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1450 Brickell Avenue
23rd Floor
Miami, Florida 33131-3456, United States
Phone: 305.374.7580
Fax: 305.374.7593
Areas of Practice
  • Administrative Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Organizations
  • Business Torts
  • Class Action
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Construction Law
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Environmental Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Government
  • International Law & Trade
  • Litigation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Real Estate
  • Securities Law
  • Taxation
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
  • Zoning, Planning & Land Use
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Other U.S. Locations
  • Florida
Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

Further Opportunity to Extend Development Orders and Building Permits

On August 4, 2017, Governor Scott extended the previously declared State of Emergency issued for the Zika Virus for the seventh time, affording holders of permits and development orders an expanded opportunity to toll the period…more

Building Permits, Construction Industry, Construction Permits, Florida, Governor Scott

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Reform on the horizon for the popular EB-5 Program

The 2016 political season has kicked into high gear, sparking lively discussions about major issues affecting the country. Two of the most significant issues being debated among the candidates are the economy and immigration…more

Affordable Housing, Construction Industry, DHS, EB-5, Foreign Investment

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2015 Economic Outlook. Blue Skies Ahead.

Renowned economist Hugh F. Kelly (PhD, CRE), Clinical Professor in New York University’s Schack Institute of Real Estate and the 2014 national Chairman of The Counselors of Real Estate, led a discussion at a CREW-Miami luncheon…more

Capital Markets, Commercial Real Estate Market, Economic Development, Miami, Real Estate Market

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eMerge Welcomes Guests with Iconic Opening Reception

Sunday night was a buzz at the opening reception for the 3rd annual eMerge conference located at the iconic 1111 Lincoln Road garage. The attendees enjoyed food, drinks and music, but the real discussion centered on the…more

Business Formation, Business Opportunities, Cuba, Emerging Markets, Entrepreneurs

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Real Estate Joint Venture Tips

A recent New York Times article described the increased presence of New York developers in the South Florida condominium market. The fact is that Miami real estate market has always been a seductive one for out of state…more

Condominiums, Joint Venture, Miami, Real Estate Development, Real Estate Investments

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Business Finance & Restructuring Q&A Series

The following discussion examines a number of factors that have complicated the bankruptcy process. It also offers a look at how out-of-court restructurings might be a more viable course for distressed business owners to…more

Commercial Bankruptcy, Debt Restructuring, Restructuring

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The Bilzin Sumberg New Miami Investment Survey

In This Issue: - Questions 1-10: Economy And Investments - Questions 11-15: Tourism, Infrastructure And Trade - Questions 16-20: Labor, Government And Florida Living For more information, please see full survey…more

Economic Development, Foreign Investment, Infrastructure

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El cielo es el límite

El cambiante paisaje urbano de Miami se prepara para su mayor mejora hasta el momento. Con la última decisión de la Administración Federal de Aviación de EE. UU. de permitir que los edificios alcancen una altura de 320 metros…more

Commercial Real Estate Market, Construction Industry, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Miami, Real Estate Development

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FDEP Issues Order to Restore Structural Damage Post Hurricane

Property Owners and Public and Private Entities: On September 5, 2017, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (“FDEP”) issued Emergency Final Order OGC. No. 17-0989 (the “Order”) in response to the anticipated…more

Department of Environmental Protection, Florida, Hurricane Irma, Natural Disasters, Property Damage

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Nuevas oportunidades de P3 para tecnología de gobiernos

Si bien las colaboraciones público-privadas (public-private partnerships, P3) se asocian con frecuencia a una infraestructura física, las P3 son esencialmente flexibles y pueden utilizarse para una prestación rentable y puntual…more

Infrastructure, Pending Legislation, Public Private Partnerships (P3s), Public Transit, Technology Sector

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Las P3 para el impacto social

Las agencias gubernamentales en todos los niveles están recurriendo cada vez más a las colaboraciones público-privadas (public-private partnerships, P3) para la entrega de nueva infraestructura pública. Sin embargo, la discusión…more

Construction Industry, Infrastructure, Project Finance, Public Private Partnerships (P3s), Public Projects

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Cómo los desarrolladores inmobiliarios del sur de Florida están reduciendo el riesgo de litigios

En los días previos a la Gran Recesión de 2008, las propiedades en todo el sur de Florida se compraban solamente para ser revendidas posteriormente con una ganancia. Este “intercambio” de propiedades culminó en un mercado…more

Construction Industry, Construction Litigation, Construction Project, Contract Terms, Contractors

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Lo que Cuba quiere de los inversores

Los inversores estadounidenses han conseguido llegar a Cuba. A comienzos de Febrero, el Departamento del Tesoro de EE. UU. aprobó la primera inversión estadounidense de importancia en Cuba desde 1959: la fábrica de tractores…more

