Gunster, one of Florida’s oldest and largest full-service business law firms, is pleased to announce that 65 of its attorneys have been selected for the Best Lawyers in America list for 2017. In addition, 10 Gunster attorneys in nine different practice areas and four different geographic regions within Florida have been named Lawyers of the Year by Best Lawyers. This sublist is exclusive: only one lawyer in a particular practice area and geographic region is selected each year.
Cutting-edge legal counsel defines Gunster’s practice. Every day, Gunster attorneys define how law and business continue to advance. Find out more about our people and what they’re doing in the following press releases.
Gunster attorney Mark J. Ragusa has been appointed incoming chair of The Florida Bar’s Clients’ Security Fund Committee. The fund was created by The Florida Bar to provide monetary relief to clients who have suffered a reimbursable loss due to misappropriation, embezzlement, theft, or conversion of money or property by a Florida attorney.
Gregor J. Schwinghammer was reappointed by Gov. Rick Scott to the Judicial Nominating Commission for the 15th Judicial Circuit, serving Palm Beach County. His current term runs from March 31, 2017, through July 1, 2020.
Gunster shareholder Elaine Bucher has been elected to the board of regents of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. The board of regents is ACTEC’s governing body and consists of just 39 members.
Fabienne E. Fahnestock, a shareholder in Gunster’s Fort Lauderdale office, is expected to begin serving as a judge in the family division of the 17th Judicial Circuit Court, serving Broward County, on March 9, 2017.
Gunster is pleased to announce that Lawrence G. Horsburgh has joined the business litigation law practice in the firm’s Fort Lauderdale office.
Arturo Ross joins Gunster as a shareholder in the firm’s Miami office, where he will bring greater depth and experience to its labor and employment practice.
Gunster land use attorney Heidi Davis Knapik has been named president-elect of NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Development Association of South Florida’s board of directors for 2017. A shareholder in Gunster’s Fort Lauderdale office, she has served on the NAIOP South Florida board since 2014, and is co-chair of the programs committee. She will serve as president in 2018.
George S. LeMieux has joined the board of trustees of Florida TaxWatch, a nonprofit taxpayer research institute that works with the state’s business and political leaders to improve Florida.
Gunster is pleased to announce that the firm has been named one of the “50 Most Generous Companies of 2015-16” by the United Way of Palm Beach County.