WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (Dec. 1, 2016) – Gunster, one of Florida’s oldest and largest full-service business law firms, is pleased to announce that shareholder and corporate attorney Joe Chase is now the chairman of the Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches.
Chase was sworn in as the chair on Friday, Nov. 4 at the chamber’s annual Chairman’s Circle reception. This year’s reception took place at FPL’s waterfront Manatee Lagoon. The celebration honored FPL’s Don Kiselewski for his service as past chair, and welcomed Chase as the incoming chairman of the chamber’s board of directors.
Joseph P. Chase is a business and corporate attorney who focuses his practice on private company mergers and acquisitions and other complex business transactions. He is the youngest chairman in memory of the more than 100-year-old chamber. Chase has also served as a member of the chamber’s board of directors and governmental affairs committee for several years. Chase’s selection as the chamber’s chair adds to his already impressive resume. In 2016, Chase was selected as one of South Florida Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 honorees and has been named to the Florida Super Lawyers list since 2012.
Chase consistently devotes much of his time and energy to the Palm Beach County community. Among other things, he serves on the board of governors of the Historical Society of Palm Beach County and the board of directors of the YMCA of the Palm Beaches. He is a graduate of Leadership Palm Beach County and Leadership Florida’s Connect Florida Statewide Leadership Institute. He received his bachelor’s degree from Harvard University and his law degree from Vanderbilt University Law School, where he served as editor-in-chief of the Vanderbilt Law Review.
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About the Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches
The Chamber is a proactive organization that achieves results and meets community needs. The association has always been on the cutting edge of the community’s critical concerns, working for new small business programs, representing business interests at all levels of government, promoting tourism and recruiting new business and industry to the area. The Chamber’s strength is derived from its diversity and number of members. Both large and small businesses, from virtually every profession, are represented within our organization. These members make the Chamber one of the most effective and respected business associations in the state, providing both input and the manpower to see that the needs of area businesses are met by the city, county and state governments. As a unified voice for businesses, the Chamber accomplishes collectively what no one business can do alone, dealing with the many issues that affect the community’s quality of life.
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, Orlando, Palm Beach, Stuart, Tallahassee, Tampa, The Florida Keys, Vero Beach, Winter Park, and its headquarters in West Palm Beach. With more than 180 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.
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