WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (January 14, 2020) – Gunster, one of Florida’s oldest and largest full-service business law firms, is pleased to announce it continues to expand and diversify with the additions of attorneys Enrique M. López, Ryan Lee Hedstrom and Maria V. Romero.López joins the firm’s Miami office as an of counsel attorney. He focuses his business litigation practice at both the trial and appellate levels. He has spent nearly a decade practicing law and clerked for the Honorable Angel A. Cortiñas, the Honorable Vance E. Salter and the Honorable Thomas W. Logue, all at the Third District Court of Appeal. He holds a J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law and a B.A. from Brown University.
Hedstrom joins the firm’s business litigation practice in Tampa as an associate. He advises clients involved in commercial disputes. He currently serves as co-chair of the Young Lawyers Division of the Federal Bar Association’s Tampa Bay Chapter. Hedstrom earned his J.D. from Stetson University College of Law and his B.S. from the University of South Florida. While in law school, he was an associate member of Stetson’s Moot Court Board and received Stetson’s Judge John M. Scheb Excellence in Appellate Advocacy Award.
Romero was recently promoted to an associate in the firm’s immigration practice in Miami. She focuses her practice on employment-based immigration and has experience preparing employment-based nonimmigrant and immigrant visa petitions. Romero previously worked for Gunster as an Immigration Law Clerk. She earned her J.D. from Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center and her B.S. from the University of Houston.
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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 nearly 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.