Gunster maintains a robust Appellate practice in both the state and federal court systems, and our attorneys stand ready to assist in the development of strategy from the early stages of litigation through the appeals process in order to either defend victory or overturn error for our clients.
Practice & Industry Areas
Gunster is a commercial law firm offering legal counsel to clients on every phase of the business life cycle. Our clients range from startups to mid-market businesses, Fortune 100 companies and international corporations, as well as prominent individuals and families seeking to preserve their assets. Find out more about our law services, industry experience, and practice areas:
Gunster attorneys are exceptionally adept at forming institutional entities and helping to navigate the regulatory and compliance issues in this highly regulated area of law.
Gunster’s well-connected litigators focus on the best business outcome, which is why institutional and professional clients involved in Florida litigation retain the firm again and again – particularly when the stakes are high.
In many class-action cases, our litigators have been granted dismissals, denials of class certification, as well as reversals of lower courts’ orders granting class certification.
Gunster has represented key players across the construction industry for decades. Our diverse experience on a wide range of projects give us a multidimensional understanding of the industry and what it takes to overcome its unique challenges.
Our experience covers the full spectrum of legal counsel, from small businesses in early round financings to major corporations with national and cross-border transactions.
Our team provides comprehensive legal counsel from the initial stages of evaluating the alternatives and assisting in prepetition planning, handling bankruptcy proceedings and adversary litigation, through the plan of reorganization.
Gunster offers both breadth and depth of experience in the complex legal issues associated with cyber security and data protection. Our abilities range from proactive planning and creating data protocols and cyber security programs, to working with law enforcement and banking institutions to recoup stolen funds while assessing the liability of the potential loss, to […]
Gunster is dedicated to facilitating the resolution of complex disputes. Our statewide Dispute Resolution practice covers a wide array of disciplines. Many of our attorneys function as mediators, arbitrators, special masters/magistrates and early neutral evaluators.
Our representation of angel investors, venture capital and private equity firms and investment banks allows us to go beyond providing outstanding legal counsel to serving as a catalyst for the development of Florida’s commercial landscape.
Gunster attorneys focus on protecting the owner’s right to receive constitutionally required compensation.
Understanding the technical, political and commercial considerations of various sectors of the energy industry allow our attorneys to serve as a single point of contact for a variety of solutions.
Gunster’s environmental and land use team puts the right people together — those who can efficiently answer substantive environmental, land use and property rights questions.
Gunster’s Family Office team is committed to delivering a 360-degree approach to assisting our clients in establishing, developing and maintaining family offices. Over the last decade, the needs of wealthy families have grown exponentially resulting in commensurate growth in the number of family offices established nationally and throughout the world. These offices manage a market […]
Gunster’s FCPA attorneys understand they are a reflection of the businesses and individuals they represent, and that our experience and credibility plays a significant role on the successful resolution of any FCPA matter.
The key relationships our attorneys have developed over decades of practice help to streamline the process and promote the right message to government officials about our clients.
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With decades of experience in the public sector, Gunster advises on all aspects of Florida government procurement law and procedure.
Gunster’s Health Care lawyers understand that this heavily regulated industry creates a variety of situations that can involve complex transactional and litigation challenges involving state and federal regulatory expertise.
Gunster team members have a long and highly regarded history of representing owners, portfolio owners, operators, investors, developers and lenders with a real depth, breadth and reach of practice, both domestically and abroad.
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Our support extends to employers and investors in a variety of specialized market sectors, including banking and financial services, health care, technology, leisure and resorts, real estate, construction, energy, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, and agriculture, to name only a few.
Gunster litigators have experience in complex patent litigation and other patent dispute proceedings including arbitrations, International Trade Commission investigations and administrative proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Our International work is as diverse as the sectors of the Florida economy and the many businesses that come to Florida to take advantage of international markets.
Gunster provides the multidimensional talent and diplomacy needed to advise on preventive counseling and proactive human resource practices, single-plaintiff and class-action employment litigation, trial and appellate matters, as well as alternative dispute resolution strategies.
Whether a transaction involves an acquisition, disposition or equity investment, Gunster’s M&A lawyers are committed to providing value added legal solutions that take into account the economics of every deal, including its financial and tax implications. Gunster attorneys represent buyers, sellers and financial intermediaries in all areas of a merger or acquisition. The firm advises on the structure of the business combination, such as a merger, sale of stock/assets or tender offer, including tax and regulatory issues and financing options.
Gunster’s Private Wealth Services clients receive the customized, personal service of a boutique practice, coupled with the comprehensive knowledge base of a full-service law firm.
Few if any law firms can match the depth of Gunster’s probate, trust and guardianship litigation practice.
When professionals’ reputations are on the line, efficient and effective representation is of paramount importance. Gunster’s professional liability defense team has the experience and knowledge that is critical to successfully defending professionals.
The issues affecting utilities, as well as cable and telecommunications companies, are more complex than ever before. Gunster’s Public Service Commission team advises on the full array of challenges facing the utilities industry. Our professionals have represented clients in large and precedent-setting cases before the Florida PSC.
Because real estate is a primary driver of growth in Florida, our attorneys have consistently focused on providing the insightful and sophisticated legal counsel required to succeed in this critical industry.
Our lawyers provide public and private companies and their executives with the business orientation and quality legal counsel expected from a major money-center law firm.
Our Tax attorneys structure complex transactions that ensure tax efficiencies and minimize tax burdens.
Our Technology team works seamlessly with colleagues in other practice areas, such as banking and financial institutions, health care, employment, litigation and the like, to ensure the unique needs and goals of our clients are consistently met.
Risk Management, Litigation and Disputes Gunster’s Transportation team represents clients at every stage of the transportation, supply and distribution process. We represent a wide variety of business and organizational clients involved in the transportation of cargo, logistics and the supply chain, including railroads and rail service companies, motor carriers, ocean carriers, transportation intermediaries, ocean terminals […]
Gunster’s U.S. Customs & International Trade attorneys represent domestic and foreign-owned companies engaged in international commerce. We are skilled in advising on the challenges associated with the billions of dollars of imports and exports that flow into the U.S. annually. We are committed to working with clients to ensure customs clearance of the delivery of […]
Claims involving hundreds of millions of dollars and hundreds of thousands of documents are scenarios Gunster attorneys understand and have overcome.