WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (May 30, 2017) – Gunster, one of Florida’s oldest and largest full-service business law firms, is pleased to announce that corporate law attorney Joe Chase, a shareholder at the firm, has been honored as Young Professional of the Year by the Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce.

The annual award is given to a young professional (age 21-40) who has strived to make a difference in his or her community by addressing unmet needs through leadership positions.

Gunster attorney Joe ChaseChase currently serves as chairman of the board for the Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches. Among other roles, he also serves as a member of the board of governors of the Historical Society of Palm Beach County and the board of directors of the YMCA of the Palm Beaches. In the past, he has served on the boards of the Forum Club of the Palm Beaches and the Friends of the Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach.

Chase was recognized during the chamber’s annual awards breakfast at The Breakers Palm Beach, where he was praised by community leaders.

Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce president Dale Hedrick referred to Chase as a “natural born leader” when presenting the award.

Gunster corporate law practice co-chair Mike Mitrione noted that Chase received the award from a “competing” chamber.

“It’s great that our chambers have such a collaborative relationship,” Chase says. “At the end of the day, there are so many resources out there. We’ll always get the most done by working together, strategically, to pool those resources.”

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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 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 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

Jenni Garrison
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