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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 specialties, among nine Florida markets. 

Best Lawyers®: Ones to Watch listed 10 attorneys within seven distinct practices and specialties.

Additionally, nine Gunster attorneys were listed on Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year” for their work across eight different practices: Beth Keating (Energy Regulatory Law); Christopher P. Benvenuto (Litigation – Land Use and Zoning); David M. Wells (Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants); George S. LeMieux (Administrative – Regulatory Law); John B.T. Murray, Jr. (Bet-the-Company Litigation); John C. Moran (Trusts and Estates); Michael G. Tanner (Appellate Practice); William J. Schifino, Jr. (Legal Malpractice – Defendants); and William K. Hill (Litigation – Banking and Finance). 

The “Lawyer of the Year” recognition acknowledges five percent of lawyers practicing in the United States based on the highest overall peer feedback. Only one lawyer in a particular practice area and geographic region is selected each year.

The following attorneys are included in The Best Lawyers in America© 2022 edition:

Administrative/Regulatory Law
Lila A. Jaber
Beth Keating
George S. LeMieux
Gregory M. Munson

Appellate Practice
Jack J. Aiello
Angel A. Cortiñas
Thomas R. Julin
John A. Schifino
Michael G. Tanner

Arbitration
William J. Schifino, Jr.

Banking and Finance Law
Michael V. Mitrione
David M. Wells

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Kenneth G.M. Mather

Bet-the-Company Litigation
John B.T. Murray, Jr.
Michael G. Tanner
David M. Wells

Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
Michael R. Freed
Michael V. Mitrione

Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Michael V. Mitrione

Commercial Litigation
William E. Adams, Jr.
Jack J. Aiello
David R. Atkinson Jr.
Nicole K. Atkinson
Angel A. Cortiñas
Timothy S. Danninger
Michael R. Freed
Michael B. Green
William K. Hill
Thomas R. Julin
George S. LeMieux
John W. Little III
Edward A. Marod
Megan K. Moon
John B.T. Murray, Jr.
Stephen C. Page
Lauren Vickroy Purdy
Mark J. Ragusa
Joseph L. Raia
Aron U. Raskas
Traci Rollins
Joseph G. Santoro
William J. Schifino, Jr.
Gregor J. Schwinghammer Jr.
Preethi Sekharan
Asghar A. Syed
Michael G. Tanner
David M. Wells

Construction Law
Julia M. Holden-Davis
David M. Wells

Corporate Law
David G. Bates
Scott M. Coffey
Thomas A. Hickey
Jeffery Q. Jonasen
Michael V. Mitrione
Mahesh H. Nanwani
Mark J. Scheer
Robert C. White Jr.

Corporate Compliance Law
Latour “LT” Lafferty

Criminal Defense: White Collar
Latour “LT” Lafferty

Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
Amy Brigham Boulris
John W. Little III
Juan M. Muñiz
Gregory S. Rix
Brian M. Seymour

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
James B. Davis
Arthur S. Meyers

Employment Law – Individuals
Michael R. Freed

Employment Law – Management
Arthur S. Meyers

Energy Law
Lila A. Jaber
Beth Keating

Energy Regulatory Law
Lila A. Jaber
Beth Keating
Greg M. Munson

Environmental Law
Rick J. Burgess
Gregory M. Munson
Luna E. Phillips
Elizabeth Ross

First Amendment Law
Thomas R. Julin

Government Relations Practice
Derek E. Bruce
Lila A. Jaber
Gregory M. Munson
J. Larry Williams

Health Care Law
Bruce D. Lamb
Samantha L. Prokop
Mark J. Ragusa

Immigration Law
Sarah Lea Tobocman

Land Use and Zoning Law
James M. Crowley
Heidi Davis Knapik
Staci M. Rewis
Mario Garcia-Serra
Brian M. Seymour
Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants
William J. Schifino, Jr.
David M. Wells

Litigation – Antitrust
David M. Wells

Litigation – Banking and Finance
William K. Hill
John B.T. Murray, Jr.
David M. Wells

