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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (June 12, 2017) – Gunster, one of Florida’s oldest and largest full-service business law firms, is pleased to announce the addition of Greg Black to its statewide government affairs law and lobbying practice.

Black joins the firm with an extensive background advocating for a wide range of clients in the financial services, insurance, health care, biomedical research, pharmaceutical, and technology industries. He previously represented the Florida Bankers Association where he advised financial institutions of all sizes. Black’s experience also includes procurement matters at the state and local levels.

Prior to joining Gunster, Black worked for a firm that specializes in legislative and governmental affairs.

“Gunster is strategically focused on recruiting and integrating top talent across all 13 of our Florida offices,” says Lila Jaber, regional managing shareholder and head of the firm’s government affairs practice. “Greg’s knowledge and experience in legislative law is a pivotal addition to our talented team as we continue to expand the services we offer to our clients.”

Gunster lobbyist Greg BlackBlack graduated from the Florida State University College of Law where he co-founded the Volunteer Student Law Project – a pro bono legal service partnership with the Legal Aid Foundation of the Tallahassee Bar Association. Black has remained engaged with his alma mater by serving as director of the alumni board, and was recently appointed chair of the development committee. In addition, he frequently returns to the FSU campus to speak with participants in the Donald J. Weidner Summer for Undergraduates program. Black also serves on the board for Take Stock In Children Inc., a nonprofit providing opportunities for a postsecondary education to low-income students throughout all of Florida’s 67 counties.

Gunster’s government affairs law & lobbying practice represents commercial and individual interests across a cross-section of industries, including energy, public and private utilities, natural gas and water, among many others.

Black joins the well-established team of Larry Williams, Joanna Bonfanti, Cameron Yarbrough, Greg Munson, and Derek Bruce – led by Lila Jaber.

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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, 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.

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


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