WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (June 29, 2016) – Gunster, one of Florida’s oldest and largest full-service business law firms, is pleased to announce that 39 of its attorneys have been included in the 2016 Florida Super Lawyers list, and an additional 11 were named Rising Stars.
Out of Gunster’s 50 award-winning attorneys, seven are longtime honorees celebrating 10 consecutive years of being listed this year. Their names are in red below.
|James B. Davis||Donald R. Hall||Thomas M. Karr||Bruce D. Lamb||John W. Little III||Lisa A. Schneider||Stephen G. Vogelsang|
Best of the best
Besides 11 consecutive years of being a Florida Super Lawyers honoree, shareholder Elaine Bucher has also made three of the publication’s top lists for the second year in a row: Top 50 Women, Top 100 Florida, and Top 100 South Florida. Top lists feature those attorneys with the most total points earned during the selection process.
Elaine Bucher (estate planning) | Top 50 – Women | Top 100- Florida | Top 100- South Florida
Florida Super Lawyers recognizes up to five percent of the state’s attorneys who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.
Here are Gunster’s 2016 Florida Super Lawyers honorees:
|Appellate||Employee Benefits/ERISA||Health Care|
|Kenneth B. Bell||James B. Davis||Bruce D. Lamb|
|Employment Litigation: Defense||Land Use/Zoning|
|William E. Adams, Jr.||Environmental|
|David R. Atkinson||Simon Ferro||Mergers & Acquisitions|
|Linda A. Conahan||Estate & Trust Litigation||Michael V. Mitrione|
|G. Joseph Curley, Jr.||John P. Cole||Mahesh H. Nanwani|
|Fabienne E. Fahnestock||William T. Hennessey, III||
|Jorge D. Guttman||Steven A. Lessne||Amy Brigham Boulris|
|William K. Hill||John C. Moran||John W. Little, III|
|Clinton R. Losego||Michael D. Simon||Juan Matias Muniz|
|Edward A. Marod||
Estate Planning & Probate
|David M. Wells||Debra L. Boje|
|Elaine M. Bucher|
|Daniel A. Hanley|
|Lisa A. Schneider|
|Stephen G. Vogelsang|
Florida Super Lawyers also recognizes Rising Stars, which represent fewer than 2.5 percent of the state’s lawyers under the age of 40, or who have practiced law for fewer than 10 years, and who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.
Here are Gunster’s 2016 Rising Stars honorees:
|Business Litigation||Employment & Labor||Estate & Probate|
|Aaron Jay Horowitz||Roger Feicht||Alyse Reiser Comiter|
|Jonathan H. Kaskel||Keith E. Sonderling||Joshua Goldglantz|
|Estate & Trust Litigation||Immigration: Business||Land Use / Zoning|
|Cristina Papanikos||Mariana R. Ribeiro||Mario Garcia-Serra|
|Mergers & Acquisitions|
|Joseph P. Chase|
Super Lawyers recognizes outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas. The selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.
In 2015, Gunster had a total of 47 Florida Super Lawyers honorees, this year the firm increased its standing with a total of 50 honorees. The firm’s attorneys continue to maintain a strong presence among top lawyers listed by award groups such as Florida Trend’s Legal Elite, Best Lawyers in America, and Chambers & Partners Leaders in Their Field.
Gunster, Florida’s law firm for business, provides full-service legal counsel to leading organizations and individuals from its 13 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, Winter Park, and its headquarters in West Palm Beach. With more than 180 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.