Gunster, one of Florida’s oldest and largest full-service business law firms, is pleased to announce it continues to grow its statewide capabilities with the addition of attorneys Kaitlyn Cawley, Rachael Kratz, Gabriella Ledbetter and Andrew Stempel. This rounds out a record-setting growth year for the firm, which hired more than 40 attorneys in 2021.

Gunster attorney Kaitlyn Cawley

Kaitlyn Cawley joined the Real Estate Law practice in the firm’s Jacksonville office. She represents clients in a variety of complex commercial real estate transactions, including the acquisition, disposition, development, and secured financing of multifamily properties, mixed-used developments and master planned communities.

Kaitlyn obtained her Juris Doctor degree from Florida State University College of Law and a Bachelor of Science degree from Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.

Gunster attorney Rachael Kratz

Rachael Kratz also joined the Real Estate Law practice, based in the Tampa office. She represents clients throughout the United States in property acquisitions and dispositions. Additionally, Rachael has litigation experience defending various corporations in civil disputes.  

Rachael earned her J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law and a B.A. in Psychology from Boston University.

Gunster attorney Gabriella Ledbetter

Gabriella Ledbetter joined the Corporate Law practice in the Miami office. She provides corporate legal counsel to business organizations across a wide range of industries on a variety of transactional matters. Gabriella also represents clients in merger and acquisition deal transactions.

Gabriella received her J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law. She received her Bachelor’s degree in accounting from Florida State University.

Gunster attorney Andrew Stempel

Andrew Stempel is a member of the firm’s Tax Law, Corporate Law and Private Wealth Services practices, based in the West Palm Beach office. Andrew advises clients on a wide variety of domestic and foreign tax matters relating to corporations, partnerships and individuals.

Andrew received his LL.M. in Taxation form New York University School of Law, his Juris Doctor degree from Florida State University (FSU) College of Law, and his B.A. in Finance from FSU.

2021 marked the largest year-long growth Gunster has seen in its 96-year history. The firm continues to attract talent across the state, further strengthening its full-service business law platform.

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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 11 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, Vero Beach, and its headquarters in West Palm Beach. With over 220 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 Business Development & Communications


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