WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (July 15, 2015) – Gunster, one of Florida’s oldest and largest full-service business law firms, is pleased to announce that 38 of its attorneys have been included in the 2015 Florida Super Lawyers list, and an additional 9 were named Rising Stars.

10-year milestone

Gunster's 10-year Florida Super Lawyer honoreesOut of Gunster’s 47 award-winning attorneys, 12 are longtime honorees who have not skipped a year in receiving the honor – a difficult feat because Florida Super Lawyers restricts the list to the highest scoring 5 percent each year. Their names are in red below.

Best of the best

Besides being recognized for her 10 consecutive years of being a Super Lawyers honoree, shareholder Elaine Bucher has also made three of the publication’s top lists in 2015: Top 50 Women, Top 100 Florida, and Top 100 South Florida. Top lists feature those attorneys with the most total points earned during the selection process.

Elaine Bucher

Top 50-Women

Top 100-Florida

Top 100- South Florida

Here are Gunster’s 2015 Florida Super Lawyer honorees:

AppellateEmployee Benefits/ERISAHealth Care
Kenneth B. BellJames B. DavisBruce D. Lamb
Business LitigationEmployment Litigation: DefenseLand Use/Zoning
William E. Adams, Jr.Joseph G. SantoroDonald R. Hall
David R. AtkinsonEnvironmentalBrian M. Seymour
Michael CavendishSimon FerroMergers & Acquisitions
Linda A. ConahanEstate & Trust LitigationDavid G. Bates
G. Joseph Curley, Jr.John P. ColeMichael V. Mitrione
Fabienne E. FahnestockWilliam T. Hennessey, IIIMahesh H. Nanwani
Michael FreedThomas M. KarrReal Estate: Business
Jorge D. GuttmanSteven A. LessneDaniel M. Mackler
William K. HillJohn C. MoranEminent Domain
Clinton R. LosegoMichael D. SimonAmy Brigham Boulris
Edward A. MarodEstate Planning & ProbateJohn W. Little, III
Stephen C. PageDebra L. BojeJuan Matias Muniz
David M. Wells
Elaine Bucher
Daniel A. Hanley
Lisa A. Schneider
Stephen G. Vogelsang

Here are Gunster’s 2015 Rising Star honorees:

Business/CorpEstate & Trust LitigationMergers & Aquisitions
Marc D. BrodyCristina PapanikosJoseph P. Chase
Business LitigationImmigrationSecurities & Corporate Finance
Jonathan H. KaskelMariana R. RibeiroDavid C. Scileppi
Employment & LaborLand Use/ Zoning
Keith E. SonderlingJames M. Crowley
Mario Garcia-Serra


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 Business Development & Corporate Communications


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