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.
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:
The following attorneys are included in Best Lawyers®: Ones to Watch 2021 Edition:
Deborah K. Madden
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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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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.