Gunster, one of Florida’s oldest and largest full-service business law firms, is pleased to announce the continued growth of the firm with the addition of attorneys Brian CarrBecky Saka and Sam Sturgis in its West Palm Beach, Miami and Fort Lauderdale offices, respectively.

Gunster attorney Brian Carr

Brian Carr is a member of the firm’s Corporate practice. Prior to joining Gunster, Brian served as a corporate attorney for a large Boston-based law firm where he represented private equity and venture capital clients across a range of complex transactions. Brian also provided strategic counsel on corporate governance and other general corporate matters to his clients.

Brian earned his J.D. and LL.M. in taxation from Boston University School of Law, an M.S. from Northeastern University D’Amore-McKim School of Business, and a B.A. in accounting from the College of the Holy Cross.

Gunster Attorney Becky Saka

Becky Saka focuses primarily on complex commercial and business litigation as well as appellate law. Prior to joining Gunster, Becky was an associate at a litigation firm in Miami, where she litigated in state and federal court and in arbitration on a variety of complex commercial and business disputes. Becky has worked on cases at all stages of litigation and has assisted in evidentiary hearings, final hearings, and a jury trial.

Becky earned her J.D. from St. Thomas University School of Law and her B.A. from University of Florida.

Sam Sturgis focuses on personal and business-related tax matters that include estate and business succession planning, ERISA and employee benefit law, and executive compensation. Prior to joining Gunster, Sam was an associate in the executive compensation practice of another leading global law firm in Washington D.C., where he advised public companies and private equity funds on tax and corporate law issues related to executive compensation and employee benefits matters.

Sam earned his J.D. from Mississippi College School of Law and his B.F.A from University of North Texas.


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, Naples, Orlando, Palm Beach, Stuart, Tallahassee, Tampa Bayshore, Tampa Downtown, Vero Beach, and its headquarters in West Palm Beach. With more than 290 attorneys and consultants, and over 290 committed professional 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


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