Gunster's environmental & land use law practice

Gunster, one of Florida’s oldest and largest full-service business law firms, recently announced the addition of Elizabeth Ross, former attorney for the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD), as of counsel shareholder in the firm’s West Palm Beach office.With more than 30 years of experience working with SFWMD, Ross adds significant expertise and understanding of statewide water issues to Gunster’s environmental and land use practice.

Gunster attorney Beth Ross

“With her broad background and deep experience, Beth’s addition to our already strong environmental and land use practice provides us with an even deeper bench of resources to serve our clients,” said Bill Perry, managing shareholder of Gunster. “ Providing for existing and future water users while also protecting the state’s water resources is one of the most important issues facing Florida, and Beth’s knowledge will be invaluable in helping our clients navigate these challenges.”

During her time at the SFWMD, Ross specialized in many Florida water policy and water resource related issues, including water supply planning and alternative water supply development. She was closely involved in legislation, drafting and negotiating Florida’s water supply related regulations and has played a key role in the Central Florida Water Initiative, the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan and the Central and Southern Florida Flood Control Project. Ross is Board Certified by the Florida Bar in State and Federal Government and Administrative Practice

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About Gunster

Gunster, Florida’s law firm for business, provides full-service legal counsel to leading organizations and individuals from its 11 offices statewide. Established in 1925, the firm has expanded, diversified and evolved, but always with a singular focus: Florida and its clients’ stake in it. A magnet for business-savvy attorneys who embrace collaboration for the greatest advantage of clients, Gunster’s growth has not been at the expense of personalized service but because of it. The firm serves clients from its offices in Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Miami, Orlando, Palm Beach, Stuart, Tallahassee, Tampa, Vero Beach, and its headquarters in West Palm Beach. With over 200 attorneys and 200 committed support staff, Gunster is ranked among the National Law Journal’s list of the 500 largest law firms and has been recognized as one of the Top 100 Diverse Law Firms by Law360. More information about its practice areas, offices and insider’s view newsletters is available at


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