WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 19, 2015) – Gunster, one of Florida’s oldest and largest full-service business law firms, is pleased to announce that Steven A. Lessne has joined the firm as a shareholder in the West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale offices.

Steven A. Lessne joins Gunster as a shareholder. His practice areas include probate, trust and fiduciary litigation and business, real estate and complex commercial litigation.

Lessne brings nearly 20 years of experience to Gunster’s private wealth services and litigation practices. A South Florida native, he has represented and counseled banks, fiduciaries, companies and individuals in state and federal court and arbitration proceedings throughout the country.

“Steven’s hybrid litigation skills allow him to work with high net worth individuals, fiduciaries and companies in connection with trust, estate and complex business disputes,” says Gunster Managing Shareholder Bill Perry. “He is an asset to our team and we are happy to welcome him to Gunster.”

He is consistently recognized by Florida Super Lawyers, listed among Florida Trend’s Legal Elite, is a recipient of the Bar/Bri Award for having the highest reported score on Florida’s multistate bar exam, and is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest possible rating and indicator of a lawyer’s high ethical standards and professional ability.

Lessne serves as an advisory board member of Keiser University, is a member of the Professional Advisory Committee of the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County and is his synagogue’s general counsel. He previously served on the Florida Democratic Lawyers Council, the Democratic Party’s voter protection arm, as lead county counsel for Palm Beach County and then as regional lead counsel overseeing eight counties.

Lessne is one of several recent additions to Gunster’s private wealth services practice. Mary Karr and Robert Jacobowitz recently joined the team in Miami and West Palm Beach, respectively.

Lessne sits on the Probate and Trust Litigation Committee of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar and is a member of the Florida Bar’s Business Law Section. He is a graduate of the University of Florida Levin College of Law.


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 Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Miami, Orlando, Palm Beach, Stuart, Tallahassee, Tampa, The Florida Keys, Vero Beach and its headquarters in West Palm Beach. With more than 170 attorneys and 200 committed support staff, Gunster is ranked among the National Law Journal’s list of the 350 largest law firms. More information about its practice areas, offices and insider’s view newsletters is available at


Jenni Garrison
Director of Marketing & Communications


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