WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (Aug. 27, 2015) – Gunster, one of Florida’s oldest and largest full-service business law firms, is expanding its labor and employment practice with the addition of Eduardo (Ed) Suarez-Solar as a shareholder in its Tampa office. The firm is also adding Integrated Employer Resources & Consulting as a subsidiary and Tom Ginnetti as its chief operating officer.

Ed Suarez joins Gunster’s Tampa office as a shareholder in its labor & employment law practice.

Suarez has nearly 25 years of experience as a labor and employment attorney representing small, medium and large organizations on matters including traditional labor issues, discrimination claims, and safety and health matters.

Prior to joining Gunster, Suarez was managing partner and owner of Suarez|Griffin, a corporate law firm specializing in all aspects of labor and employment law. Additionally, he was the managing partner and owner of Suarez Mediation and Arbitration Services Inc. In his career, Suarez has worked in and owned a manufacturing facility and was the CEO and owner of Integrated Employer Resources & Consulting.

Integrated Employer Resources & Consulting is a member-based service provider that delivers cost-effective, nonlegal professional services to businesses. It also provides full-service support for human resources, compensation, benefits, affirmative action, investigation, training and development, and health and safety issues for its business clients. Tom Ginnetti will be in charge of the day-to-day operation of Integrated Employer Resources & Consulting.

Ginnetti has served in executive human resources management for companies such as PepsiCo, Tech Data Corporation and Reptron Electronics, among others, during his 30 years in the human resources profession. His clients include large and small organizations alike, and span from the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. His industry experience is extensive, and includes academia, social services, health care, aerospace, automotive, banking, manufacturing and hospitality, to name only a few. He is a regularly invited speaker on topics including the Affordable Care Act, Human Resources Management, regulatory compliance and related topics to professional groups including CPAs, insurance industry executives, medical practice business managers and fellow human resources professionals.


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 190 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

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