Biotechnology, Cuba, Foreign Investment, Mining, Renewable Energy

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Q&A With Bilzin Sumberg's Richard Goldstein

Richard M. Goldstein is chairman of the tax and wealth preservation group in Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod's Miami office and represents numerous family businesses, U.S. residents and nonresident aliens, multinational…more

Estate Planning, Estate Tax, Income Taxes, International Tax Issues

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Art Basel: implicaciones tributarias para coleccionistas de arte estadounidenses e internacionales

Desde su lanzamiento en 2002, Art Basel Miami Beach se ha transformado en la que muchos consideran la feria de arte más prestigiosa e influyente de las Américas. La edición de 2014 recibió a más de 70 000 visitantes…more

Artists, Estate Tax, Tax Rates

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Housing Building Jumps in April

According to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Commerce, home builders have ratcheted up construction in April to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.135 million units. This is a 20.2% increase from March and is…more

Construction Industry, National Association of Home Builders, Real Estate Development, Real Estate Market

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Further Opportunity to Extend Development Orders and Building Permits

On August 4, 2017, Governor Scott extended the previously declared State of Emergency issued for the Zika Virus for the seventh time, affording holders of permits and development orders an expanded opportunity to toll the period…more

Building Permits, Construction Industry, Construction Permits, Florida, Governor Scott

See all updates »

Check-the-Box Elections: Relevance in the International Context

One of the most powerful tools in cross-border tax planning is the ability to make a “check-the-box” election. Pursuant to the entity classification regulations under Internal Revenue Code §7701 (the “check-the-box…more

Check the Box Rules, Cross-Border, Foreign Entities, IRS, Tax Planning

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Cómo los desarrolladores inmobiliarios del sur de Florida están reduciendo el riesgo de litigios

En los días previos a la Gran Recesión de 2008, las propiedades en todo el sur de Florida se compraban solamente para ser revendidas posteriormente con una ganancia. Este “intercambio” de propiedades culminó en un mercado…more

Construction Industry, Construction Litigation, Construction Project, Contract Terms, Contractors

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Miami-Dade County’s Public Transit Plans Spur Development Opportunities

With Miami-Dade County making a concerted effort to expand its public transit system, South Florida developers are asking “what development opportunities will accompany the birth of such transit system?”…more

Economic Development, Public Private Partnerships (P3s), Public Transit, Real Estate Development, Urban Planning & Development

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The End of Valuation Discounts in Estate Tax Planning?

Families with interests in closely held entities have long benefitted from reduced estate and gift tax exposure due to valuation discounts. If regulations proposed by the Internal Revenue Service are adopted in their present…more

Business Succession, Business Valuations, Closely Held Businesses, Comment Period, Estate Planning

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What's Driving Record M&A Activity — And Will It Continue?

Corporate America just can't spend its hoarded piles of cash savings fast enough. Climbing out of the deep hole of the most recent recession, big corporate America is now fast and furiously looking for ways to spend its cash and…more

Acquisition Finance, Capital Expenditures, Capital Gains, CEOs, Executive Compensation

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Miami’s Golden Age

Recently Arden Karson, a Senior Vice President of The Related Group’s Acquisitions, Distressed Debt and Strategic Opportunities Division and the Project Manager for Brickell Heights Condominium, spoke about the latest in-depth…more

Condominiums, Real Estate Development, Real Estate Market

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Use of Phased Permits on the Rise

As cranes tower over Miami in the post-recession development upswing, developers are once again using phased permits to expedite construction while awaiting approval for building permits. Section 105.13 of the Florida Building…more

Building Permits, Construction Permits, Urban Planning & Development

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The Malta Pension Plan – A Supercharged, Cross-Border Roth IRA

In the cross border setting, two of the principal goals in international tax planning are (i) deferral of income earned offshore and (ii) the tax efficient repatriation of foreign profits at low or zero tax rates in the United…more

Contribution Limits, Controlled Foreign Corporations, Cross-Border, Employee Benefits, FIRPTA

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FDEP Issues Order to Restore Structural Damage Post Hurricane

Property Owners and Public and Private Entities: On September 5, 2017, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (“FDEP”) issued Emergency Final Order OGC. No. 17-0989 (the “Order”) in response to the anticipated…more

Department of Environmental Protection, Florida, Hurricane Irma, Natural Disasters, Property Damage

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The Impact is Being Felt

The University of Miami held its fourth annual Real Estate Impact Conference on February 18th at the JW Marriott Marquis Miami in Downtown Miami. In front of a standing room only crowd of approximately 600 people, both local and…more

Commercial Real Estate Market, Construction Industry, Miami, Real Estate Development, Real Estate Investments

