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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (November 13, 2020) – Gunster, one of Florida’s oldest and largest full-service business law firms, is pleased to announce that 91 of the firm’s attorneys are recognized in Best Lawyers® 2021 edition.

The Best Lawyers in America© listed 86 Gunster attorneys within 48 practices and specialties and among nine Florida markets, and Best Lawyers®: Ones to Watch listed five attorneys within five distinct practices and specialties.

Bill Schifino

Additionally, William J. Schifino, Jr., managing shareholder of Gunster’s Tampa office, was listed on Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year” 2021 Edition for his work in arbitration. “Lawyer of the Year” recognizes 5 percent of lawyers practicing in the United States, where only one lawyer in a particular practice area and geographic region is selected each year.

Schifino is board certified in the area of business litigation. His practice focuses on litigation and trial practice, including securities litigation and arbitration, professional malpractice litigation, director and officer litigation, employment litigation and intellectual property litigation. Schifino also served as President of the Florida Bar for the 2016-2017 term. He received the U.S. News and World Report Best Lawyers® ranking award in 2013 and 2016.

The following attorneys are included in The Best Lawyers in America© 2021 Edition:

Administrative/Regulatory Law
Beth Keating
George S. LeMieux
Gregory M. Munson

Appellate Practice
Angel A. Cortiñas
Jack J. Aiello
John A. Schifino
Michael G. Tanner
Thomas R. Julin

Arbitration
William J. Schifino, Jr.

Banking and Finance Law
David M. Wells
Michael V. Mitrione

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Kenneth G.M. Mather

Bet-the-Company Litigation
David M. Wells
John B.T. Murray, Jr.
Michael G. Tanner

Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
Michael R. Freed
Michael V. Mitrione

Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Michael V. Mitrione

Commercial Litigation
Angel A. Cortiñas
Aron U. Raskas
David M. Wells
David R. Atkinson Jr.
Edward A. Marod
George S. LeMieux
Gregor J. Schwinghammer Jr.
Jack J. Aiello
John B.T. Murray, Jr.
John W. Little III
Joseph G. Santoro
Joseph L. Raia
Lauren Vickroy Purdy
Linda A. Conahan
Mark J. Ragusa
Megan K. Moon
Michael B. Green
Michael G. Tanner
Michael R. Freed
Nicole K. Atkinson
Preethi Sekharan
Stephen C. Page
Thomas R. Julin
Traci Rollins
William E. Adams, Jr.
William J. Schifino, Jr.
William K. Hill

Construction Law
David M. Wells
Julia M. Holden-Davis

Corporate Law
David G. Bates
Jeffery Q. Jonasen
Mahesh H. Nanwani
Mark J. Scheer
Michael V. Mitrione
Robert C. White Jr.
Scott M. Coffey
Thomas A. Hickey

Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
Amy Brigham Boulris
Brian M. Seymour
Gregory S. Rix
John W. Little III
Juan M. Muñiz

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Arthur S. Meyers
James B. Davis

Employment Law – Individuals
Michael R. Freed

Employment Law – Management
Arthur S. Meyers
Arturo Ross

Energy Law
Beth Keating

Energy Regulatory Law
Beth Keating
Greg M. Munson

Environmental Law
Elizabeth Ross
Gregory M. Munson
Luna E. Phillips
Rick J. Burgess
First Amendment Law
Thomas R. Julin

Government Relations Practice
Derek E. Bruce
Gregory M. Munson
J. Larry Williams

Health Care Law
Bruce D. Lamb
Mark J. Ragusa
Samantha L. Prokop

Immigration Law
Sarah Lea Tobocman

Land Use and Zoning Law
Brian M. Seymour
Christopher P. Benvenuto
Heidi Davis Knapik
James M. Crowley
Mario Garci-Serra
Staci M. Rewis
Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants
David M. Wells

Litigation – Antitrust
David M. Wells

Litigation – Banking and Finance
David M. Wells
John B.T. Murray, Jr.
William K. Hill

Litigation Bankruptcy
Kenneth G.M. Mather

Litigation – Construction
David M. Wells
Kellie M. Humphries

Litigation – Environmental
Rick J. Burgess

Litigation ERISA
Arthur S. Meyers

Litigation – First Amendment
Thomas R. Julin

Litigation – Intellectual Property
Stephen C. Page
Preethi Sekharan

Litigation – Labor and Employment
John A. Schifino
Joseph G. Santoro

Litigation – Land Use and Zoning
Brian M. Seymour
Christopher P. Benvenuto
John W. Little III

Litigation – Patent
David R. Atkinson Jr.

Litigation – Real Estate
David M. Wells
John W. Little III
Stephen C. Page

Litigation – Securities
David M. Wells
William J. Schifino, Jr.

Litigation – Trust and Estates
Brian C. Sparks
Debra L. Boje
John B.T. Murray, Jr.
John C. Moran
John P. Cole
Michael D. Simon
Stephen C. Page
Steven A. Lessne
Thomas M. Karr
William T. Hennessey

Litigation and Controversy – Tax
Alan S. Lederman
Brian C. Sparks

Media Law
Thomas R. Julin

Mergers and Acquisitions Law
David G. Bates
Michael V. Mitrione

Product Liability Litigation Defendants
John B.T. Murray, Jr.

Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants
David M. Wells

Real Estate Law
Daniel M. Mackler
Danielle DeVito-Hurley
Frank E. Miller
H. William Perry
Heidi Davis Knapik
James B. Soble
Paul K. Hines
Scott Brown
Spencer N. Cummings
Thomas M. Jenks

Securities / Capital Markets Law
Mahesh H. Nanwani
Scott M. Coffey

Tax Law
Adi Rappoport
Alexander L. Nostro Jr.
Alan S. Lederman
Brian C. Sparks
James B. Davis
Mark J. Scheer
Martin R. Press
Matthew M. Comiter

Technology Law
David G. Bates
Robert C. White Jr.

Trusts and Estates
Alexander L. Nostro Jr.
Brian C. Sparks
Daniel A. Hanley
Debra L. Boje
Elaine M. Bucher
James B. Davis
John C. Moran
Lisa A. Schneider
Mitchell D. Schepps
Mary E. Karr
William T. Hennessey

Water Law
Gregory M. Munson

The following attorneys are included in Best Lawyers®: Ones to Watch 2021 Edition:

Commercial Litigation
Justin Bennett

Corporate Law
Stephanie Quinones

Environmental Law
Deborah K. Madden
Real Estate Law
Madison E. M. Gardiner

Trusts and Estates
Elizabeth A. Bowers

Best Lawyers® annual list is compiled as a result of peer-review surveys and is published in almost 70 countries around the world. Inclusion in the 2021 edition of Best Lawyers® was based on millions of evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers.

Best Lawyers® has partnered with U.S. News & World Report to rank law firms in the United States for its annual Best Law Firms list, on which Gunster has consistently ranked well across many practice areas over the years. Best Law Firms’ first edition was published in 2010.

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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 12 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, and its headquarters in West Palm Beach. With more than 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.

Contact:
Mary Francis
Communications Coordinator
561-650-0726, mfrancis@gunster.com

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