Bill Perry, managing shareholder of Gunster, recently sat down with Law360 to discuss the firm’s rapid growth last year and its continual expansion. Gunster hired over 40 attorneys in 2021, representing a record-setting year for the firm. Of Gunster’s eight key practices, each hired at least one person last year.
“Our biggest growth groups were real estate and business litigation, with a lot of additions of both shareholders and associates. This kind of reflects the market we’re in here in Florida and the growth and migration of people to Florida,” stated Perry.
Perry went on to talk about Gunster’s Florida-based presence; the vast migration that Florida has seen recently; and the firm’s strategic plan including its commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
He notes that “of the 40 hires last year, 20% qualified as diverse, and it was almost an equal percentage of males and females hired” … Gunster is “always trying to maintain that balance and a diverse workplace.”
H. William (Bill) Perry is CEO and managing shareholder of Gunster. In addition to managing the day-to-day operations of the firm, Bill continues to practice real estate and business law, specializing in complex commercial and financial transactions.
As a practicing lawyer, Bill has worked on many large residential and commercial real estate projects throughout Florida. Specifically, Bill has worked on a variety of infrastructure projects that have helped shape South Florida, including power plants, airports and large residential communities.