WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 28, 2019) – Gunster, one of Florida’s oldest and largest full-service business law firms, announced today that three associate attorneys have been promoted to shareholder status.

“The board of directors has invited a few of our talented associates to become shareholders of the firm which is a memorable milestone in every lawyer’s career,” said Bill Perry, managing shareholder of Gunster. “This year, three individuals earned the right to be called a shareholder of Gunster and they will play an integral role in our future.”

Gunster attorney Alyse Reiser ComiterAlyse Reiser Comiter | Private Wealth Services | Boca Raton/West Palm Beach

Comiter focuses her practice on all aspects of estate planning, including drafting wills and revocable trusts, advising on fiduciary matters, assisting with probate and estate administration, and preparing and filing federal estate and gift tax returns. She joined the firm in 2011 and earned her B.S., master of accounting, and J.D. from the University of Florida, and additionally holds an L.L.M. in taxation from New York University School of Law.

Gunster attorney Michael GreenMichael B. Green | Business Litigation | Miami

Green practices in Gunster’s Miami office where he focuses on an array of civil litigation matters including brokerage commission disputes, commercial landlord/tenant disputes, homeowners’ association disputes and creditor representation in bankruptcy proceedings (including adversary proceedings), as well as intellectual property litigation. He came to Gunster in 2011 and holds a B.S. from Florida State University and his J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law.

Gunster attorney Jessica ShapiroJessica Shapiro | Real Estate Law | West Palm Beach

Shapiro is based in the firm’s West Palm Beach office where she assists lenders, borrowers, developers, buyers and sellers with all aspects of commercial and residential real estate transactions. She joined the firm in 2014 and earned her B.A. from Yale University and her J.D. from the University of Florida Levin College of Law.




In addition to the above promotions, Gunster made a significant amount of lateral hires within the past year, including:

William L. Rafferty, Jr. | Corporate Law | Fort Lauderdale and Jacksonville

Samantha L. Prokop | Health Care Law | Jacksonville

Brian Sparks | Private Wealth Services | Tampa

William J. Schifino, Jr. | Business Litigation | Tampa

William J. Schifino, Sr. | Corporate Law | Tampa

John A. Schifino | Business Litigation | Tampa

Scott Brown | Real Estate Law | Tampa

Daniel P. Dietrich | Business Litigation | Tampa

Iden Sinai | Real Estate Law | Tampa

Barbara Bolton Litten | Business Litigation | West Palm Beach

Bill Dillon | Health Care Law | Tallahassee

Asghar A. Syed | Business Litigation | Jacksonville

David Barnhill | Tax | Tampa

Gunster currently has more than 200 attorneys throughout its 13 statewide offices.

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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

Jenni Garrison
Director of Business Development & Corporate Communications


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