WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (June 3, 2019) – Gunster, one of Florida’s oldest and largest full-service business law firms, is pleased to announce that 44 of its attorneys have been included in the 2019 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 standout honorees in 2019 are:

Gunster attorney Elaine BucherGunster attorney David WellsGunster attorney John SchifinoGunster attorney Mike Tanner
Trusts/estate planning attorney Elaine BucherBusiness litigation attorney David WellsBusiness litigation attorney John SchifinoBusiness litigation attorney Mike Tanner
  • Top 50 women lawyers in Florida
  • Top 25 lawyers in Jacksonville
  • Top 50 lawyers in Tampa Bay
  • Top 25 lawyers in Jacksonville
  • Top 100 lawyers in Miami
  • Top 100 lawyers in Florida
  • Top 100 lawyers in Florida
  • Top 100 lawyers in 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 2019 Florida Super Lawyers honorees (those with an asterisk have made the list at least 10 years):

    AppellateEmployee Benefits/ERISAFranchise/Dealership
    Kenneth B. BellJames B. DavisJason M. Murray
    Business LitigationEmployment Litigation: DefenseHealth Care
    David M. WellsJoseph G. SantoroBruce D. Lamb
    David R. Atkinson, Jr.William P. Dillon
    Edward A. Marod*Environmental
    George S. LeMieuxGregory M. MunsonLand Use/Zoning
    John A. SchifinoSimon FerroBrian M. Seymour
    Jorge D. Guttman
    Linda A. ConahanEstate & Trust LitigationMedia & Advertising
    Michael G. TannerJohn C. MoranThomas Julin
    Michael R. FreedJohn P. Cole
    Preethi SekharanMichael D. SimonMergers & Acquisitions
    Stephen C. PageSteven A. LessneGregory K. Bader
    Traci RollinsThomas M. KarrDavid G. Bates
    William E. Adams, Jr.William Hennessey*Michael V. Mitrione
    William K. HillMahesh H. Nanwani
    William J. Schifino, Jr.Estate & Probate
    Debra L. Boje
    Eminent DomainElaine M. Bucher
    Amy Brigham BoulrisLisa A. Schneider
    John W. Little IIIMary Karr
    Juan Matias Muniz*Seth Kaplan
    Louis Nostro*

    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 2019 Rising Stars honorees:

    Business/CorporateEmployment & LaborImmigration: Business
    Stephanie QuinonesHolly L. GriffinMariana R. Ribeiro
    Roger Feicht
    Business LitigationMergers & Acquisitions
    Amy S.L. TerwillegerEnvironmentalJoseph P. Chase
    Asghar A. SyedDeborah K. Madden
    Jonathan H. KaskelSecurities & Corporate Finance
    Joshua A. LevineEstate & ProbateGustav L. Schmidt
    Lauren PurdyAlyse Reiser Comiter
    Megan K. MoonElizabeth BowersTax
    Michael B. GreenJoshua GoldglantzMatthew M. Comiter
    Construction LitigationEstate & Trust Litigation
    Nicholas J. ElderJamison 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 2019, more than 30% 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 13 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, Naples, Orlando, Palm Beach, Stuart, Tallahassee, Tampa Bayshore, Tampa Downtown, Vero Beach, and its headquarters in West Palm Beach. With more than 260 attorneys and consultants, and over 270 committed professional 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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