Gunster, Florida’s Law Firm for Business, is pleased to announce that twelve of the firm’s attorneys have been named a ‘Rising Star 2011’ by Florida Super Lawyers magazine, an annual publication that recognizes outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. To be eligible for ‘Rising Stars,’ a lawyer must be nominated by another attorney and be under 40 years of age or practicing for less than 10 years.

These Gunster attorneys have been named ‘Rising Stars 2011’ by Super Lawyers in the following categories:

 West Palm Beach

  • Nicole K. Atkinson, Shareholder, Business Litigation
  • Christopher P. Benvenuto, Shareholder, Business Litigation
  • Marc D. Brody, Associate, Mergers & Acquisitions
  • John C. Moran, Shareholder, Estate & Trust Litigation
  • Gaida G. Zirkelbach, Shareholder, Information Technology/Outsourcing

 Fort Lauderdale

  • Robert A. Malinoski, Associate, Environmental
  • Jessica DeBianchi Rivera, Associate, Business/Corporate
  • David C. Scileppi, Shareholder, Securities and Corporate Finance


  • Allison J. Cammack, Associate, Business Litigation
  • Andres A. Fernandez, Shareholder, Banking
  • Mariana R. Ribeiro, Associate, Immigration


  • James O. Birr, III, Shareholder, Construction Litigation


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