Litigation Bankruptcy
Kenneth G.M. Mather

Litigation – Construction
Kellie M. Humphries
David M. Wells

Litigation – Environmental
Rick J. Burgess

Litigation ERISA
Arthur S. Meyers

Litigation – First Amendment
Thomas R. Julin

Litigation – Health Care
Latour “LT” Lafferty

Litigation – Intellectual Property
Stephen C. Page
Preethi Sekharan

Litigation – Labor and Employment
Brian M. McPherson
Joseph G. Santoro
John A. Schifino

Litigation – Land Use and Zoning
Christopher P. Benvenuto
John W. Little III
Brian M. Seymour

Litigation – Real Estate
John W. Little III
Stephen C. Page
David M. Wells

Litigation – Securities
Daniel P. Dietrich
William J. Schifino, Jr.
David M. Wells

Litigation – Trust and Estates
Debra L. Boje
John P. Cole
William T. Hennessey
Thomas M. Karr
Steven A. Lessne
John C. Moran
John B.T. Murray, Jr.
Stephen C. Page
Michael D. Simon
Brian C. Sparks

Litigation and Controversy – Tax
Alan S. Lederman
Brian C. Sparks

Media Law
Thomas R. Julin

Mergers and Acquisitions Law
David G. Bates
Michael V. Mitrione

Product Liability Litigation Defendants
John B.T. Murray, Jr.

Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants
David M. Wells

Real Estate Law
Tyrone T. Bongard
Scott Brown
Spencer N. Cummings
Danielle DeVito-Hurley
Paul K. Hines
Thomas M. Jenks
Heidi Davis Knapik
Daniel M. Mackler
Frank E. Miller
H. William Perry

Securities / Capital Markets Law
Scott M. Coffey
Mahesh H. Nanwani

Tax Law
David S. Barnhill
Matthew M. Comiter
James B. Davis
Daniel J. Glassman
Alan S. Lederman
Alexander L. Nostro Jr.
Martin R. Press
Adi Rappoport
Mark J. Scheer
Brian C. Sparks

Technology Law
David G. Bates
Robert C. White Jr.

Trusts and Estates
Debra L. Boje
Elaine M. Bucher
James B. Davis
Daniel A. Hanley
William T. Hennessey
Mary E. Karr
John C. Moran
Alexander L. Nostro Jr.
Adi Rappoport
Mitchell D. Schepps
Lisa A. Schneider
Brian C. Sparks

Utilities Law
Lila A. Jaber

Water Law
Gregory M. Munson

The following attorneys are included in Best Lawyers®: Ones to Watch 2022 edition:

Commercial Litigation
Justin Bennett
Amy S.L. Terwilleger

Corporate Law
Stephanie Quinones

Environmental Law
Deborah K. Madden

Legal Malpractice Law
Amy S.L. Terwilleger
Litigation – Construction
Anne Coxe Mesrobian

Professional Malpractice Law
Amy S.L. Terwilleger

Real Estate Law
Madison E. M. Gardiner

Trusts and Estates
Drew W. Barsalou
Elizabeth A. Bowers
Christine Sweet

Published annually in nearly 70 countries around the world, Best Lawyers® is compiled as a result of peer review surveys. Inclusion in the 2022 edition of Best Lawyers® was based on millions of evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers.

Additionally, Best Lawyers® has partnered with U.S. News & World Report to rank law firms in the United States for its annual Best Law Firms list, on which Gunster has consistently received high rankings across multiple practice areas over the years. The first edition of Best Law Firms was published in 2010.

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About Gunster

Gunster, Florida’s law firm for business, provides full-service legal counsel to leading organizations and individuals from its 12 offices statewide. Established in 1925, the firm has expanded, diversified and evolved, but always with a singular focus: Florida and its clients’ stake in it. A magnet for business-savvy attorneys who embrace collaboration for the greatest advantage of clients, Gunster’s growth has not been at the expense of personalized service but because of it. The firm serves clients from its offices in Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Miami, Orlando, Palm Beach, Stuart, Tallahassee, Tampa, The Florida Keys, Vero Beach, and its headquarters in West Palm Beach. With more than 200 attorneys and 200 committed support staff, Gunster is ranked among the National Law Journal’s list of the 500 largest law firms and has been recognized as one of the Top 100 Diverse Law Firms by Law360. More information about its practice areas, offices and insider’s view newsletters is available at www.gunster.com.

Contact:
Jenni Garrison
Director of Marketing & Corporate Communications
561-804-4350, jgarrison@gunster.com

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