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Main Street Cashes $3.1 Billion in Checks from Wall Street

With the mortgage crisis almost a decade in the rear-view mirror, some harmed homeowners are just now starting to see reparations for the transgressions of the country’s largest financial institutions. …more

Bank of America, Banks, Citigroup, Foreclosure, Goldman Sachs

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Globalize Miami Series: PortMiami and its Significance to Miami’s Growth

In the weeks ahead, our New Miami Blog will present a series that asks how Miami can become the nation’s premier center for education, innovation and entrepreneurshipin global trade…more

Economic Development, Entrepreneurs, Global Marketplace, Innovation, Miami

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11th Circuit Rules that Assignee for the Benefit of Creditors Lacks Power to File Bankruptcy Case for Assignor

On December 17, 2015, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision of first impression, finding that an assignee for the benefit of creditors under Florida’s Assignment for the Benefit of Creditors statute (Fla. Stat…more

Assignees, Chapter 11, Chapter 7, Commercial Bankruptcy, Equitable Mootness

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FDEP Issues Order to Restore Structural Damage Post Hurricane

Property Owners and Public and Private Entities: On September 5, 2017, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (“FDEP”) issued Emergency Final Order OGC. No. 17-0989 (the “Order”) in response to the anticipated…more

Department of Environmental Protection, Florida, Hurricane Irma, Natural Disasters, Property Damage

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eMerge Americas 2016 is Nearly Here

On April 18th and 19th, eMerge Americas will host its third annual technology conference. Last year, the conference welcomed more than 10,000 attendees and 500 companies from more than 50 countries…more

Corporate Branding, Entrepreneurs, Innovation, Investment, Startups

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Reform on the horizon for the popular EB-5 Program

The 2016 political season has kicked into high gear, sparking lively discussions about major issues affecting the country. Two of the most significant issues being debated among the candidates are the economy and immigration…more

Affordable Housing, Construction Industry, DHS, EB-5, Foreign Investment

See all updates »

What's Driving Record M&A Activity — And Will It Continue?

Corporate America just can't spend its hoarded piles of cash savings fast enough. Climbing out of the deep hole of the most recent recession, big corporate America is now fast and furiously looking for ways to spend its cash and…more

Acquisition Finance, Capital Expenditures, Capital Gains, CEOs, Executive Compensation

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Atlantic Crossing: Delray Beach Gets a Makeover

The City of Delray Beach, Florida has experienced a dramatic rebirth of its downtown inner core within the last decade. Restaurants, jazz clubs, art galleries and specialty retail provides the genesis for this exciting area on…more

Economic Development, Real Estate Development, Redevelopment

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The Malta Pension Plan – A Supercharged, Cross-Border Roth IRA

In the cross border setting, two of the principal goals in international tax planning are (i) deferral of income earned offshore and (ii) the tax efficient repatriation of foreign profits at low or zero tax rates in the United…more

Contribution Limits, Controlled Foreign Corporations, Cross-Border, Employee Benefits, FIRPTA

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TRIA is Renewed, Finally…

In the wake of the tragic September 11th attacks, virtually all commercial reinsurance contracts that renewed by July 2002 included absolute terrorism exclusions. As a result, domestic direct insurers passed these exclusions…more

Pending Legislation, Terrorism Insurance, Time Extensions, TRIA

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Huge Settlements Between S&P, Government

2015 is leaving Standard and Poor’s (S&P) quite a bit poorer. Yesterday, the major credit rating agency agreed to pay $1.375 billion to resolve lawsuits brought against it by the U.S. Department of Justice and attorney generals…more

CMBS, Collateralized Debt Obligations, DOJ, Rating Agencies, RMBS

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La presencia de México en Miami llegó para quedarse

La imagen de los mexicanos en la Florida generalmente se enmarca en el debate sobre la inmigración que actualmente arrasa en nuestro país. Pero la influencia mexicana y su presencia en la Florida va mucho más allá de los…more

Business Development, Foreign Investment, Immigrants, Mexico, Miami

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Time to Rehab the Aging Condominium Concept - Fixing Problems Uncovered By The Great Recession

The condominium concept in the United States is now over 55 years of age. Many of the early condominium projects are old and in need of rehabilitation or cannot economically be rehabilitated and are candidates for demolition and…more

Commercial Leases, Condominium Associations, Condominiums, Financial Crisis, Land Developers

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Bilzin Sumberg Partner Calms Fears of Trump Hurting Miami Real Estate Market

Attorney James W. Shindell, Real Estate chair at Bilzin Sumberg, has a message for those who believe Donald Trump’s presidential election will hurt Miami’s real estate market: The sky is not falling. Shindell addressed…more

