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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (August 15, 2019) – Gunster, one of Florida’s oldest and largest full-service business law firms, is pleased to announce that 77 of the firm’s attorneys have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2020, an 11% increase over the previous year. Additionally, six attorneys in six different practice areas and five different geographic regions within Florida have been named Lawyers of the Year by Best Lawyers. This year’s 77 Gunster attorneys ranked in over 45 different categories.

The Lawyers of the Year sublist is exclusive: only one lawyer in a particular practice area and geographic region is selected each year.

Beth Keating
Energy Law
Tallahassee

David M. Wells
Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants
Jacksonville

Jack J. Aiello
Appellate Practice
West Palm Beach

John W. Little III
Litigation – Land Use and Zoning
West Palm Beach

Juan M. Muñiz
Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
Miami

Michael R. Freed
Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
Jacksonville

2020 Best Lawyers in America:

The following attorneys are included on the 2020 ‘Best Lawyers in America’ list:

Administrative/Regulatory Law

Beth Keating

George S. LeMieux

Gregory M. Munson

Lila A. Jaber

Appellate Practice

Angel A. Cortinas

Jack J. Aiello

Jon A. Schifino

Michael G. Tanner

Thomas R. Julin

Arbitration

William J. Schifino, Jr.

Banking and Finance Law

David M. Wells

Michael V. Mitrione

Bet-the-Company Litigation

David M. Wells

Michael G. Tanner

Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)

Michael R. Freed

Michael V. Mitrione

Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law

Michael V. Mitrione

Commercial Litigation

Angel A. Cortiñas

David M. Wells

David R. Atkinson Jr.

Edward A. Marod

George S. LeMieux

Gregor J. Schwinghammer Jr.

Jack Aiello

Jason Murray

John W. Little III

Joseph G. Santoro

Joseph L. Raia

Linda A. Conahan

Mark J. Ragusa

Michael G. Tanner

Michael R. Freed

Nicole K. Atkinson

Preethi Sekharan

Stephen C. Page

Thomas R. Julin

Traci Rollins

William E. Adams, Jr.

William J. Schifino, Jr.

William K. Hill

Construction Law

David M. Wells

Julia M.I. Holden Davis

Corporate Law

David G. Bates

Jeffery Q. Jonasen

Mahesh H. Nanwani

Mark J. Scheer

Michael V. Mitrione

Robert C. White Jr.

Thomas A. Hickey

Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law

Amy Brigham Boulris

Brian M. Seymour

Gregory S. Rix

John W. Little III

Juan M. Muñiz

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

James B. Davis

Employment Law – Individuals

Michael R. Freed

Employment Law – Management

Arturo Ross

Energy Law

Beth Keating

Charles A. Guyton

Energy Regulatory Law

Greg M. Munson

Environmental Law

Gregory M. Munson

Luna E. Phillips

Rick J. Burgess

First Amendment Law

Thomas R. Julin

Franchise Law

Jason M. Murray

Government Relations Practice

Derek E. Bruce

Gregory M. Munson

J. Larry Williams

Health Care Law

Bruce D. Lamb

Mark J. Ragusa

Immigration Law

Sarah Lea Tobocman

Labor Law – Management

Arturo Ross

Land Use and Zoning Law

Allison E. Turnbull

Christopher P. Benvenuto

Heidi Davis Knapik

Mario Garci-Sierra

Staci Rewis

Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants

David M. Wells

Litigation – Antitrust

David M. Wells

Litigation – Banking and Finance

David M. Wells

Linda A. Conahan

William K. Hill

Litigation – Construction

David M. Wells

Litigation – Environmental

Rick J. Burgess

Litigation – First Amendment

Thomas R. Julin

Litigation – Intellectual Property

Stephen C. Page

Litigation – Labor and Employment

Joseph G. Santoro

Litigation – Land Use and Zoning

Brian M. Seymour

Christopher P. Benvenuto

John W. Little III

Litigation – Patent

David R. Atkinson Jr.

Litigation – Real Estate

David M. Wells

Linda A. Conahan

Stephen C. Page

Litigation – Securities

David M. Wells

William J. Schifino, Jr.

Litigation – Trust and Estates

Brian C. Sparks

Debra L. Boje

John C. Moran

John Cole

Michael D. Simon

Stephen C. Page

Steven A. Lessne

Thomas M. Karr

William T. Hennessey

Litigation and Controversy – Tax

Alan S. Lederman

Brian C. Sparks

Media Law

Thomas R. Julin

Mergers and Acquisitions Law

David G. Bates

Michael V. Mitrione

Real Estate Law

Allison E. Turnbull

Daniel M. Mackler

Danielle DeVito-Hurley

Frank E. Miller

H. William Perry

Heidi Davis Knapik

James B. Soble

Paul K. Hines

Scott Brown

Spencer N. Cummings

Thomas M. Jenks

Securities / Capital Markets Law

Mahesh H. Nanwani

Tax Law

Adi Rappoport

Alan S. Lederman

Brian C. Sparks

James B. Davis

Louis Nostro Jr.

Mark J. Scheer

Martin R. Press

Technology Law

David G. Bates

Robert C. White Jr.

Trusts and Estates

Brian C. Sparks

Daniel A. Hanley

Debra L. Boje

Elaine M. Bucher

James B. Davis

John C. Moran

Lisa A. Schneider

Louis Nostro Jr.

Mary E. Karr

William T. Hennessey

Utilities Law

Lila A. Jaber

Water Law

Gregory M. Munson

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 2020 edition of Best Lawyers was based on millions of 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 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 www.gunster.com.

Contact:
Jenni Garrison
Director of Business Development & Corporate Communications
561-804-4350, jgarrison@gunster.com

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