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Gunster, one of Florida’s oldest and largest full-service business law firms, today announced that Peter Quinter is joining the firm’s corporate law practice as a shareholder in its Miami and Boca Raton offices to establish and lead its new U.S. Customs and International Trade team.

Quinter has nearly 30 years of experience as a U.S. customs and international trade attorney, working on complex import, export, international trade, and international transportation Federal regulatory and litigation matters. His practice touches nearly all industry groups, with clients that range from importers and exporters to customs brokers and international freight forwarders. Quinter counsels his clients in all aspects of international supply chain matters, including regulatory compliance and enforcement by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and the U.S. Department of State’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC).

Quinter specializes in navigating unique legal issues involving detained or refused merchandise regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), as well as licensing, investigation and penalties issued by other U.S. agencies, such as the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) and the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).

“Peter has an outstanding reputation across the country and around the world for his expertise in U.S. Customs and international trade matters, and we’re confident his wealth of knowledge and connections in that space will be a valuable asset to the clients we serve,” said Bill Perry, managing shareholder of Gunster. “We look forward to seeing his highly-specialized skills broaden our firm’s international capabilities and strengthen our diverse corporate law practice.”

In addition to his practice at Gunster, Quinter is an active member of several professional associations and memberships unique to his expertise, including the Florida Bar’s International Trade Law Section, the American Bar Association’s International Law Section, Florida Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association, Inc., the Transportation Lawyers Association Inc., and the International Trademark Association.

Well-respected among his industry peers, Quinter has also received national awards and recognitions for his outstanding legal work by leading publications including Chambers USA and Florida Trend.

Quinter earned his J.D. from The American University and a B.S. from Cornell University. 

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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 11 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, Vero Beach, and its headquarters in West Palm Beach. With over 220 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 Business Development & Corporate Communications
561-804-4350, jgarrison@gunster.com

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