WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (Oct. 2, 2018) – Gunster, one of Florida’s oldest and largest full-service business law firms, is pleased to announce that three new associates have joined the West Palm Beach office.
“We are pleased to welcome back these three highly gifted members of our 2017 Summer Associate class who now join us as Gunster associates,” stated managing shareholder Bill Perry. “Each of these individuals are products of our selective summer associate program and we look forward to their careers with the firm.”
Ben Fechter earned his J.D. from the University of Florida Levin College of Law and his B.A. in Political Science from the University of Connecticut. While in law school, Fechter served as a tutor for contracts and as a teaching assistant for legal writing, trial practice, and appellate advocacy. He interned with the United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida, the Legal Aid Society in Manhattan, and the civil rights defense group LatinoJustice. Before his legal career, Fechter taught middle-school students in the Bronx for three years. He joins the business litigation practice in West Palm Beach.
Nalani Gordon earned her J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law, and both her M.A. and B.S. from the University of Central Florida. While in law school, she served as a clinical fellow in the University of Miami’s Investor Rights Clinic, a securities arbitration clinic that provides representation to small claim investors. She also focused on various litigation matters as an intern at the Miami-Dade County School Board Attorney’s Office. Gordon also joins the business litigation practice in West Palm Beach.
Christopher Seifter earned his J.D. from the Florida State University College of Law and his B.S. from Florida State University as well. While in law school, Seifter was the inaugural Jeffrey A. Stoops Business Law Scholar, a member of the Florida State University Law Review, and a teaching assistant in legal writing and research courses. Additionally, he worked as an intern in the office of the general counsel of an S&P 500 company. Seifter joins the corporate law practice in West Palm Beach.
Andrew Piper, who was also a part of the 2017 Summer Associate class, joined the firm in May of this year.
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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 over 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.