WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (November 7, 2013) – Gunster, one of Florida’s oldest and largest full-service business law firms, is pleased to announce that Jeffrey Shear, an attorney in its Tampa office, has been elected to the Tampa Theatre Foundation board.

Jeffrey T. Shear joins the board of directors of the Tampa Theatre Foundation, and will help in its mission to preserve the theatre as a dynamic cultural institution in the region.

The Tampa Theatre is a beloved, 87-year-old landmark featuring grand-movie-palace architecture and a Mighty Wurlitzer organ. It was selected as one of the top 10 iconic showplaces in the world by Delta Sky magazine and one of “America’s 21 Wonders” by Life magazine. The nonprofit hosts more than 600 events annually, including films, concerts and special events. The theatre recently celebrated its birthday with the unveiling of its new logo.

Shear is a shareholder at Gunster whose practice primarily involves commercial and residential real estate development and land use, commercial leasing, mortgage lending and purchase and sale transactions. He is a former assistant city attorney for the City of Tampa.


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 client’s 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 Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Miami, Orlando, Palm Beach, Stuart, Tallahassee, Tampa, The Florida Keys, Vero Beach and its headquarters in West Palm Beach. With more than 160 attorneys and 200 committed support staff, Gunster is ranked among the National Law Journal’s list of the 350 largest law firms. More information about its practice areas, offices and insider’s view newsletters is available at

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