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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (November 13, 2014) – Gunster, one of Florida’s oldest and largest full-service business law firms, is pleased to announce that 61 of its attorneys have been selected for the Best Lawyers in America list for 2015.

In addition, six Gunster attorneys in seven different practice areas and three different geographic regions have been named Lawyers of the Year by Best Lawyers. This sublist is exclusive: only one lawyer in a particular practice area and geographic region is selected. Gunster’s 2015 Lawyers of the Year honorees are:

James R. BrindellElaine M. BucherCharles A. GuytonM. Lynn PappasBrian M. SeymourDavid M. Wells
Land Use and Zoning Law
(W.Palm Beach)
Trusts and Estates
(W.Palm Beach)
Energy Law
(Tallahassee)
Real Estate Law
(Jacksonville)
Litigation – Land Use and Zoning
(W.Palm Beach)
Construction Law and Litigation – Real Estate
(Jacksonville)

The following attorneys are included on the 2015 ‘Best Lawyers in America’ list:

Administrative/Regulatory Law

Beth Keating
George S. LeMieux
Bet-the-Company Litigation

Linda A. Conahan
G. Joseph Curley
Robert T. Scott
David M. Wells
Commercial Litigation

Jack Aiello
David R. Atkinson Jr.
Nicole K. Atkinson
Michael Cavendish
Linda A. Conahan
G. Joseph Curley
William K. Hill
George S. LeMieux
John W. Little III
Edward A. Marod
Raymond V. Miller
Stephen C. Page
Joseph L. Raia
Joseph G. Santoro
Gregor J. Schwinghammer Jr.
Robert T. Scott
Brian M. Seymour
David M. Wells
Construction Law

David M. Wells
Corporate Law

David G. Bates
Thomas A. Hickey*
Michael V. Mitrione
Mark J. Scheer
Robert C. White Jr.
Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law

Amy Brigham Boulris
John W. Little III
Juan M. Muniz
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

James B. Davis
Energy Law

Charles A. Guyton
Beth Keating
Environmental Law

James R. Brindell
Rick J. Burgess
Terry Cole
Donald R. Hall
M. Lynn Pappas
Luna E. Phillips
Government Relations Practice

Simon Ferro
J. Larry Williams
Health Care Law
Bruce D. Lamb
Immigration Law
Sarah Lea Tobocman
Land Use and Zoning Law

James R. Brindell
Simon Ferro
Donald R. Hall
John W. Little III
M. Lynn Pappas
Leisure and Hospitality Law

Paul W.A. Courtnell*
Litigation - Banking and Finance

Michael Cavendish
Linda A. Conahan
William K. Hill
David M. Wells
Litigation - Construction

David M. Wells
Litigation - Environmental

Rick J. Burgess
Litigation - Intellectual Property

David R. Atkinson Jr.
Stephen C. Page
Litigation - Labor and Employment

G. Joseph Curley
Joseph G. Santoro
Litigation - Land Use and Zoning

James R. Brindell
Donald R. Hall
Brian M. Seymour
Litigation - Patent

David R. Atkinson Jr.
Litigation - Real Estate

David R. Atkinson Jr.
Nicole K. Atkinson
Linda A. Conahan
Stephen C. Page
Robert T. Scott
David M. Wells
Litigation - Securities

Robert T. Scott
David M. Wells
Litigation – Trust and Estates

Nicole K. Atkinson
Debra L. Boje
Fabienne E. Fahnestock
William T. Hennessey
Stephen C. Page
Lisa A. Schneider
Michael D. Simon
Litigation and Controversy - Tax

Alan S. Lederman
Adi Rappoport
Mergers and Acquisitions Law

David G. Bates
Real Estate Law

Lewis F. Crippen
Danielle DeVito-Hurley
Donald R. Hall
Paul K. Hines
Daniel M. Mackler
Frank E. Miller
M. Lynn Pappas
H. William Perry
Cynthia C. Russomano
James B. Soble
Securities and Capital Markets Law

Mahesh H. Nanwani
Tax Law

James B. Davis
Alan S. Lederman
Martin R. Press
Mark J. Scheer
Stephen G. Vogelsang
Technology Law

David G. Bates
Kevin M. Levy
Robert C. White Jr.
Trusts and Estates

Debra L. Boje
Elaine M. Bucher
James B. Davis
Daniel A. Hanley
William T. Hennessey
Lisa A. Schneider
Stephen G. Vogelsang
Utilities Law

Lila A. Jaber

*new to list in 2015

Attorneys Thomas A. Hickey and Paul W.A. Courtnell, Jr., are new to the ‘Best Lawyers’ list in 2015, and they are recognized for their work in the corporate law and leisure and hospitality practice areas, respectively.

Best Lawyers’ annual list is compiled as a result of peer-review surveys and is published in almost 70 countries around the world. Inclusion in the 2015 edition of Best Lawyers was based on more than 5.5 million evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers.

Best Lawyers has partnered with U.S. News & World Report to rank law firms in the United States for its annual Best Law Firms list, on which Gunster has consistently ranked well across many practice areas over the years. Best Law Firms’ first edition was published in 2010.

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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 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 160 attorneys and 200 committed support staff, Gunster is ranked among the National Law Journal’s list of the 350 largest law firms. More information about its practice areas, offices and insider’s view newsletters is available at www.gunster.com.

Contact:

Jenni Garrison
Director of Marketing & Communications
561-804-4350
jgarrison@gunster.com

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