Seattle, WA – September 1, 2016 – After more than five years as General Counsel of Colliers International Group, Inc., Alex Baehr has joined Summit Law Group, PLLC.  Alex built and oversaw the Colliers global legal operations and its growth into a multi-billion dollar, publicly traded entity.  Deciding to leave his role at
Colliers and get back into private practice, Alex was courted by several larger
firms in Seattle.
  Alex was drawn to Summit’s longstanding reputation and commitment to debunking the outdated law firm model.  Summit is a true trailblazer in the legal community.  It takes on and wins hard cases for its
clients, but, as importantly, it has been in the forefront of finding new and
innovative ways to put its customers first,” said Alex.
  “Something which is just now becoming a trend with other law firms, Summit has been doing for close to 20 years.”

Summit is likewise excited about the move, as expressed by its CEO Rod Younker:  “Alex brings to Summit an extraordinarily rare combination of experience in the courtroom and in the boardroom.  There are very few litigators in private practice who have tried complex matters and also served as General Counsel of a major corporation.  We are thrilled that Alex chose to join Summit from among his many opportunities.  We believe his unique experience will prove invaluable in advising and representing Summit’s customers with their litigation and other legal needs.”

Alex’s practice will focus on complex disputes, including the areas of commercial real estate, corporate, employment, insurance, and intellectual property, as well as internal investigations and risk management advice.

Summit was formed in 1997 by several attorneys who broke from larger firms when they recognized that the current model was mostly working to benefit law firms, not the clients they were servicing.  Summit realized that the standard law firm billing paradigm was in desperate need of an overhaul, and developed a new strategy to deliver high-quality work while providing true value to its customers.  It accomplished this by abolishing the hierarchical partner/associate structure that most other firms thrive on, staffing matters leanly, and by offering flexible and
results-orientated alternative fee arrangements.
  In fact, Summit places a “Value Adjustment Line” on every invoice giving its customers the ability to write down (or up) the amount charged if they feel it does not reflect the true value they