WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (January 23, 2013) – Gunster, Florida’s law firm for business, is pleased to announce that 19 of its South Florida attorneys have been named Top Lawyers and three have been named Top Up and Comers by the South Florida Legal Guide for 2013. In addition, Gunster has been recognized as one of the publication’s Top Law Firms.

SFLG compiles its list of Top Lawyers based on peer nominations and includes attorneys who are well-regarded in the legal profession, have many years of experience and a distinguished achievement record. SFLG’s Top Up and Comers are younger attorneys who have been practicing for a minimum of 10 years after receiving their Florida Bar certification. SFLG’s Top Law Firms are nominated by Top Attorneys and Top Up and Comers on an annual ballot.

The following attorneys have been named Top Lawyers 2013 by SFLG:

Fort Lauderdale

Gregory K. Bader, Banking; Securities

Linda A. Conahan, Litigation; Real Estate

James B. Davis, Tax; Trust & Estate Planning

Donald R. Hall, Environmental; Real Estate – Land Use & Zoning

Christian A. Petersen, Bankruptcy

Luna Phillips, Environmental

Martin R. Press, Tax


Amy Brigham Boulris, Real Estate – Land Use & Zoning

William K. Hill, Arbitration; Corporate & Business Litigation

Thomas M. Karr, Financial Litigation

Juan M. Muñiz, Real Estate – Eminent Domain

Sarah Lea Tobocman, Corporate & Business; Immigration

West Palm Beach

David G. Bates, Corporate & Business; Technology

Rebecca C. Cavendish, Corporate & Business Litigation; Labor & Employment

G. Joseph Curley, Corporate & Business Litigation; Labor & Employment Litigation

William T. Hennessey III, Trust & Estate Planning; Trust & Estate – Litigation

John W. Little III, Real Estate – Eminent Domain

Michael V. Mitrione, Corporate & Business, Mergers & Acquisitions

Robert T. Scott, Civil Litigation; Corporate & Business Litigation

The following attorneys have been named to the Top Up and Comers 2013 by SFLG:

Fort Lauderdale

Fabienne E. Fahnestock, Healthcare Litigation; Corporate and Business Litigation

West Palm Beach

Brian M. Seymour, Environmental; Real Estate – Land Use and Zoning

Gaida Zirkelbach, Technology

About Gunster

Established in 1925, Gunster is a full-service Florida law firm with ten 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 serves clients from its 10 offices including Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Miami, Palm Beach, Stuart, Tallahassee, Tampa, The Florida Keys, Vero Beach and its headquarters in West Palm Beach. With more than 160 attorneys and 200 committed support staff, Gunster is ranked among the National Law Journal’s list of the 250 largest law firms.



Jenni Garrison

Director of Corporate Communications



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