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WEST PALM BEACH, FLA. (October 1, 2012) – Gunster, Florida’s law firm for business, is pleased to announce that more than half of the firm’s shareholders have been included in The Best Lawyers in America® 2013. Best Lawyers conducts extensive peer-review surveys in which tens of thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their peers. The amount of attorneys at the firm who have been named to Best Lawyers’ list has increased by more than 70 percent in the last year and many were named in multiple categories.

Gunster also has six attorneys who were honored as 2013 Lawyers of the Year: David G. Bates, West Palm Beach Corporate Law Lawyer of the Year; James R. Brindell, West Palm Beach Land Use & Zoning Law Lawyer of the Year; William T. Hennessey, West Palm Beach Trust & Estates Litigation Lawyer of the Year; John G. Metcalf, Jacksonville Environmental Law Lawyer of the Year; Robert T. Scott, West Palm Beach Real Estate Litigation Lawyer of the Year; and David M. Wells, Jacksonville Banking & Finance Litigation Lawyer of the Year.

The following attorneys have been included on Best Lawyers‘ 2013 list:

Administrative/Regulatory Law

Beth Keating – Tallahassee

Senator George S. LeMieux – Fort Lauderdale

Marcia Parker Tjoflat – Jacksonville

Banking and Financial Law

Clemente Vazquez-Bello – Miami

Bet-the-Company Litigation

Linda A. Conahan – Fort Lauderdale

G. Joseph Curley – West Palm Beach

Robert S. Hackleman – Fort Lauderdale

Robert T. Scott – West Palm Beach

David M. Wells – Jacksonville

Commercial Litigation

Jack Aiello – West Palm Beach

David R. Atkinson, Jr. – West Palm Beach

Nicole K. Atkinson – West Palm Beach

Michael Cavendish – Jacksonville

Linda A. Conahan – Fort Lauderdale

G. Joseph Curley, Jr. – West Palm Beach

Robert S. Hackleman – Fort Lauderdale

William K. Hill – Miami

Senator George S. LeMieux – Fort Lauderdale

Joseph L. Raia – Miami

Robert T. Scott – West Palm Beach

David M. Wells – Jacksonville

Construction Law

Edward M. Whelan – Jacksonville

Corporate Law

David G. Bates – West Palm Beach

Michael V. Mitrione – West Palm Beach

Mark J. Scheer – Miami

Bob C. White, Jr. – Fort Lauderdale

Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law

Amy Brigham Boulris – Miami

John W. Little, III – West Palm Beach

Juan M. Muñiz – Miami

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

James B. David – Fort Lauderdale

Energy Law

Charles A. Guyton – Tallahassee

Beth Keating – Tallahassee

Environmental Law

James R. Brindell – West Palm Beach

Rick J. Burgess – Fort Lauderdale

Terry Cole – Tallahassee

Donald R. Hall – Fort Lauderdale

John G. Metcalf – Jacksonville

M. Lynn Pappas – Jacksonville

Luna E. Phillips – Fort Lauderdale

Marcia Parker Tjoflat – Jacksonville

Government Relations Practice

J. Larry Williams – Tallahassee

Health Law

Bruce D. Lamb – Tampa

Immigration Law

Sarah Lea Tobocman – Miami

Land Use & Zoning Law

James R. Brindell – West Palm Beach

Donald R. Hall – Fort Lauderdale

John G. Metcalf – Jacksonville

M. Lynn Pappas – Jacksonville

Litigation – Banking & Finance

Michael Cavendish – Jacksonville

Linda A. Conahan – Fort Lauderdale

William K. Hill – Miami

Clemente Vazquez-Bello – Miami

David Wells – Jacksonville

Litigation – Construction

David M. Wells – Jacksonville

Edward M. Whelan – Jacksonville

Litigation – Environmental

Rick J. Burgess – Fort Lauderdale

Litigation – Intellectual Property

David R. Atkinson, Jr. – West Palm Beach

Robert S. Hackleman – Fort Lauderdale

Litigation – Labor & Employment

G. Joseph Curley, Jr. – West Palm Beach

Litigation – Land Use & Zoning

James R. Brindell – West Palm Beach

Donald R. Hall – Fort Lauderdale

Brian M. Seymour – West Palm Beach

Litigation – Patent

David R. Atkinson, Jr. – West Palm Beach

Litigation – Real Estate

David R. Atkinson, Jr. – West Palm Beach

Nicole K. Atkinson – West Palm Beach

Linda A. Conahan – Fort Lauderdale

Robert T. Scott – West Palm Beach

David M. Wells – Jacksonville

Litigation – Securities

Robert T. Scott – West Palm Beach

David M. Wells – Jacksonville

Litigation – Trust & Estates

Nicole K. Atkinson – West Palm Beach

Debra L. Boje – Tampa

Fabienne Fahnestock – Fort Lauderdale

William T. Hennessey – West Palm Beach

Robert B. Judd – Fort Lauderdale

Lisa A. Schneider – West Palm Beach

Michael D. Simon

Litigation & Controversy – Tax

Alan S. Lederman – Fort Lauderdale

Adi Rappoport – West Palm Beach

Mergers & Acquisitions Law

David G. Bates – West Palm Beach

Natural Resources Law

Lila A. Jaber – Tallahassee

Real Estate Law

Lewis F. Crippen – West Palm Beach

Danielle DeVito-Hurley – Fort Lauderdale

Donald R. Hall – Fort Lauderdale

Paul K. Hines – West Palm Beach

Daniel M. Mackler – Fort Lauderdale

John G. Metcalf – Jacksonville

Frank E. Miller – Jacksonville

M. Lynn Pappas – Jacksonville

H. William Perry – West Palm Beach

James B. Soble – Tampa

Cynthia C. Spall – West Palm Beach

Securities/Capital Markets Law

Mahesh H. Nanwani – Miami

Tax Law

James B. Davis – Fort Lauderdale

Alan S. Lederman – Fort Lauderdale

Martin R. Press – Fort Lauderdale

Mark J. Scheer – Miami

Stephen G. Vogelsang – West Palm Beach

Technology Law

David G. Bates – West Palm Beach

Kevin M. Levy – Miami

Bob C. White, Jr. – Fort Lauderdale

Trusts and Estates

Debra L. Boje – Tampa

James B. Davis – Fort Lauderdale

Daniel A. Hanley – Palm Beach

William T. Hennessey – West Palm Beach

Robert B. Judd – Fort Lauderdale

Lisa A. Schneider – West Palm Beach

Stephen G. Vogelsang – West Palm Beach

Utilities Law

Lila A. Jaber – Tallahassee

About Gunster

Established in 1925, Gunster is a full-service Florida law firm with ten offices around the state providing counsel to leading businesses and individuals. Our statewide presence and culture reflect the firm’s status as Florida’s law firm for business. Gunster serves clients from its offices in Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Miami, Palm Beach, Stuart, Tallahassee, Tampa, The Florida Keys, Vero Beach and its headquarters in West Palm Beach, with more than 165 attorneys and 200 committed support staff. Gunster is ranked among the National Law Journal’s list of the 250 largest law firms.

 

 


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