Gunster, one of Florida’s oldest and largest full-service business law firms, is pleased to announce it has promoted seven attorneys to shareholders.

“These attorneys have been recognized for their diligence, perseverance and teamwork,” said Bill Perry, managing shareholder of Gunster. “We are proud of these individuals and know they will continue to play an integral role in Gunster’s future.”

Gunster Attorney Justin Bennett

Justin Bennett | Business Litigation | Tampa

Justin focuses his practice on commercial litigation and professional liability and legal malpractice defense. He represents clients in various matters involving business torts, professional liability defense, contract disputes, shareholder disputes, securities, and general commercial litigation in both state and federal court.

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Ana Johnson | Business Litigation | Jacksonville

Ana concentrates her practice on general and complex commercial litigation matters. In addition to her trial and courtroom experience, Ana is involved in major e-discovery matters, including managing large scale, electronic review projects. Notably, Ana has earned the CEDS (certified e-discovery specialist) designation from the Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists.

Gunster attorney Brad Johnson

Brad Johnson | Business Litigation | Jacksonville

Brad represents businesses in courts throughout the country in a wide range of matters, including multi-plaintiff actions, breach-of-contract, employment discrimination, non-competition agreements and insurance bad faith defense. If necessary, Brad is an experienced trial lawyer who will take his client’s case to the courtroom.

Gunster attorney Adam Nodzenski

Adam Nodzenski | Business Litigation | Miami

Adam focuses on practical solutions for clients involved in the biggest of cases–multi-plaintiff, multi-jurisdictional, and/or multi-claim litigation—which are often protracted and involve multiple law firms. He provides advice regarding data identification, preservation, collection, review and production, and assists companies recovering from data loss or those defending against spoliation allegations. 

Gunster attorney Beatriz Osorio

Beatriz Osorio | Immigration Law | Miami

As a member of the firm’s Immigration team, Beatriz counsels multinationals, financial management and banking organizations, health care systems, technology companies, hotels/resorts, professionals and individual investors on a wide range of their immigration needs. She also counsels employers regarding their compliance with U.S. immigration laws.

Gunster Attorney Matt Scheer

Matt Scheer | Tax Law | West Palm Beach

Matt advises clients on complex business transactions, joint venture structuring and corporate restructurings, cross-border investment structures, investment fund structuring, intergenerational wealth transfers and planning, estate planning, and charitable planning. Matt works closely with clients to ensure that clients’ personal, professional, and business objectives are met while achieving tax efficient structures.

Gunster attorney Stacie Townsend

Stacie Townsend | Corporate Law | West Palm Beach

Stacie focuses her practice on helping businesses and business leaders from institutional clients to emerging or entrepreneurial companies. Specifically, Stacie works closely with C-suite decision makers on a range of legal and business matters, including mergers and acquisitions, complex business transactions, and day-to-day issues such as negotiating strategic agreements and relationships with various employees, customers, partners, vendors, and other key stakeholders.

In addition to the above promotions, Gunster had a record-setting growth year in 2021, hiring over 40 attorneys statewide across a variety of practice areas.

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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 220 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 Business Development & Communications


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