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BOCA RATON, Fla. (March 17, 2016) – Gunster, one of Florida’s oldest and largest full-service business law firms, celebrated the grand opening of its Boca Raton office on March 1, further solidifying its commitment to serving clients throughout the state of Florida.

The new office is an expansion of the firm’s private wealth services law practice, and it also includes attorneys from the firm’s business litigation, corporate law, and labor and employment law practice groups.

“This location made sense for us, as it helps us satisfy client and marketplace demands and continue our strategic plan for growth,” said managing shareholder of Gunster. H. William (“Bill”) Perry,

Elaine Bucher, Seth Kaplan at Boca Raton gala March 1, 2016

L to R: Adam Sendzischew (Jones Lowry), Elaine Bucher (Gunster), Sasha Klein (Sabadell Bank & Trust), Seth Kaplan (Gunster) at Gunster’s March 1, 2016, Boca Raton office grand opening gala. Photo: Kenneth Appelbaum Photography

“We will continue to provide our clients with quality work, and deepen our engagement in the community – as we do in the other 12 markets we serve across the state.”

More than 250 attended the March 1 gala, including local business leaders, representatives of Boca Raton charities and civic organizations, elected officials, and attorneys from Gunster’s other offices in South Florida.

Acclaimed local artist and entertainer Michael Israel kicked off the gala with a special, high-energy live performance, creating and auctioning off original works painted during the event. All proceeds benefitted the Child Rescue Coalition, Anti-Defamation League and Florence Fuller Child Development Centers.

Michael Israel paintings - Gunster's Boca Raton gala March 1, 2016

Original paintings created by Michael Israel at Gunster’s March 1, 2016, grand opening gala in Boca Raton, Florida. Photo: Kenneth Appelbaum Photography

Gunster’s Boca Raton office will be the primary location for two recent new hires: shareholder Seth R. Kaplan and associate Joshua N. Goldglantz. Kaplan brings more than 20 years of experience in the areas of planned giving, charitable trusts, personal income taxation and estate planning for high net worth individuals. Goldglantz focuses on estate planning and asset protection planning for high net worth individuals and families, as well as estate and trust administration.

Experienced Gunster shareholders Robert Jacobowitz, Keith Sonderling, Elaine Bucher and Steve Lessne, each of whom bring unique insight to their law practices, will join Kaplan and Goldglantz at the firm’s Boca Raton office.

Gunster's Elaine Bucher & George LeMieux at 3/1/16 Boca Raton office opening  Gunster's Goldglantz, Sonderling & Jacobowitz at 3/1/16 Boca Raton office opening
LEFT: Gunster shareholder Elaine Bucher and Gunster Chairman of the Board George S. LeMieux at Gunster’s March 1, 2016, Boca Raton office grand opening gala. Bucher will be working out of the new Gunster location. RIGHT, L to R: Gunster attorneys Joshua Goldglantz, Keith Sonderling and Robert Jacobowitz at Gunster’s March 1, 2016, Boca Raton office grand opening gala. They will all be working out of the new Gunster location. Photos: Kenneth Appelbaum Photography

 
Jacobowitz counsels clients on a variety of estate planning matters, including the development and implementation of estate plans to maximize and protect the transfer of wealth over generations.

Sonderling focuses on defending corporations and protecting business interests in employment and complex commercial disputes and litigation.

Bucher dedicates her practice to sophisticated estate planning, estate and trust administration, and fiduciary litigation.

Lessne advises private wealth and business clients on many issues, including day-to-day operations and decisions, as well as complex transactions and disputes.

The Boca Raton office is the 13th office for Gunster, a Florida-focused business law firm with more than 170 attorneys.

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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 12 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, and its headquarters in West Palm Beach. With nearly 200 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.

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

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