West Palm Beach, FL (May 26, 2010)-Gunster is pleased to announce that fifteen of the firm’s associates have been named a ‘Rising Star 2010′ by Florida Super Lawyers magazine, an annual publication that recognizes the top 2.5% of Florida’s associates. To be eligible for ‘Rising Stars,’ an attorney must be under 40 years old and be subject to a rigorous nomination process that includes peer nominations, a panel-review procedure and independent research.

The following associates have been named ‘Rising Stars 2010′:

Fort Lauderdale

  • Jessica DeBianchi Rivera, Business/Corporate
  • Aaron Jay Horowitz, Business Litigation
  • Robert A. Malinoski, Environmental
  • Jamie B. Schwinghamer, Business Litigation
  • David C. Scileppi, Securities & Corporate Finance


  • Joshua T. Jacobson, Securities & Corporate Finance
  • Luciana C. Melo, Immigration
  • Marina Olman, Banking
  • Mariana Ribeiro, Immigration


  • Laura M. Leslie-Schuemann, Estate & Trust Litigation

West Palm Beach

  • Christopher P. Benvenuto, Business Litigation
  • Marc D. Brody, Tax
  • Brian M. McPherson, Employment & Labor
  • Cristina Papanikos, Estate & Trust Litigation
  • Gaida G. Zirkelbach, Information Technology/Outsourcing

About Gunster

Established in 1926, Gunster is a full-service Florida law firm with eight 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 services clients from its offices in Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Miami, Palm Beach, Stuart, Tallahassee, Vero Beach and its headquarters in West Palm Beach with 140 attorneys and 200 committed support staff.


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