Tampa, Fla., Sept. 17, 2013 – Trenam Kemker is pleased to announce the election of five attorneys as shareholders of the firm. Paul D. Bain, Douglass A. Farnsworth, Alicia H. Koepke, Stephanie Crane Lieb and Lindsay Patrick Lopez have been promoted to shareholders in Trenam Kemker’s Tampa office. Bain was previously senior counsel at the firm; the remaining four attorneys were associates.
“These attorneys have established themselves as leaders both within the industries they serve and within our firm,” said J. Eric “Tate” Taylor, Chair of the Executive Board at Trenam Kemker. “Their philosophy on client service and commitment to legal excellence is consistent with our core values, and we are pleased to announce their elevation as shareholders.”
Bain, who joined Trenam Kemker in 2011, is a seasoned attorney in the Tampa Bay area. He founded and managed his own firm before joining Trenam Kemker, and has significant experience in eminent domain and property rights litigation. Bain represents large and small land and business owners with collectively 100,000 acres of property. He has established himself as a leader throughout the state on eminent domain matters, and is a frequent author and speaker on topics related to property rights. He earned his undergraduate degree from Stetson University and his law degree from the University of Florida Levin College of Law.
Farnsworth joined Trenam Kemker as an associate in 2006. He provides counsel to clients on matters related to employee benefits and compensation, including health care. He earned his undergraduate degree from Concordia College, his master’s in business administration from the University of Phoenix and his law degree from Loyola University Chicago School of Law.
Koepke, who also joined the firm in 2006, is a commercial litigator and employment attorney. In 2012, she earned Tampa Business Leader’s Top Entrepreneurs Award for demonstrating outstanding leadership, dedication, determination and entrepreneurial success. She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Central Florida and her law degree from Stetson University College of Law.
Lieb joined Trenam Kemker in 2008, and represents clients involved in bankruptcy, creditors’ rights and insolvency matters. She was named to the American Bankruptcy Institute’s 2012 “Next Generation” class for her excellence and commitment to continued educational development in bankruptcy law. She chairs The Florida Bar’s Business Section CLE Subcommittee. Lieb earned her undergraduate degree from Tulane University and her law degree from Loyola University Chicago School of Law.
Since joining the firm as an associate in 2006, Lopez has gained experience as both a transactional lawyer and litigator. She serves clients involved in bankruptcy and business reorganizations, as well as commercial litigation matters. She earned her undergraduate degree from Wofford College and her law degree from the University of Florida Levin College of Law.
Founded in 1970, Trenam Kemker ranks among the largest law firms in Florida, with offices in Tampa and St. Petersburg. Trenam Kemker works regionally with clients in the following practice areas: bankruptcy, creditors’ rights and insolvency, business transactions, commercial litigation, construction law and government contracting, employment law, health care, employee benefits, private client services, and real estate transactions and lending. The firm is committed to the service of its clients, the community and the improvement of the legal profession. For more information, visit Trenam Kemker online at www.trenam.com.