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Gunster, one of Florida’s oldest and largest full-service business law firms, is pleased to announce that Angel Cortiñas has joined the firm’s business litigation practice in its Miami office.

Angel Cortinas, Gunster shareholderAngel A. Cortiñas will focus his practice on white-collar defense, appeals, complex litigation, receiverships and arbitration. Cortiñas is a former Florida 3rd District Court of Appeal judge. From 2005 through July 2013, he was one of the youngest judges ever to serve on a Florida appellate court. In his eight and one-half years as a judge, he authored more than 500 opinions, which involved precedent-setting and evolving areas of law.

Before his appointment, Cortiñas was a federal prosecutor for 13 years in Miami, where he focused on white-collar and environmental cases. He also served as the office’s Chief of the Economic Crimes Section. During that time, he tried over 30 jury trials and argued cases before the federal 11th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Cortiñas received his B.A., magna cum laude, from Brown University where he was selected to Phi Beta Kappa and his J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School. He is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese.

Cortiñas is the latest in a recent string of high-profile, highly skilled shareholder recruits for Gunster. Others include Simon Ferro, former U.S. ambassador to Panama and an environmental and land use attorney; Amy Brigham Boulris and Juan Muniz, property rights, eminent domain and land use attorneys; and William Hill, a business litigator.

This publication is for general information only. It is not legal advice, and legal counsel should be contacted before any action is taken that might be influenced by this publication.

Established in 1925, Gunster is one of Florida’s oldest and largest full-service law firms. The firm’s clients include international, national and local businesses, institutions, local governments and prominent individuals. Gunster maintains its presence in Florida with offices in Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Miami, Orlando, Palm Beach, Stuart, Tallahassee, Tampa, The Florida Keys, Vero Beach and its headquarters in West Palm Beach. Gunster is home to more than 150 attorneys and 200 committed support staff, providing counsel to clients through 18 practice groups including banking & financial services; business litigation; construction; corporate; environmental & land use; government affairs; health care; immigration; international; labor & employment; leisure & resorts; private wealth services; probate, trust & guardianship litigation; professional malpractice; real estate; securities and corporate governance; tax; and technology & entrepreneurial companies. Gunster is ranked among the National Law Journal’s list of the 350 largest law firms.

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