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Gunster, one of Florida’s oldest and largest full-service business law firms, is pleased to announce that its Private Wealth Services practice maintained the highest rating in the latest Chambers and Partners High Net Worth Guide.

Chambers and Partners is a UK-based organization that identifies and ranks lawyers and law firms based on independent research. Gunster is one of three top-rated firms in the state ranked to Band 1 in the Private Wealth Law category in this year’s High Net Worth guide.

They really have strength and depth,” noted one source. Another source added “They are a very diverse practice and have a very deep bench on the trusts and estates side. They are very high-caliber technicians.”

In addition to the firmwide Band 1 ranking, four Gunster attorneys maintained their individual ranking by Chambers and Partners: Elaine BucherWilliam T. HennesseyLouis Nostro and Lisa A. Schneider.

Gunster is the only Florida-based firm to attain a Band 1 ranking in this year’s High Net Worth guide. Furthermore, Gunster has the most representations among law firms in Florida in the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC), a national organization of lawyers who have demonstrated the highest level of professionalism in wills and trust, estate planning and tax law.

Chambers and Partners, an internationally acclaimed research group, established the High Net Worth guide in 2016 as a publication specifically aimed at the private and international wealth industry. The guide is produced by an independent team of researchers who conduct thousands of interviews with attorneys, clients and their close advisors.

Gunster’s Private Wealth Services practice continues to flourish with the latest addition of shareholder Brian G. Cheslack, associate Cayley Erickson, and the firm’s recently formalized Family Office practice.


About Gunster

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 Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Miami, Orlando, Palm Beach, Stuart, Tallahassee, Tampa, Vero Beach, and its headquarters in West Palm Beach. With over 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

Jenni Garrison
Director of Marketing & Corporate Communications


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