WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (May 13, 2019) – Gunster, one of Florida’s oldest and largest full-service business law firms, is pleased to announce that Jeffery Q. Jonasen has been elected chair of the Central Florida Foundation.

The Central Florida Foundation has served as the region’s community foundation for more than 25 years. The Foundation works to increase philanthropy in order to apply creative solutions to some of the community’s most pressing social issues like homelessness, early childhood development, social enterprise, affordable housing, and more. The Foundation holds more than 400 charitable funds that support a wide range of causes and nonprofits.

Gunster attorney Jeff Jonasen“I am honored to work with an engaged board and a talented staff of professionals who are all dedicated to helping connect those who care, those with means, and those in need,” said Jonasen regarding his new role as chair.  “I look forward to helping more people understand the scope of the Foundation’s work and the opportunities that it makes possible.”

As a shareholder in Gunster’s Orlando office, Jonasen focuses his practice on corporate representation, licensing and distribution, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital, and corporate finance and securities matters. He has, for more than two decades, advised and counseled business owners, executives and boards of directors concerning their business and commercial transactions, their financings and acquisitions, their corporate governance responsibilities, and their other legal and regulatory obligations. Jonasen has also played critical roles in establishing and leading regional business advocacy and economic development organizations and initiatives. He has served on the board of directors of the Central Florida Foundation since 2015.

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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

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