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The South Florida Business Journal recently selected its list of 2014 Influential Businesswomen in the region. The list is compiled yearly and acknowledges women with a strong record of leadership, performance and innovation in their industries, plus meaningful community involvement.

Gunster shareholder Elaine Bucher was selected for the honor. She joins 23 other women who have stood out in their respective companies and communities.

A recent profile of the honorees published in the journal highlights Bucher’s impressive accomplishments, such as her current position as Florida’s first female chair of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. She was selected as chair in 2013 and, as a fellow of the organization, she joins Gunster’s five other fellows of the prestigious organization, whose members are elected based on demonstrating their integrity, commitment to the profession, competence and experience as trust and estate counselors.

In a practice dominated by men, Bucher continues to demonstrate leadership in a professional and business sense. She maintains tightknit relationships with her clients and becomes a trusted adviser. As she told the journal, she relies on a combination of emotional intelligence, confidence and determination to help her clients overcome the challenges they face.

As a founder of Gunster’s associate mentoring committee, Bucher also takes the time to invest in others. As Gunster Managing Shareholder Bill Perry notes, “Elaine Bucher is an outstanding attorney, but, more importantly, she is a wonderful person and natural leader. Elaine is passionate about both her legal work and civic responsibilities. Elaine’s enthusiasm is contagious and inspires many of our younger lawyers.”

Since joining Gunster in 2012, Bucher has been instrumental in helping the firm’s private wealth services law practice grow year after year. Bucher works with some 200+ clients with wealth ranging from $50 to $100 million and is increasingly handling multiple clients with billions of dollars in assets, making her one of the most unique private wealth attorneys in South Florida.

Bucher will be honored at the 2014 Influential Businesswomen awards luncheon on September 5 at The Signature Grand in Davie. For more information, visit the event page on the South Florida Business Journal website.

More about Elaine Bucher: She is board certified in wills, trusts and estates law and, for several years, she served on the Florida Bar committee that wrote the exam. She is a member of the executive council of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar, a board member of the Boys and Girls Club of Palm Beach County, advisory committee member of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, and an active professional speaker.

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