Gunster, one of Florida’s oldest and largest full-service business law firms, is pleased to announce that the firm is a leader in 11 practice areas in the 2022 edition of Chambers USA, Florida. Gunster maintained the Band 1 ranking in many of these areas for a second consecutive year. Established in 1990 and long considered the ‘gold standard,’ Chambers and Partners is an independent UK-based research company operating across 200 jurisdictions delivering detailed rankings and insight into the world’s leading lawyers and law firms.

Gunster also had 27 individual lawyers recognized by Chambers USA, Florida, which identifies and ranks lawyers and law firms based on evaluation of applications and in-depth telephone interviews conducted by its research team. Clients interviewed noted that, “The firm is very quick to respond and act to find solutions. They are also highly capable of understanding technical business requirements.” 

Chambers rankings are assessed based on six factors: technical legal ability, client service, depth of team, commercial vision and business understanding, diligence, and value for money.

Individuals that ranked in both the Chambers USA and Global Guide, 2022 include: Sarah Lea Tobocman (Immigration), Christine P. Payne (E-Discovery and Information Governance), and Peter Quinter (International Trade: Customs).

The High Net Worth Guide will be released on July 22, 2022 in which Gunster’s Private Wealth Services practice has ranked Band 1 for the past 4 years.

Gunster 2022 Chambers-USA, Florida Leading Practices:

Gunster’s 2022 Chambers-USA, Florida “Leaders in their fields”:

Banking & Finance: Transactional
Gregory K. Bader– Florida
Michael V. Mitrione– Florida

Corporate/M&A and Private Equity
David G. Bates– Florida: South
Michael V. Mitrione– Florida: South

E-Discovery and Information Governance
Christine P. Payne– USA: Nationwide

Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
James B. Davis– Florida

Energy & Natural Resources
Beth Keating– Florida

Deborah K. Madden– Florida
Elizabeth Ross– Florida
Eric T. Olsen– Florida
Gregory M. Munson– Florida
Luna E. Phillips– Florida
Rick J. Burgess– Florida
Terry P. Cole– Florida

Bruce D. Lamb– Florida
William P. Dillon– Florida

Beatriz E. Osorio– Florida
Mariana R. Ribeiro– Florida
Sarah Lea Tobocman– Florida, USA: Nationwide

International Trade: Customs
Peter Quinter– USA: Nationwide

Litigation: General Commercial: Highly Regarded
David M. Wells– Florida
William J. Schifino, Jr.– Florida

Real Estate
Brian M. Seymour– Florida
Danielle DeVito-Hurley– Florida: South
Mario Garcia-Serra– Florida

Alan S. Lederman– Florida
Adi Rappoport– Florida
Martin R. Press– Florida


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 220 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 Business Development & Communications


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