WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (May 20, 2015) – Gunster, one of Florida’s oldest and largest full-service business law firms, is pleased to announce that 19 of its attorneys have been honored as 2015 “Leaders in their Field” by Chambers USA, a UK-based organization that identifies and ranks lawyers and law firms based on evaluation of applications and interviews conducted by its research team.

In addition, nine Gunster practice areas were recognized in Chambers USA 2015 edition:

Gunster’s 2015 “Leaders in their Field” honorees and the practice areas they are being recognized for are:

Gregory K. Bader – Banking & FinanceDavid G. Bates – Corporate / Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity Elaine M. Bucher – Tax: Estate Planning Rick J. Burgess - Environment Jay Carmichael - Immigration
Terry Cole - Environment James B. Davis – Tax: Employee Benefits Donald R. Hall – Real Estate: Zoning/Land UseBruce D. Lamb – Health Care Alan S. Lederman - Tax
Michael V. Mitrione – Banking & Finance; Corporate / Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity M. Lynn Pappas – Real Estate: Zoning/Land UseLuna E. Phillips – Environment Martin R. Press - TaxMark J. Ragusa – Health Care
Mariana R. Ribeiro – Immigration Brian Seymour – Real Estate: Zoning/Land UseSarah Lea Tobocman - Immigration David M. Wells – Litigation: General Commercial

Chambers & Partners has been ranking law firms and lawyers since 1990. Its editors and researchers speak to lawyers and clients, conducting in-depth telephone interviews, which provide wide-ranging and testable information on which the organization’s rankings and commentary rely.


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 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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