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In this video, Gunster corporate attorney Joseph P. Chase illustrates the law firm’s commitment to giving back to Florida and its communities with highlights of law firm leadership’s history of service in the state.

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Gunster’s tradition of service in Florida

I’m a business and corporate attorney here at Gunster. I’m also the firm’s unofficial historian.

Gunster’s tradition of service in Florida is really as old as the firm itself.

The firm was founded in 1925 by John Kenneth Williamson. Less than three years later, in 1928, the great Okeechobee Hurricane impacted Palm Beach County. Ken Williamson headed up the Red Cross relief efforts after that storm.

Gunster’s dedication to this state and its communities continued through the 20th century.

The Gunster attorney in the 20th century who probably had the greatest impact on the state was Marshall Criser, who rose to serve as the president of the University of Florida from 1984 to 1989.

Gunster’s tradition of service to this state and its communities continues.

Firm chairman George LeMieux served as a United States Senator.

Gunster CEO and Managing Shareholder Bill Perry is chair of the Economic Council of Palm Beach County and a trustee of the Florida Chamber Foundation, among other things.

I’ve personally experienced how Gunster encourages its attorneys to give back to their communities. I am the current chair of the Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches – the youngest in memory – and Gunster has been behind me every step of the way.

These are just a few examples of how Gunster has dedicated itself to this state and its communities over our nearly 100-year history.


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