Press Releases

Cutting-edge legal counsel defines Gunster’s practice. Every day, Gunster attorneys define how law and business continue to advance. Find out more about our people and what they’re doing in the following press releases.


Gunster Shareholder Alexis Buese Selected to Hillsborough County Bar Association Leadership Institute Class of 2021-22

Recently, the Hillsborough County Bar Association (HCBA) selected Gunster shareholder Alexis Buese as a member of its Leadership Institute Class of 2021-22. Gunster attorney Jounice Nealy-Brown currently co-chairs the program. With a membership of nearly 4,000 attorneys, judges and legal professionals. the HCBA is one of the largest voluntary bar associations in Florida. Its mission is […]


Gunster Adds Depth to Environment and Land Use Practice with Addition of Former St. Johns River Water Management District Attorney Eric Olsen

Gunster, one of Florida’s oldest and largest full-service business law firms, today announced that Eric Olsen is joining the firm’s Environment and Land Use practice as a shareholder in its Tallahassee office. Olsen is a former in-house attorney with the St. Johns River Water Management District and brings decades of experience in wetland regulation, mitigation banking, […]


Gunster Shareholder Joe Chase Selected as President of the Forum Club of the Palm Beaches

Gunster shareholder Joseph Chase recently began his term as president of the Forum Club of the Palm Beaches. Established in 1976, the Forum Club of the Palm Beaches is Florida’s largest non-partisan political and public affairs organization. As a nonprofit organization, the Forum Club’s mission is to stimulate thought and promote dialogue. The Forum Club informs and […]


Gunster Expands Immigration Law Practice with Addition of April Bentley to its Tallahassee Office

Gunster, one of Florida’s oldest and largest full-service business law firms, is pleased to announce that April Bentley has joined the firm’s Immigration Law practice in its Tallahassee office. Bentley brings nearly two decades of experience advising businesses and corporate immigration clients on administrative law matters and compliance with the government’s I-9 verification requirements and the […]


104 Gunster Attorneys Recognized in Best Lawyers 2022 Edition

Gunster, one of Florida’s oldest and largest full-service business law firms, is pleased to announce that 104 of the firm’s attorneys are recognized in the Best Lawyers® 2022 edition. This represents a nearly 15 percent increase in Gunster-ranked attorneys over the previous year. The Best Lawyers in America© listed 94 Gunster attorneys within 52 practices and […]


Gunster Further Expands its Capabilities with Addition of Five Attorneys Statewide across Multiple Practices

Gunster, one of Florida’s oldest and largest full-service business law firms, is pleased to announce it continues to grow with the recent addition of attorneys Australia Alba, Mary Kathryn King, Angela Misch, R. Ryan Morris and Derek Mountford. Australia Alba joins the firm’s Tax, Private Wealth Services and International practices in the Fort Lauderdale office. […]


Gunster Represents HotelPlanner in Three-way Merger Transaction with SPAC

Gunster recently represented HotelPlanner in a three-way merger agreement with Reservations.com and Astrea Acquisition Corp, a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC). When completed, the transaction will result in the creation of a combined public company to be named HotelPlanner Inc., which will be listed on NASDAQ under the new ticker symbol “HOTP.” Completion of the transaction […]



Gunster Adds Veteran White Collar Litigator Latour “LT” Lafferty to its Tampa Office, Broadening its Business Litigation Practice

Gunster, one of Florida’s oldest and largest full-service business law firms, is pleased to announce that Latour “LT” Lafferty has joined the firm’s Business Litigation practice in its Tampa office. Lafferty focuses his practice on white collar criminal defense/litigation, corporate internal investigations, False Claims Act (FCA) qui tam litigation, healthcare fraud and abuse, criminal tax fraud […]


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