Gunster, one of Florida’s oldest and largest full-service business law firms, is pleased to announce that the firm is a leader in 12 practice areas in the 2024 edition of Chambers USA. As the firm continues to grow, so do its multifaceted, first-in-class capabilities, which is evidenced by these latest rankings.

Gunster also had 32 individual lawyers recognized by Chambers USA, 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 stated, “The team assists us in a manner which makes me feel safe, secure and confident in their abilities. They are also always promptly available when I need to ask them a legal question.” Another client remarked, “Gunster enjoys a sterling reputation for the strength of its e-discovery practice, with clients frequently turning to its expert attorneys in their most significant and document-intensive litigation matters.”

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. 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 Chambers Global 2024 Guides include: Sarah Lea Tobocman (Immigration), Christine P. Payne (E-Discovery and Information Governance), Michelle Six (E-Discovery and Information Governance) and Peter Quinter (International Trade: Customs).

Chambers’ High Net Worth rankings will be released on July 18, 2024. Gunster’s Private Wealth Services practice has been continually recognized as one of the top rated in the nation, and has attained a Band 1 ranking for the past six years.

Gunster’s 2024 Chambers USA Leading Practices:

Gunster’s 2024 Chambers USA Leading Lawyers:

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; Global
Michelle Six – USA: Nationwide; Global

Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
James B. Davis – Florida

Energy & Natural Resources
Beth Keating – Florida

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

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

Mariana R. Ribeiro – Florida
Sarah Lea Tobocman – Florida; USA: Nationwide; Global

International Trade: Customs
Peter Quinter – USA: Nationwide; Global

Kenneth Bell – Florida
Lauren Purdy – Florida

LitigationGeneral Commercial
Nicole K. Atkinson – Florida
Michael Green – Florida
William J. Schifino, Jr. – Florida
David M. Wells – Florida

Real Estate

Danielle DeVito-Hurley – Florida: South

Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use
Mario Garcia-Serra – Florida: South
Brian M. Seymour – Florida: South

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


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, Naples, Orlando, Palm Beach, Stuart, Tallahassee, Tampa Bayshore, Tampa Downtown, Vero Beach, and its headquarters in West Palm Beach. With more than 290 attorneys and consultants, and over 290 committed professional 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


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