WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (August 27, 2018) – Gunster, one of Florida’s oldest and largest full-service business law firms, is pleased to announce that 17 of the firms’ attorneys were selected as Top Lawyers by Palm Beach Illustrated.

Palm Beach Illustrated partnered with Professional Research Services to gather peer reviewed rankings to develop a list of the best attorneys in the region. Nominees were further evaluated on a variety of factors. Qualifying attorneys who received the highest number of votes were chosen as honorees.

“I’m honored to be selected by my peers as part of Palm Beach Illustrated’s 2018 list of Top Lawyers,” explained Gunster labor and employment attorney Holly Griffin.

The following Gunster attorneys are recognized by Palm Beach Illustrated for their professional excellence:

Jack J. Aiello Appellate Practice
David R. Atkinson Business Litigation
Nicole K. Atkinson Business Litigation
Davis G. Bates Business/Corporate, Mergers and Acquisitions
Joseph P. Chase Business/Corporate
EJ Cox Business Litigation
Lewis F. Crippen Real Estate
Holly L. Griffin Labor and Employment
Daniel A. Hanley Trusts and Estates
William Hennessey Trusts and Estates
Seth Kaplan Trusts and Estates
John W. Little III Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law, Land Use and Zoning
Michael V. Mitrione Banking and Finance LawMergers and Acquisitions
Adi Rappoport Tax
Lisa A. Schneider Tax
Brian M. Seymour Land Use and Zoning
Michael D. Simon Trusts and Estate

2018 is the first year Palm Beach Illustrated recognized Top Lawyers in the Palm Beach County community.

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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, Vero Beach, and its headquarters in West Palm Beach. With over 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

Jenni Garrison
Director of Marketing & Corporate Communications


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