individuals behind faceless legal entities…