Bilzin Sumberg is “Proud to be Judged by the Company We Keep.”

Over the summer, I had the opportunity to see how that phrase is implemented at the firm on a daily basis. Every attorney I’ve spoken to this summer has reflected on a pro bono matter they worked on while simultaneously handling other complex matters. Almost all attorneys are also involved in the local community and enjoy giving back. Thus, it comes as no surprise that Bilzin Sumberg marked the fifteenth anniversary of Bilzin Sumberg Cares Day this past weekend.

(L to R Carlos Markovich, David Jessup Jr., Ridgana Bonne-Annee)

On a bright Saturday morning, attorneys, staff, and family arrived at the Family Resources Center of South Florida ready to get to business. This time, “getting to business” meant switching our professional attire for comfortable clothing that we didn’t mind getting paint on. We were entrusted with painting some of the spaces at the center, a non-profit that provides a healthy and safe environment for children and works to build healthy relationships between children and their families. The Bilzin Sumberg group took the responsibility seriously, immediately coordinated efforts, and split into different teams to paint the rooms.

(L to R Teodora Maftei, Ridgana Bonne-Annee, Carlos Markovich, Andrés Rivero)

My team consisted of Stephanie Berrios and Omar Wahab in marketing, Andrés Rivero, Brianna Sainte, Claudia Capdesuñer, David Jessup Jr., and summer associates Carlos Markovich and Ridgana Bonne-Annee. While painting, we each went around and played our favorite song/artist, which helped us learn a little more about each other and lighten up the mood. Once we finished painting, we were tasked with assembling some toys. After an arduous (re: fun, reminiscing over our childhood memories) process, Ridgana, Carlos, Andrés, and I successfully put together a miniature kitchen.

Judging by the smiles on everyone’s faces and the brightly pained walls, Bilzin Sumberg Cares Day was a success. Bilzin Sumberg once again proved why we are “Proud to be Judged by the Company We Keep.”