WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (Aug. 21, 2015) – Gunster, one of Florida’s oldest and largest full-service business law firms, has added Maria Alejandra Acevedo as a shareholder in the firm’s Miami office, bringing greater depth and experience to its international, corporate and real estate law practices.

Gunster attorney Maria Acevedo

A trilingual Wall Street-trained attorney, Acevedo represents a wide variety of domestic and international companies regarding their U.S. and multinational business law matters, with a particular emphasis on the Caribbean and Latin America. She frequently handles cross-border matters conducted and documented solely in Spanish and advises clients on asset and equity acquisitions, dispositions, mergers, joint venture, corporate governance and capital formation and reorganization.

“Acevedo is a seasoned attorney with an acute understanding of the needs of domestic and international clients, which will bolster Gunster’s corporate and international practice,” said Bill Perry, managing shareholder of Gunster. “Her expertise is invaluable to our growth in this vital area of business.”

Acevedo has worked with clients from a diverse range of industries in domestic and international market segments, from entrepreneurs and fast-growing companies to families and corporate clients operating through foreign entities. She works with media, entertainment and technology sector clients on the purchase, transfer, licensing and protection of trademarks, copyrights and domain names. Additionally, she has experience in the hospitality sector representing real estate investors in connection with the purchase and sale of commercial realty and with private equity funds for hospitality projects throughout Latin America.

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, 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

Jenni Garrison
Director of Marketing & Corporate Communications

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