Complex litigation is at the core of our practice. From Tallahassee to the Florida Keys and on both coasts, Gunster’s business litigation attorneys have handled a wide array of contentious commercial disputes. Representing Fortune 500 companies, middle-market and high-growth enterprises and entrepreneurs, our team seeks to defend business owners and operators by employing litigation strategies that preserve and fortify assets.
When the future of a business is on the line, our litigators strive to navigate beyond even the most severe threats. After decades of practice, our litigators remain dedicated to continually developing their trial skills and to pursuing practical and effective advocacy in federal and appellate courts throughout Florida. Led by veteran litigator John Little with vice-chairs Michael Green, Nathan Hill and Lauren Purdy, our extensive team is located throughout our many offices across the state. It is comprised of experienced litigators, as well as previous judges and regulators who endeavor to bring valuable insight to often intricate or sensitive situations. Our goal is to carefully consider potential outcomes before proceeding to court, including the appropriate venue or forum for the case at hand. Our objective is to never lose sight of what is in our client’s best interest, and our attorneys seek a course of action that is tailored to the particular goals of each matter.
Our attorneys are committed to approaching litigation in a collaborative way. Gunster litigators strive to analyze a potential problem not only from a litigation perspective, but also with a focus on the broader issues at hand, such as the financial effects and impact litigation may have on the economic objectives of our client. Our litigators seek to collaborate with clients and their general counsel to understand long-term business goals. Gunster litigators also endeavor to utilize alternative dispute resolution forums when it is to our client’s advantage to do so.
Gunster’s philosophy includes a dedication to client service and responsiveness. Our attorneys are experienced in a broad range of commercial litigation matters, including:
- Administrative law
- Alternative dispute resolution
- Antitrust claims
- Appellate practice
- Banking and financial services litigation
- Business litigation and commercial disputes
- Class actions
- Construction litigation
- ERISA litigation
- First Amendment and defamation
- Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
- Health care disputes
- Intellectual property litigation
- International dispute resolution venued in Florida
- Labor and employment
- Mass and toxic torts
- Product liability
- Professional liability
- Real estate, commercial foreclosures and eminent domain
- Securities and derivatives litigation
- Shareholder, LLC and partnership disputes
- Tax controversies
- Trade practices
- Trade secrets and noncompetition
- Trial practice
- Trusts, estates and fiduciary litigation
- White-collar criminal defense
As Florida’s law firm for business, our attorneys understand the unique industries, politics and commercial challenges specific to Florida. Many industries are highly specialized and require a precise understanding of technical details, market trends, political and regulatory challenges, as well as unique operational procedures. Gunster litigators constantly strive to maintain an established presence in the array of specialized market sectors that make up the Florida economy, including:
- Banking and financial services
- Health care
- Media and entertainment
Our goal is to perpetually cultivate depth, breadth and reach throughout Florida. Gunster aspires to be everywhere our clients need us to be. Our firm seeks to provide the historical perspective, talent, intellectual prowess and geographic reach required to tackle any commercial litigation claim that touches Florida. Our dedication to a network of business and judicial relationships help us to efficiently and effectively advocate our client’s best interest in many different regional market segments.
Our attorneys have tried and litigated cases in state courts in Miami, Orlando, Tampa, Jacksonville, Fort Lauderdale, Tallahassee, West Palm Beach and the Florida Keys, among others. Our litigators have advocated client positions in state and federal court claims in the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida, as well as argued appeals in all five District Courts of Appeals and before the U.S. Supreme Court. Our team has traveled nationally and internationally to take depositions and preserve evidence critical to our client’s safekeeping.
The objective of our litigators is to solve problems and to influence the legal landscape of Florida. The firm endeavors to deliver cutting-edge litigation management and e-discovery strategies. Gunster aims to consistently match the right attorney, experience and location needed to effectively address any dispute in Florida and beyond.