Pohl & Short, a five-attorney business boutique law firm that focuses on commercial litigation, real estate law, corporate law, probate, tax and estate planning, has joined Gunster in its central Florida locations.

Gunster acquired the firm in July, and is pleased to introduce the attorneys joining the Gunster family:

  • Frank Pohl has 35+ years’ experience practicing law. He concentrates on complex real estate, tax and corporate transactions.
  • Houston Short focuses on commercial litigation and has handled federal, state and administrative matters at trial and on appeal, representing companies and individuals.
  • Richard Heinle advises business clients on all aspects of corporate law including employment agreements, stock option plans, real estate leases and more.
  • Robert MacDonald practices in the areas of taxation, private wealth management, real estate and corporate law.

“With our decades of experience in Orlando and Winter Park, and Gunster’s rich history in Florida, together we continue our commitment to this community and remain engaged with our civic, business and community leaders.”

Frank Pohl, founder of Pohl & Short

Pohl & Short’s decades of experience in the business and residential communities of Orlando and Winter Park bring local knowledge and engagement to a growing and pivotal market within Florida.

Gunster’s reputation and operating philosophy were important factors in the decision for Pohl & Short to join the Gunster team.

For more than 90 years, Gunster and its 170+ attorneys have been providing legal counsel and advice to many of Florida’s leading citizens and businesses.

Tops in ‘Legal Elite’

Nineteen Gunster attorneys were honored as 2015 Legal Elite by Florida Trend, making it one of the top 5 firms with the most honorees in the state. In addition, five at Gunster are in the Legal Elite Hall of Fame:

Legal Elite is an exclusive annual honor representing fewer than 2 percent of active Florida Bar members. Read more.

Florida Super Lawyers

Thirty-eight Gunster attorneys were named to the 2015 Florida Super Lawyers list, and an additional nine were named Rising Stars.

Twelve hit a 10-year milestone in 2015, and one Gunster attorney made three of the publication’s “best of the best” lists. Read more.


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