Gunster, one of Florida’s oldest and largest full-service business law firms, today announced two additions that will further enhance the firm’s business litigation and tax expertise. Both based in South Florida, Devin Moss joined the Miami office as a Business Litigation shareholder, while David Sawyer joined in Fort Lauderdale as an of counsel attorney in the Tax practice.
Moss is a well-connected trial attorney who adeptly represents small businesses and multinational companies across all phases of litigation, spanning from initial proceedings to appeals. He covers a wide range of matters, which encompass presuit investigations, strategic case management, fact and expert discovery, motion practice, pretrial negotiations, trial proceedings and appeals. His diverse litigation portfolio includes complex product liability cases involving wrongful death, personal injury, and intricate commercial disputes, serving clients in pharmaceuticals, medical devices, consumer products, oil and gas, real estate, and employment sectors. Devin’s focus lies in risk management, product safety, and minimizing product liability exposure, primarily in the defense of complex product liability cases, with extensive trial experience and expertise in large-scale multi-district cases.
Sawyer is a seasoned and analytical attorney who specializes in guiding public corporations, private entities, senior executives, and board members through the intricate realm of compensation and benefits. His overall legal counsel spans a broad spectrum, encompassing deferred compensation, incentive schemes, supplemental executive retirement plans, equity-based compensation, corporate governance, regulatory compliance, executive employment contracts, including severance agreements, and more. Leveraging his extensive background as a corporate controller and tax consultant, Sawyer combines his financial acumen with legal expertise to address various intricate employee benefit challenges that surface in business transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, public offerings, and restructurings.
“Gunster is deeply committed to the continual expansion of our services and talent to better serve our clients’ ever-evolving needs,” said Bill Perry, CEO and managing shareholder of Gunster. “The arrivals of Devin and David in our business litigation and tax practices, respectively, have significantly reinforced our dynamic offerings, providing us with a competitive edge in adeptly managing commercial disputes and effectively navigating multifaceted executive compensation matters.”
Moss and Sawyer have both earned industry recognition and accolades for their commitment to excellence and successful legal outcomes. Moss has been granted the prestigious “Rising Star” award by Florida Super Lawyers, an honor reserved for the top 2.5 percent of active attorneys in the state, while Sawyer is a three-time recipient of the Top Young Lawyers award by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers.
Moss earned his J.D. from the University of Florida and B.A. from Emory University. Sawyer earned his J.D. from George Washington University and Bachelor of Accountancy degree from George Washington University.
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 280 attorneys and consultants, and over 290 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.