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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (April 20, 2017) – Gunster, one of Florida’s oldest and largest full-service business law firms, is pleased to announce that 65 of its attorneys have been selected for the Best Lawyers in America list for 2017.

In addition, 10 Gunster attorneys in nine different practice areas and four different geographic regions within Florida have been named Lawyers of the Year by Best Lawyers. This sublist is exclusive: only one lawyer in a particular practice area and geographic region is selected each year.

2017 Lawyers of the Year

Gunster attorney Debra Boje Gunster attorney Amy Brigham Boulris Gunster attorney Elaine Bucher Gunster attorney Lisa Schneider Gunster attorney Sarah Tobocman
Debra Boje
trusts & estates litigation, Tampa
Amy Boulris
eminent domain & condemnation law, Miami
Elaine Bucher
trusts & estates, West Palm Beach
Lisa Schneider
trusts & estates litigation, West Palm Beach
Sarah Tobocman
immigration law, Miami
Gunster attorney Joe Curley Gunster attorney Simon Ferro Gunster attorney Bruce Lamb Gunster attorney Alan Lederman Gunster attorney Brian Seymour
G. Joseph Curley
labor & employment litigation, West Palm Beach
Simon Ferro
government relations practice, Miami
Bruce Lamb
health care law, Tampa
Alan S. Lederman
tax litigation & controversy, Fort Lauderdale
Brian Seymour
land use & zoning litigation, West Palm Beach

The following attorneys are included on the 2017 ‘Best Lawyers in America’ list:

Administrative/Regulatory Law
Beth Keating
George S. LeMieux

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

Bet-the-Company Litigation
G. Joseph Curley
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 Aiello
David R. Atkinson Jr.
Nicole K. Atkinson
Michael Cavendish
Linda A. Conahan
Angel A. Cortinas
G. Joseph Curley
Michael R. Freed
William K. Hill
Thomas R. Julin
George S. LeMieux
John W. Little III
Edward A. Marod
Raymond V. Miller
Stephen C. Page
Joseph L. Raia
Joseph G. Santoro
Gregor J. Schwinghammer Jr.
Brian M. Seymour
David M. Wells

Construction Law
David M. Wells

Corporate Governance Law
Gregory K. Bader

Corporate Law
David G. Bates
Thomas A. Hickey
Michael V. Mitrione
Mark J. Scheer
Robert C. White Jr.

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

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
James B. Davis

Employment Law – Individuals
Michael R. Freed

Employment Law – Management
Arturo Ross

Energy Law
Charles A. Guyton
Beth Keating

Environmental Law
Rick J. Burgess
Terry Cole
M. Lynn Pappas
Luna E. Phillips

First Amendment Law
Thomas R. Julin

Government Relations Practice
Simon Ferro
Gregory M. Munson
Allison E. Turnbull
J. Larry Williams

Health Care Law
Bruce D. Lamb

Immigration Law
Sarah Lea Tobocman

Labor Law – Management
Arturo Ross

Land Use and Zoning Law
Simon Ferro
John W. Little III
M. Lynn Pappas
Allison E. Turnbull

Litigation – Antitrust
David M. Wells

Litigation – Banking and Finance
Michael Cavendish
Linda A. Conahan
William K. Hill
David M. Wells

Litigation – Construction
David M. Wells

Litigation – Environmental
Rick J. Burgess

Litigation – First Amendment
Thomas R. Julin

Litigation – Intellectual Property
David R. Atkinson Jr.
Stephen C. Page

Litigation – Labor and Employment
G. Joseph Curley
Joseph G. Santoro

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

Litigation – Patent
David R. Atkinson Jr.

Litigation – Real Estate
David R. Atkinson Jr.
Nicole K. Atkinson
Linda A. Conahan
Stephen C. Page
David M. Wells

Litigation – Securities
David M. Wells

Litigation – Trust and Estates
Nicole K. Atkinson
Debra L. Boje
John Cole*
William T. Hennessey
Thomas M. Karr
Stephen C. Page
Lisa A. Schneider
Michael D. Simon

Litigation and Controversy – Tax
Alan S. Lederman
Adi Rappoport

Media Law
Thomas R. Julin

Mergers and Acquisitions Law
David G. Bates

Real Estate Law
Lewis F. Crippen
Heidi Davis Knapik
Danielle DeVito-Hurley
Paul K. Hines
Daniel M. Mackler
Frank E. Miller
M. Lynn Pappas
H. William Perry
James B. Soble
Allison E. Turnbull

Securities / Capital Markets Law
Mahesh H. Nanwani

Tax Law
James B. Davis
Mary E. Karr
Alan S. Lederman
Martin R. Press
Mark J. Scheer
Stephen G. Vogelsang

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
Lisa A. Schneider
Stephen G. Vogelsang

Utilities Law
Lila A. Jaber

*new to list in 2017

Best Lawyers’ annual list is compiled as a result of peer-review surveys and is published in almost 70 countries around the world. Inclusion in the 2017 edition of Best Lawyers was based on millions of evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers.

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 well across many practice areas over the years. Best Law Firms’ first edition 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 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.

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


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