Bilzin Sumberg Announces Partner Promotions

Press Release
December 31, 2014

MIAMI, FL - Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP is pleased to announce that three attorneys have been elected to the firm's partnership.

Effective January 1, 2015, Real Estate attorney L. Kent Koch, International Tax attorney Summer Ayers LePree and Environmental attorney Cristina A. Lumpkin became the firm's newest partners.

"We congratulate Kent, Summer and Cristina and welcome them to the partnership," said Bilzin Sumberg managing partner, John C. Sumberg. "These are talented lawyers that showcase the very best of Bilzin Sumberg by delivering quality legal counsel, and efficient client service. As the firm's partnership continues to grow, we look forward to their continued success."

Kent Koch
Kent has extensive experience representing real estate developers and institutional lenders throughout all stages of real estate development, including acquisition, disposition, financing, leasing and operation. Kent is an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).

Summer Ayers LePree
Summer focuses her practice on international taxation. She has extensive experience advising clients on international restructurings, treaty planning techniques, and other international and domestic corporate and partnership tax matters, as well as significant experience with international estate tax planning and structuring for high net worth private clients. Summer recently joined Bilzin Sumberg and adds to the depth of the firm's international tax practice, one of the largest in the state of Florida. Summer was awarded the Nolan Fellowship for her exceptional leadership qualities and fundamental contributions as a member of the American Bar Association Section of Taxation.

Cristina A. Lumpkin
Cristina advises clients on all aspects of environmental law, including transactional, regulatory and litigation matters. Cristina represents homebuilders and commercial real estate developers throughout all phases of the land development process. She advises clients on pre-acquisition environmental due diligence, working with the client's environmental consultants to ensure the appropriate scope and methods of site assessment. Cristina has been recognized by Chambers USA in Environmental Law for 2013 and 2014.

About Bilzin Sumberg

Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP is a commercial law firm based in Florida. The firm’s core practices include Business Finance & Restructuring, Corporate, Environmental, International, Land Development & Government Relations, Litigation, Real Estate and Tax. For more information, please visit

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