WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (June 19, 2018) – Gunster, one of Florida’s oldest and largest full-service business law firms, is pleased to announce that 41 of its attorneys have been included in the 2018 Florida Super Lawyers list, and an additional 20 were named Rising Stars.

“Best of the best”

Lawyers who receive the highest point totals during the annual selection process are further recognized in Florida Super Lawyers’ “best of the best” top lists.

Gunster’s Elaine Bucher was named to the “Top 10 lawyers in Florida” list for the second year in a row and is one of two females on the list.

Gunster standout honorees in 2018 are:

Gunster attorney Elaine Bucher  Trusts/estate planning attorney Elaine Bucher:

  • Top 10 lawyers in Florida
  • Top 50 women lawyers in Florida
  • Top 100 lawyers in Florida
  • Top 100 lawyers in South Florida
Gunster attorney David Wells

Business litigation attorney David Wells:

  • Top 25 lawyers in Northeast Florida



Gunster attorney William Hill

Business litigation attorney William Hill:

  • Top 100 lawyers in South Florida



Florida Super Lawyers

Florida Super Lawyers recognizes up to 5 percent of the state’s attorneys who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

Here are Gunster’s 2018 Florida Super Lawyers honorees (those with an asterisk have made the list at least 10 years):

Appellate Employment Litigation: Defense Franchise/Dealership
Kenneth B. Bell Joseph G. Santoro Jason M. Murray
Business Litigation Environmental Health Care
David M. Wells* Gregory M. Munson William P. Dillon 
David R. Atkinson Simon Ferro Bruce D. Lamb*
Edward A. Marod Terry Cole* Land Use/Zoning
Gregor J. Schwinghammer, Jr. Brian M. Seymour
Jorge D. Guttman Estate & Trust Litigation
Linda A. Conahan* John C. Moran Media & Advertising
Michael R. Freed John P. Cole Thomas Julin*
Preethi Sekharan Michael D. Simon*
Stephen C. Page* Steven A. Lessne Mergers & Acquisitions
William E. Adams, Jr. Thomas M. Karr* David G. Bates*
William K. Hill* William Hennessey Gregory K. Bader
  Michael V. Mitrione*
Eminent Domain Estate & Probate Mahesh H. Nanwani
Amy Brigham Boulris* Debra L. Boje*
John W. Little III* Elaine M. Bucher*
Juan M. Muniz Lisa A. Schneider*
Mary Karr
Employee Benefits/ERISA Seth R. Kaplan
James B. Davis*

Rising Stars

Florida Super Lawyers also recognizes Rising Stars, which represent fewer than 2.5 percent of the state’s lawyers under the age of 40, or who have practiced law for fewer than 10 years, and who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

Here are Gunster’s 2018 Rising Stars honorees:


Business/Corporate Employment & Labor Immigration: Business
Stephanie Quinones Holly L. Griffin Mariana R. Ribeiro
Roger Feicht
Business Litigation Mergers & Acquisitions
Aaron Jay Horowitz Estate & Probate Joseph P. Chase
Amy S.L. Terwilleger Alyse Reiser Comiter  
Jonathan H. Kaskel Elizabeth Bowers Securities & Corporate Finance
Joshua A. Levine Joshua Goldglantz Gustav L. Schmidt
Lauren Purdy  
Michael B. Green Estate & Trust Litigation Tax
Sara H. Potter Cristina Papanikos Matthew M. Comiter
Jamison C. Evert
Nicklaus J. Curley

Super Lawyers recognizes outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas. The selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.

In 2018, more than 31% of Gunster attorneys were recognized as Florida Super Lawyers honorees.

The firm’s attorneys continue to maintain a strong presence among lawyers listed by organizations such as Florida Trend’s Legal Elite, Best Lawyers in America, and Chambers USA’s Leaders in Their Field.

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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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