WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (July 21, 2020) – Gunster, one of Florida’s oldest and largest full-service business law firms, has added Scott M. Coffey as a shareholder in the firm’s corporate law practice. He joined the West Palm Beach and Boca Raton offices.
Coffey arrives at Gunster with over two decades of legal experience guiding publicly and privately held entities in a diverse range of general corporate and corporate finance transactions. In addition to serving as borrowers’ and lenders’ counsel in a variety of domestic and cross‑border loan transactions, he has handled private equity investments, strategic alliances, leveraged buyouts, bridge financings, private mergers and acquisitions, workouts and restructurings. Coffey has extensive transactional experience in the healthcare sector, franchise development, and in representing technology-based enterprises. Coffey also has experience counseling family offices in separating complex non-liquid assets for high-net-worth individuals.
At Gunster, Coffey will continue his wide-ranging corporate law practice, while also leveraging his extensive expertise in the energy and transportation sectors. He has counseled borrowers and sponsors of many renewable energy projects and served as panel counsel to the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration in connection with the Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act loan program.
“Scott is an industry-leading corporate attorney with an impressive array of experience that is as versatile as it is unique,” said Bill Perry, managing shareholder of Gunster. “His addition furthers our reputation of attracting the top legal talent in the state and strengthens the corporate law practice to further serve our broad range of clients.”
Active in the legal community, Coffey has been involved in the Chapter 607 Subcommittee that developed modifications to Florida entity statutes that were signed into law by Governor DeSantis in 2019. He has also been a member of the Business Law Section of the Broward and Palm Beach County Bar Associations and the American Bar Association’s Environment, Energy and Resources Section.
Coffey has received external recognition for his industry-leading work. Best Lawyers named Coffey the 2020 Lawyer of the Year for Miami Corporate Law and Florida Trend included him in its Legal Elite for multiple years. During the rise of his legal career, he was recognized as a Florida Super Lawyers Rising Star three times. Coffey holds a J.D. from the Florida State University College of Law and a B.A. from the University of Florida.
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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 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.