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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (August 15, 2013) – Gunster, one of Florida’s oldest and largest full-service business law firms, is pleased to announce that about half of all its shareholders have been listed in The Best Lawyers in America for 2014. Best Lawyers conducts extensive peer-review surveys in which tens of thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their peers. Four of Gunster’s commercial litigation attorneys are new to the list in 2014, and many were named in multiple categories.

Significantly, three Gunster attorneys were honored as 2014 Lawyers of the Year:

 Gunster attorney James Brindell  Gunster attorney Rick Burgess  Gunster attorney Ed Whelan

James R. Brindell

West Palm Beach

Litigation – Land Use & Zoning

Rick J. Burgess

Miami

Environmental Law

Edward M. Whelan

Jacksonville

Litigation – Construction

The following attorneys are included on the 2014 Best Lawyers in America list:

Administrative/Regulatory Law

Beth Keating – Tallahassee

George S. LeMieux – Fort Lauderdale

Marcia Parker Tjoflat – Jacksonville

Bet-the-Company Litigation

Linda A. Conahan – Fort Lauderdale

G. Joseph Curley – West Palm Beach

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 – West Palm Beach

William K. Hill – Miami

George S. LeMieux – Fort Lauderdale

John W. Little III – West Palm Beach

Edward A. Marod* – West Palm Beach

Raymond V. Miller* – Miami

Joseph L. Raia – Miami

Joseph G. Santoro* – West Palm Beach

Gregor J. Schwinghammer Jr.* – West Palm Beach

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

Robert 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. Davis – 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

M. Lynn Pappas – Jacksonville

Luna E. Phillips – Fort Lauderdale

Marcia Parker Tjoflat – Jacksonville

Government Relations Practice

Simon Ferro – Miami

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

Simon Ferro – Miami

Donald R. Hall – Fort Lauderdale

M. Lynn Pappas – Jacksonville

Litigation – Banking & Finance

Michael Cavendish – Jacksonville

Linda A. Conahan – Fort Lauderdale

William K. Hill – 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

Litigation – Labor & Employment

G. Joseph Curley – West Palm Beach

Joseph G. Santoro – 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

Michael D. Simon – West Palm Beach

Litigation & Controversy – Tax

Alan S. Lederman – Fort Lauderdale

Adi Rappoport – West Palm Beach

Mergers & Acquisitions Law

David G. Bates – West Palm Beach

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

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

Robert C. White Jr. – Fort Lauderdale

Trusts and Estates

Debra L. Boje – Tampa

Elaine M. Bucher – West Palm Beach

James B. Davis – Fort Lauderdale

Daniel A. Hanley – Palm Beach

William T. Hennessey – West Palm Beach

Lisa A. Schneider – West Palm Beach

Stephen G. Vogelsang – West Palm Beach

Utilities Law

Lila A. Jaber – Tallahassee

*new to list in 2014

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About Gunster

Established in 1925, Gunster is a full-service Florida law firm with 11 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, Orlando, Palm Beach, Stuart, Tallahassee, Tampa, The Florida Keys, Vero Beach and its headquarters in West Palm Beach. With more than 150 attorneys and 200 committed support staff, Gunster is ranked among the National Law Journal’s list of the 350 largest law firms.

Contact:

Jenni Garrison

Director of Corporate Communications

561-804-4350, jgarrison@gunster.com

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