Gunster attorney Michael Traficante

Gunster, one of Florida’s oldest and largest full-service business law firms, is pleased to announce that Naples Office Managing Shareholder Michael Traficante has been reappointed to the Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida (JA) 2023 Hall of Fame Advisory Board. Each year, Advisory Board members select the laureates to be inducted into the JA Business Hall of Fame, comprised of influential, visionary leaders from the business community.

Since 2018, Traficante has served on the board of JA, which is the world’s largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices.

Traficante joined Gunster in 2023 as part of a merger in which 12 attorneys and 15 professional staff members of the Naples-based Grant Fridkin Pearson law firm joined the firm. Traficante’s practice is focused on complex commercial and civil litigation. He represents clients in various matters involving real property litigation, business litigation, probate and trust litigation, and commercial litigation – in both state and federal court and in arbitration proceedings. He is also skilled in various aspects of construction law and litigation.

JA’s press release can be viewed here.


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, Naples, Orlando, Palm Beach, Stuart, Tallahassee, Tampa Bayshore, Tampa Downtown, Vero Beach, and its headquarters in West Palm Beach. With more than 260 attorneys and consultants, and over 270 committed professional 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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