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PALM BEACH, Fla. (February 26, 2009) – Joseph Santoro, Gregor J. Schwinghammer, Jr., members of the West Palm Beach office of Gunster, Attorneys at Law, and Luciana Melo, member in the firm’s Miami office presented at Gunster’s 2009 Employment Law Forum at The Breakers in Palm Beach. Titled, “Change: The Obama Administration’s Plans for Employment Law,” the forum explored legislation President Obama sponsored as a senator and certain legislation passed by the U.S. House of Representatives that would be on his agenda. More specifically, the forum included a discussion of several acts that would affect employers directly and the steps employers would need to take in order to maintain or regain their stability. With respect to immigration, topics included best practices for employers on ensuring a legal workforce in light of increasing government efforts to target employers on immigration-related compliance issues.

Santoro, a member of Gunster’s Business Litigation and Labor and Employment practices, concentrates his practice on labor and employment litigation and labor and employment counseling.

Schwinghammer, a member of Gunster’s Banking and Financial Services, Business Litigation and Labor and Employment practices, concentrates his practice on complex commercial litigation, employment litigation, creditor’s right’s litigation and bankruptcy litigation.

Melo, a member of Gunster’s Immigration practice, concentrates her practice on Business Immigration.

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Established in 1925, Gunster is a full-service Florida law firm with eight offices around the state, providing counsel to leading businesses and individuals. Our statewide presence and culture reflect the firm’s status as Florida’s lawyers for business. Gunster services clients from its offices in Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Miami, Palm Beach, Stuart, Tallahassee, Vero Beach and its headquarters in West Palm Beach, with 140 attorneys and 200 committed support staff.

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