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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (November 13, 2020) – Gunster, one of Florida’s oldest and largest full-service business law firms, is pleased to announce the firm has earned one national Tier 1 ranking and 62 regional Tier 1 rankings across seven markets in Florida from U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” 2021 Edition. Gunster’s Tier 1 rankings are listed below.

National Rankings:

  • Appellate Practice

Regional Rankings:

Fort Lauderdale

  • Administrative / Regulatory Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Litigation – Tax
  • Litigation – Trusts & Estates
  • Real Estate Law
  • Tax Law
  • Trusts & Estates Law

Jacksonville

  • Appellate Practice
  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Litigation – Antitrust
  • Litigation – Banking & Finance
  • Litigation – Construction
  • Litigation – Real Estate
  • Litigation – Trusts & Estates
  • Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants
  • Real Estate Law

Miami

  • Appellate Practice
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Law
  • Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
  • Immigration Law
  • Litigation – Banking & Finance
  • Litigation – Trusts & Estates
  • Real Estate Law
  • Trusts & Estates Law

Orlando

  • Corporate Law

Tallahassee

  • Administrative / Regulatory Law
  • Energy Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Government Relations Practice
  • Utilities Law

Tampa

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
  • Health Care Law
  • Litigation – Trusts & Estates
  • Real Estate Law
  • Tax Law
  • Trusts & Estates Law

West Palm Beach

  • Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Law
  • Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
  • Land Use & Zoning Law
  • Litigation – Intellectual Property
  • Litigation – Labor & Employment
  • Litigation – Land Use & Zoning
  • Litigation – Real Estate
  • Litigation – Trusts & Estates
  • Real Estate Law
  • Tax Law
  • Trusts & Estates Law

In the national category, Gunster received six Tier 2 and four Tier 3 rankings. In the regional category, the firm also received 23 Tier 2 and eight Tier 3 rankings for its Florida markets.

Best Lawyers® recognized 91 Gunster attorneys in its 2021 edition overall. The Best Lawyers in America© listed 86 Gunster attorneys within 48 practices and specialties and among nine Florida markets, and Best Lawyers®: Ones to Watch listed five attorneys within five distinct practices and specialties.

Additionally, William J. Schifino, Jr., managing shareholder at Gunster’s Tampa office, was listed on The Best Lawyers in America© “Lawyer of the Year” 2021 Edition for his work in arbitration. The Best Lawyers in America© “Lawyer of the Year” recognizes 5 percent of lawyers practicing in the United States, where only one lawyer in a particular practice area and geographic region is selected each year.

Schifino is board certified in the area of business litigation. His practice focuses on litigation and trial practice, including securities litigation and arbitration, professional malpractice litigation, director and officer litigation, employment litigation and intellectual property litigation. Schifino also served as President of the Florida Bar for the 2016-2017 term. He received the U.S. News and World Report Best Lawyers®’ ranking award in 2013 and 2016.

The U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process.

Best Lawyers®: Ones to Watch awards are recognitions given to attorneys that are earlier in their careers (typically in practice for 5-9 years) for outstanding professional excellence in private practice. Best Lawyers® recognition is determined entirely by a peer-review process of leading lawyers in their respective geographical and practice areas. View the full list of Gunster firm and attorney rankings on Best Lawyers®.

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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, The Florida Keys, Vero Beach, 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 www.gunster.com.

Contact:
Mary Francis
Communications Coordinator
561-650-0726, mfrancis@gunster.com

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