Summer Ayers LePree Honored with DBR "On the Rise" Award

Press Release
July 23, 2015

MIAMI, FL – Bilzin Sumberg announced today that Tax Partner, Summer Ayers LePree, was selected by the Daily Business Review (DBR) for the esteemed 2015 "On the Rise" award. The annual award is highly competitive, with the DBR selecting only 40 South Florida Lawyers under the age of 40 based on their career accomplishments and community service.

Summer has quickly emerged as a leader within both the firm and the international tax community. Her impressive accomplishments and industry accolades were certainly a factor in her recognition as a young lawyer "On the Rise."

Summer focuses her practice on international taxation. She has extensive experience advising clients on complex international business restructurings, treaty planning techniques, and other international and domestic corporate and partnership tax matters, as well as significant experience with international transfer tax planning and structuring for high net worth private clients. Summer has represented clients before the Unites States Tax Court, the Internal Revenue Service, and the United States Treasury.

Summer serves as the current U.S. National Reporter for the Taxes Committee of the International Bar Association. She also serves as the Vice Chairperson of the ABA Tax Section's United States Activities of Foreigners and Tax Treaties Committee. In 2010, Summer was one of only five lawyers nationwide to be awarded the prestigious Nolan Fellowship by the ABA Section of Taxation.

Summer is internationally recognized for her thought leadership in the tax community. She frequently lectures for the New York University Summer Institute in International Taxation and Federal Tax Institute, and regularly acts as a speaker for various industry organizations. Summer also is a prolific author, frequently contributing to several publications, including The Tax Lawyer, Tax Notes Today, the Journal of Taxation, and Bilzin Sumberg's international tax blog, Taxes Without Borders. To read her insights, please visit

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

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