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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (March 27, 2013) – Gunster, one of Florida’s oldest and largest full-service business law firms, is pleased to announce that earlier this month, Florida Governor Rick Scott appointed Gunster attorney Michael Cavendish to the board of the Florida Humanities Council.

Michael CavendishCavendish, a litigator in Gunster’s Jacksonville office, succeeds Jay Hess of Miami on the Board of Directors of the Florida Humanities Council.

Cavendish’s term runs from March 11 through November 13, 2014.

The council was established in 1973 and is dedicated to building strong communities by exploring the heritage, traditions and stories of Florida. The nonprofit is the state affiliate of the National Endowment for Humanities.

In 2013, the council is spearheading Viva Florida to celebrate the 500th anniversary of Ponce de Leon’s 1513 landing on state soil.

Cavendish is actively involved in the program. His online journal, AcrossFlorida.org memorializes one year of thinking on Florida and Floridians. Read more: Attorney’s journal commemorates Florida’s rich, diverse history on state’s anniversary

Cavendish practices litigation, trial and appellate law in the field of complex business disputes. He has been listed among The Best Lawyers in America (2012-2013) in the areas of Complex Commercial Litigation, Complex Environmental Litigation and Banking & Finance Litigation. He has been selected for inclusion in Chambers & Partners list of Leaders in their Field, as well as among Florida Trend’s Legal Elite. He has an AV Preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell, among other honors. 

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About Gunster

Established in 1925, Gunster is a full-service Florida law firm with 11 offices around the state providing counsel to leading businesses and individuals. Our statewide presence and culture reflect the firm’s status as Florida’s law firm for business. Gunster serves clients from its offices in 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 160 attorneys and 200 committed support staff, Gunster is ranked among the National Law Journal’s list of the 250 largest law firms.

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