WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 8, 2017) – Gunster, one of Florida’s oldest and largest full-service business law firms, is pleased to announce that land use attorney Heidi Davis Knapik has been named president-elect of NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Development Association of South Florida’s board of directors for 2017.

She has served on the board since 2014, and is co-chair of the programs committee. She will serve as president in 2018.

Gunster attorney Heidi Davis KnapikDavis Knapik is a shareholder in Gunster’s Fort Lauderdale office. She focuses her law practice on land use, zoning and development issues – representing landowners and developers with entitlements and development of land, including residential, commercial, office and industrial projects.

NAIOP South Florida supports commercial real estate professionals with advocacy, education and business opportunity and serves Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties.

Officers of the 2017 NAIOP South Florida board include:

  • President – Greg Martin of Avison Young
  • President-Elect – Heidi Davis Knapik of Gunster
  • Treasurer – Marc Kopelman of Raymond James Financial
  • Secretary – Patty Bedley of Legacy Bank of Florida
  • Vice President, Programs – Darcie Lunsford of Butters Construction & Development

Recently, NAIOP South Florida hosted an economic outlook panel during its Jan. 25 chapter meeting, addressing how the region may be affected by the Trump administration’s regulatory, trade, immigration and tax policies. Panelists included George S. LeMieux of Gunster; J. Antonio Villamil of the Washington Economics Group; Mark Vitner of Wells Fargo Securities; and Ronald J. Klein of Holland & Knight.

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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, Orlando, Palm Beach, Stuart, Tallahassee, Tampa, The Florida Keys, Vero Beach, Winter Park, and its headquarters in West Palm Beach. With more than 180 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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