WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (September 6, 2016) – Gunster, one of Florida’s oldest and largest full-service business law firms, is pleased to announce that its 2016 roster of 25 attorneys honored by Florida Trend as Legal Elite makes Gunster one of the top 3 firms with the most honorees, according to the publication.

Gunster’s 25 honorees are made up of 21 Legal Elite + 4 Legal Elite Up & Comers.

Florida Trend’s Legal Elite listing is an exclusive annual honor that represents fewer than 2 percent of active Florida Bar members. Five of Gunster’s Legal Elite honorees have achieved an even greater distinction: inclusion in the publication’s Hall of Fame, having consistently earned high rankings from their peers.

Gunster attorneys in the Legal Elite Hall of Fame

Gunster attorney David Bates Gunster attorney Amy Brigham Boulris Gunster attorney Bruce D. Lamb Gunster attorney John W. Little III Gunster attorney David M. Wells

David Bates

Amy Brigham Boulris

Bruce D. Lamb

John W. Little III

David M. Wells

Here are the 21 Gunster attorneys named to Florida Trend’s 2016 Legal Elite list:


Kenneth B. Bell


Banking & Financial

Gregory K. Bader


Business Law

David G. Bates

G. Joe Curley Jr.

David C. Scileppi


Commercial Litigation

Michael Freed

William K. Hill

Clinton R. Losego

David M. Wells


Eminent Domain

Amy Brigham Boulris

John W. Little III


Environmental & Land Use

Terry P. Cole

Gregory M. Munson

Mario Garcia-Serra



Bruce D. Lamb


Mahesh H. Nanwani


Real Estate

M. Lynn Pappas



James B. Davis

Mark J. Scheer


Wills, Trusts & Estates

Elaine Bucher

John C. Moran


In addition, four Gunster attorneys were listed as Legal Elite Up & Comers in 2016:

Gunster attorney Roger W. Feicht Gunster attorney Jorge D. Guttman Gunster attorney Aaron J. Horowitz Gunster attorney Keith E. Sonderling

Roger W. Feicht

Jorge D. Guttman

Aaron J. Horowitz

Keith E. Sonderling

This year’s numbers have improved significantly from 2015 where Gunster had 18 honorees and was ranked in the top 5 firms, respectively.

To create its annual Legal Elite list, now in its 13th year, Florida Trend asks lawyers to name attorneys they hold in the highest regard or would recommend to others. Voters are also asked to name three up-and-coming attorneys. Only lawyers licensed and practicing in Florida are eligible for selection.

The list of top vote-getters was further examined using membership status and histories provided by the Florida Bar. A panel of previous Legal Elite winners, representing different practice areas in cities across the state, reviewed the selection process and the list of finalists. The resulting lists represent fewer than 2 percent of the active Florida Bar members who practice in Florida.

About Gunster

Gunster, Florida’s law firm for business, provides full-service legal counsel to leading organizations and individuals from its 12 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, 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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