Summer Associate, Franco Piccinini

It’s hard to believe, but the end of the summer program at Bilzin Sumberg is fast approaching! We’ve enjoyed 6 weeks of happy hours, lunches, and creative after-work events that have kept us on our toes (ahem axe throwing) and provided us with valuable opportunities to get to know attorneys outside of work. Yet even with the end in sight, we continue to attend fun and exciting events each week.

A few weeks ago, the summer associates braved I-95 and headed north to Top Golf for a fun evening with the Land Use and Government Relations Department. When we arrived, we were greeted by Jay “The King” Sakalo, who with the first few shots of the night cemented himself as the guy to be beat. We next grabbed our clubs and tried our own shots. While no one hit the ball quite as far as Sophia Guzzo or Brian “Tiger” Trujillo, we each tried our best and had fun doing it.

Eric Singer and Carter McDowell matched up with Sophi, Jordan, and I for a lighthearted game. As we each took turns hitting the ball, we talked about the summer program, the daily life of a land use attorney, and our respective areas of interest. Eric Singer and I reminisced about our childhood summers in northern Michigan (“Up North”), while Brian and Kayla competed with Jay and a handful of other attorneys in the next bay over.

Alexandra Barshel impressed all night, driving the ball with ease, while Jay Sakalo provided each of us with valuable advice, even as he beat me handedly in a one-on-one matchup. Not everyone golfed, but even those who chose not to play had a great time, conversing with each other while enjoying tacos and drinks on a hot summer night. Overall, just like every other event we’ve attended, we all had a blast, enjoying each other’s company while trying our hand at something new.

Summer Associate, Sophia Guzzo
Summer Associate, Brian Trujillo
Summer Associate, Jordan Rhodes
Summer Associate, Kayla Hernandez