Capital Gains, Construction Industry, Florida, Miami, Public Private Partnerships (P3s)

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Fintech and Striking a Balance Between Innovation and Consumer Protection

A topic of discussion at eMerge this year was the disruptive effect that Fintech is having within the financial sector. Fintech, which refers to the use of new technologies in the financial services industry to improve…more

Financial Institutions, Financial Services Industry, FinTech, Innovative Technology, Mobile Payments

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Proposed IRS and Treasury Regulations Have Broad Implications for Intercompany Debt Structures

On April 4, 2016, the U.S. Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) issued proposed regulations ostensibly aimed at curbing inversions and earnings stripping, by companies located in the U.S. with overseas…more

Corporate Taxes, Debt, Foreign Subsidiaries, Inversion, IRS

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Increased Density Mixed-Use Development the Future of Wynwood

Miami’s Planning, Zoning and Appeals Board has approved a change in the city zoning ordinances that would allow the densest mixed-use building in the area to be constructed…more

Economic Development, Housing Developers, Land Developers, Real Estate Development

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Las P3 para el impacto social

Las agencias gubernamentales en todos los niveles están recurriendo cada vez más a las colaboraciones público-privadas (public-private partnerships, P3) para la entrega de nueva infraestructura pública. Sin embargo, la discusión…more

Construction Industry, Infrastructure, Project Finance, Public Private Partnerships (P3s), Public Projects

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Bitcoin: Currency, Commodity or None of the Above?

In my recent post, I discussed the shortcomings of Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code as applied to Bitcoin. Bitcoin does not fall within the definition of “money” under UCC § 1-201, nor do Bitcoin wallets come within the…more

Bitcoin, Commodities, Virtual Currency

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Lujo y cultura detrás del crecimiento de Miami como un destino para los más ricos

La ciudad de Miami sigue figurando como uno de los destinos mundiales principales para los extremadamente ricos. Según el Informe anual sobre la riqueza (The Wealth Report) de Knight Frank de 2015, Miami ocupa el sexto lugar a…more

Condominiums, Construction Industry, Hotels, Land Developers, Miami

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El cielo es el límite

El cambiante paisaje urbano de Miami se prepara para su mayor mejora hasta el momento. Con la última decisión de la Administración Federal de Aviación de EE. UU. de permitir que los edificios alcancen una altura de 320 metros…more

Commercial Real Estate Market, Construction Industry, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Miami, Real Estate Development

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New Wave of Lehman Litigation Appears to Be Imminent

Thousands of mortgage lenders across the country either recently received, or will soon be receiving, this document from Lehman Brothers Holdings, Inc. (LBHI). It is a notice of a motion to approve a proposed settlement of…more

Banking Sector, Commercial Bankruptcy, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, Indemnification

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Frontier Markets – Smallest Markets Represent Promising but Overlooked Investment Opportunities

The general public may not be familiar with the term “frontier market,” but frontier markets represent the vast majority of the fastest-growing economies in the world. The term “frontier market” generally refers to the smaller…more

Bribery, Corruption, Emerging Markets, Foreign Investment, Fraud

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Oficinas compartidas: ¿el “Uber” de los inmuebles comerciales?

El nuevo consumo colaborativo está cambiando la forma en que los negocios se han hecho tradicionalmente en todas las industrias. El negocio de inmuebles comerciales no es una excepción. Así como Uber y Lyft han afectado la…more

Office Space, Sharing Economy, Uber

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Think your Cellphone Usage is Private? Think Again

In a closely-watched case out of Miami, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals redefined the zone of privacy for cell phone users. As the Tech World was focused on Miami for the second annual eMerge conference, the court issued…more

Appeals, Cell Phones, Cell Towers, Fourth Amendment, Privacy Concerns

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The Data Report Special Edition: The Equifax Data Breach

Litigation attorney Jay Ward explores the massive Equifax data breach, which has affected as many as 143 million Americans, in this special edition of The Data Report. Jay summarizes what happened, explains the ramifications…more

Corporate Counsel, Data Breach, Data Security, Equifax, False Statements

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Medio Oriente es un gran participante en el mercado de bienes raíces del sur de la Florida

No es ningún secreto que Miami se ha convertido en uno de los mercados más atractivos del mundo para los inversores internacionales. Los latinoamericanos, en particular, han tenido una gran influencia en el sector inmobiliario…more

Florida, Foreign Investment, Investors, Miami, Qatar

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New Potential Liability for Data Security: U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit Announces FTC has Authority to Scrutinize a Business’s Data Security Protocol

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit announced that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has the authority to scrutinize a business’s data security protocol -- and to file a complaint if the FTC finds that protocol is…more

Appeals, Consumer Fraud, COPPA, Corporate Counsel, Credit Cards

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