WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (April 17, 2017) – Gunster, one of Florida’s oldest and largest full-service business law firms, is pleased to announce that shareholder Mark J. Ragusa has been appointed incoming chair of The Florida Bar’s Clients’ Security Fund Committee.
The fund was created by The Florida Bar to provide monetary relief to clients who have suffered a reimbursable loss due to misappropriation, embezzlement, theft, or conversion of money or property by a Florida attorney. It is funded by a portion of the dues paid by all members of The Florida Bar.
The committee investigates claims and makes recommendations to the board of governors of The Florida Bar, which retains the discretion to award the payment.
Ragusa’s litigation and regulatory law practice includes health care law, professional liability defense, banking, estate and trust, probate, construction, commercial, product liability matters. He joined Gunster in 2011 and works out of Gunster’s Tampa office.
Ragusa is currently vice chair of the committee, and has served as a committee member for many years, including a prior term as chair.
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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, Orlando, Palm Beach, Stuart, Tallahassee, Tampa, The Florida Keys, Vero Beach, Winter Park, and its headquarters in West Palm Beach. With more than 190 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 www.gunster.com.