Gunster, one of Florida’s oldest and largest business law firms, continues to expand its Jacksonville office with the addition of three attorneys from the law firm Ivan, Cole, Bonnette & Kane. Joining the Jacksonville office and the firm’s well-established Private Wealth Services practice are John P. Cole, Kevin A. Kane, and Jason P. Van Lenten.

“These three attorneys add a tremendous depth of experience to our Jacksonville office and continue to increase our footprint throughout Florida,” said Bill Perry, Gunster’s managing shareholder. “With the recent addition of the attorneys from the Pappas Metcalf Jenks & Miller firm and now Cole, Kane, and Van Lenten, Gunster’s growth is strategic and further expands the scope of services for our clients in Northeast Florida.”

John P. Cole is returning to the firm as a shareholder and private wealth services attorney, specializing in probate, trust and fiduciary litigation, complex probate administration, and fiduciary risk management and counseling. Cole is an AV preeminent rated attorney and has been recognized by his peers as one of Florida Trend’s Legal Elite. He received the Florida Bankers Association Trust, Asset Management and Private Banking Division’s 2010 Friend of the Industry Award.  He is a member of the Florida Bar, the Jacksonville Bar Association, and the Northeast Florida Estate Planning Council.

Kevin A. Kane is an of counsel attorney, focusing his practice on wealth succession and preservation planning, strategic business planning, probate and trust administration, and state and federal taxation issues. He is an AV preeminent rated attorney and a Florida Bar Board Certified Tax Lawyer. Kane is a member of the Florida Bar and the U.S. Tax Court, and was selected for inclusion in 2010 Florida Rising Stars.

Jason P. Van Lenten is an associate attorney, concentrating on probate, trust and fiduciary litigation and probate and trust administration. Van Lenten is a member of the Florida Bar, the New Jersey Bar, the U.S. District Court of New Jersey, the U.S. 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals, the New York Bar, and the Jacksonville Bar Association.

Gunster’s Jacksonville office is rapidly expanding and continues to be one of the most awarded law firms in the region.  Each year, Gunster’s Jacksonville Construction Litigation attorneys are included on the Best Lawyers in America list and are Martindale-Hubbell rated. This year Jacksonville attorneys from the firm’s Banking and Finance, Real Estate and Securities Law practices were also ranked.

About Gunster

Established in 1925, Gunster is a full service Florida law firm with eight offices around the state providing counsel to leading businesses and individuals. Our statewide presence and culture reflect the firm’s status as Florida’s law firm for business. Gunster services clients from its offices in Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Miami, Palm Beach, Stuart, Tallahassee, Vero Beach and its headquarters in West Palm Beach with 175 attorneys and 200 committed support staff. For more information on Gunster, please visit:


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