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L. Kent Koch

Area of Focus: Real Estate
L. Kent Koch
Kent has extensive experience representing clients in the acquisition, disposition, development, leasing, and financing of commercial real estate. He has a robust working knowledge of commercial real estate transactions, including transaction taxes, title matters, intercreditor arrangements, loan syndications, participations, and workouts.

Kent also has significant experience representing clients in joint venture transactions involving the acquisition, development, and operation of real estate assets. 
Q & A
Why should a client choose you?
I’m a very solution-oriented lawyer who focuses on always putting the client’s needs first. At the beginning of a transaction, I always ask clients what their primary business objectives are with respect to the applicable deal, and I focus my attention throughout the deal on helping the client achieve those objectives.
What makes Bilzin Sumberg different from other firms?
Bilzin Sumberg is on the cutting edge of legal project management, which is integral to providing cost-effective legal services to clients. We provide a detailed, thoughtful budgeting roadmap of transaction phases, thoroughly walking a client through the process before it even starts.
What important lessons have you learned in your career?
I learned pretty early on that you need to be practical to be a successful lawyer. There are a lot of different kinds of lawyers with different styles. I've found that the best lawyer, the kind of lawyer I try to be, is a practical, business-minded lawyer who focuses keenly on protecting the client's primary business objectives when negotiating and documenting a transaction.  
  • University of Miami, LL.M., Real Property Development, 2004
    University of Miami, J.D., cum laude, 2003
    University of Virginia, B.A., 1999
  • Habitat for Humanity of Greater Miami
    Young Professionals, Board of Directors
    Family Services Co-Chair, 2013 - Present
    International Council of Shopping Centers
    2013 - Present
  • Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida