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Gunster, one of Florida’s oldest and largest full-service business law firms, is pleased to announce that 118, or nearly half of the firm’s attorneys, are recognized in the Best Lawyers® 2023 edition. This represents 14 additional Gunster-ranked attorneys over the previous year.

Best Lawyers in America© listed 99 Gunster attorneys within 55 practices and specialties, among nine Florida markets. Best Lawyers®: Ones to Watch listed 13 attorneys within 12 distinct practices and specialties, among six Florida markets.

Of note, six Gunster attorneys were listed on Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year” for their work across five different practices: Amy Brigham Boulris (Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law); Brian M. Seymour (Land Use and Zoning Law); David G. Bates (Corporate Law); Mario Garcia-Serra (Land Use and Zoning Law); Preethi Sekharan (Litigation – Intellectual Property); and Spencer N. Cummings (Real Estate Law). The highly sought after “Lawyer of the Year” recognition acknowledges just five percent of lawyers practicing in the United States based on the highest overall peer feedback.

The following attorneys are included in The Best Lawyers in America© 2023 edition:


Administrative/Regulatory Law
William P. Dillon
Lila A. Jaber
Beth Keating
George S. LeMieux
Robert A. Manning
Gregory M. Munson

Appellate Practice
Jack J. Aiello
Kenneth B. Bell
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
Timothy S. Danninger
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
Jack J. Aiello
David R. Atkinson Jr.
Nicole K. Atkinson
Timothy S. Danninger
Michael R. Freed
Michael B. Green
William K. Hill
Thomas R. Julin
George S. LeMieux
Barbara Bolton Litten
John W. Little III
Edward A. Marod
Kenneth G.M. Mather
Brad McPherson
Megan K. Moon
John B.T. Murray, Jr.
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
Kellie M. Humphries
Aaron Reichelson
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

Employment Law – Individuals
Michael R. Freed
Joseph G. Santoro

Employment Law – Management
Eduardo Suarez-Solar
Joseph G. Santoro

Energy Law
Lila A. Jaber
Beth Keating

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

Environmental Law
Rick J. Burgess
Robert A. Manning
Gregory M. Munson
Eric T. Olsen
Michael P. Petrovich
Luna E. Phillips
Elizabeth Ross

FDA Law
Peter Quinter

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

International Trade and Finance Law
Peter Quinter

Land Use and Zoning Law
Christopher P. Benvenuto
James M. Crowley
Heidi Davis Knapik
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.
Traci H. Rollins
David M. Wells

Litigation – Bankruptcy
Kenneth G.M. Mather

Litigation – Construction
Julia M. Holden Davis
Kellie M. Humphries
David M. Wells

Litigation – Environmental
Rick J. Burgess
Eric T. Olsen
Michael P. Petrovich

Litigation – First Amendment
Thomas R. Julin

Litigation – Health Care
Latour “LT” Lafferty

Litigation – Intellectual Property
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
David M. Wells

Litigation – Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
Lila A. Jaber

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

Litigation – Trust and Estates
Debra L. Boje
Elaine M. Bucher

John P. Cole
William T. Hennessey
Mary E. Karr

Thomas M. Karr
Steven A. Lessne
John C. Moran

John B.T. Murray, Jr.
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

Qui Tam Law
Latour “LT” Lafferty

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
Eric T. Olsen
Elizabeth Ross

The following attorneys are included in Best Lawyers®: Ones to Watch 2023 edition:


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First published in 2010, 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 ranked highly over the years. The list is compiled as a result of peer-review surveys and is published in almost 70 countries around the world. Inclusion in the 2021 edition of Best Lawyers® was based on millions of evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers.

In recent years, Gunster continues to be one of the highest ranking firms within the legal industry recognition programs. Gunster is a leader in 11 practice areas in the 2022 edition of Chambers USA, Florida. Florida Trend’s Legal Elite and Super Lawyers have also consistently ranked Gunster’s attorneys as leaders across many practice areas.

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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 11 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 220 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 Business Development & Corporate Communications
561-804-4350, jgarrison@gunster.com

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