22 attorneys, 10 law practice areas at Gunster honored by Chambers USA in 2018WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (Oct. 5, 2018) – Gunster, one of Florida’s oldest and largest full-service business law firms, is pleased to announce that the firm has been recognized as a leader in ten practice areas in the 2018 edition of Chambers and Partners.

Gunster had 22 individual lawyers recognized 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. Law firms and individual lawyers are ranked in bands from 1 (highest) to 6 (lowest), nearly half of Gunster’s honored attorneys are ranked as band 1 or, or received Senior Statesman recognition.

Gunster 2018 Chambers-USA leading practices:
Banking & Finance
Corporate/M&A & Private Equity
Litigation: General Commercial
Private Wealth Services
Real Estate
Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use

Gunster’s 2018 Chambers-USA “Leaders in their fields”:
Alan S. Lederman, Tax
Beatriz Osorio, Immigration (Associate to watch)
Bill Schifino, Litigation: General Commercial
Brian Seymour, Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use
Brian C. Sparks, Private Wealth Services
Bruce D. Lamb, Healthcare
David G. Bates, Corporate/M&A & Private Equity
David M. Wells, Litigation: General Commercial
Elaine Bucher, Private Wealth Services
Gregory Munson, Environment
James B. Davis, Tax: Employee Benefits
Lisa A. Schneider, Private Wealth Services
Luna E. Phillips, Environment
M Lynn Pappas, Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use
Mariana R. Ribeiro, Immigration
Martin R. Press, Tax
Michael V. Mitrione, Banking & Finance: Transactional, Corporate/M&A & Private Equity
Rick J. Burgess, Environment
Sarah Lea Tobocman, Immigration (Nationwide)
Terry Cole, Environment
Thomas R. Julin, First Amendment Litigation (Nationwide)
William T. Hennessey, Private Wealth Services

Chambers and Partners have 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.

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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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