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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (Sept. 19, 2007) — Nicholas Robbins, a corporate attorney at Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart, P.A. in West Palm Beach, has been appointed to the Board of  Directors of the Angel Investment Forum of Florida (AIFFL). Robbins also serves on the advisory board of the Treasure Coast chapter of AIFFL.

A not-for-profit organization that recently added a second chapter in Central Florida, AIFFL serves as a conduit to introduce individual “angel” investors to local entrepreneurs in an effort to help promote business growth in Florida. This type of investor generally invests in emerging and expanding companies, typically with financial support ranging from $50,000 to $2 million.

“Nick has been a strong, ardent supporter of AIFFL and the business investment community in South Florida,” Bob Dombkowski, chairman of AIFFL. “Dedicated board members and sponsors like Nick and Gunster Yoakley are such a critical asset for Florida’s growing base of entrepreneurs and investors.”

Robbins is a member of the firm’s Emerging Company Practice Group and Technology Practice Group. He concentrates his practice in venture capital; mergers and acquisitions; Internet law; software and technology licensing; and general corporate matters and business planning. He has spoken to various groups about the angel and venture capital marketplace, as well as hedging and monetization strategies. Prior to Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart, Robbins was employed with UBS Financial Services, Inc. and the Boston-based law firm of Testa, Hurwitz & Thibeault, LLP.

For more information about AIFFL, visit www.aiffl.org or call (772) 214-3017.

About Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart

Gunster Yoakley, established in 1925, offers a broad range of legal services to its client base of businesses, institutions, local governments, and prominent individuals. Gunster Yoakley has offices in Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Miami, Palm Beach, Stuart, Vero Beach and West Palm Beach.  Gunster Yoakley is home to more than 130 attorneys and over 200 dedicated support staff providing counsel to clients through numerous practice groups including corporate, litigation, real estate, and trusts and estates.  For more information, visit www.gunster.com or call 1-800 749-1980.

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