WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (March 17, 2020) – Gunster, one of Florida’s oldest and largest full-service business law firms, is pleased to announce the addition of John B.T. Murray, Jr. to the firm’s West Palm Beach office, where he will join the business litigation practice.

Gunster shareholder JB MurrayJ.B. Murray comes to Gunster with an expansive commercial litigation background, spanning a broad range of business disputes. His trial experience includes shareholder disputes, corporate control battles, contractual claims, non-compete agreements and other claims arising from business transactions.

He has been involved in several high-profile multidistrict litigation proceedings, defended Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) claims and corporate executives in claims under the Alien Tort Statue and the Torture Victim Protection Act. Murray’s expertise also includes private wealth services, representing corporate and individual fiduciaries and beneficiaries of trusts and estates.

At Gunster, Murray will continue to focus his work on serving his clients in commercial litigation matters and private wealth services.

“Complex and cutting-edge litigation is at the core of Gunster’s business litigation practice,” said Bill Perry, managing shareholder of Gunster.  “J.B.’s track record of success and breadth of knowledge in commercial disputes make him the right match to continue delivering excellent service to our clients in South Florida.”

A notable attorney in the legal community, Murray was named the 2020 “Lawyer of the Year” in litigation, banking and finance by The Best Lawyers in America. He was also recognized as a Top Lawyer by the South Florida Legal Guide, and in Florida Trend’s “Legal Elite.”

Committed to the community, Murray served as the immediate past chair of the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin county from 2014 to 2017.

Murray holds a J.D. from the University of Florida College of Law and a B.A. from Duke University.

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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 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, Vero Beach, and its headquarters in West Palm Beach. With more than 240 attorneys and consultants, and over 240 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 & Corporate Communications


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