Nicole K. Atkinson
Gunster, one of Florida’s oldest and largest full-service business law firms, is pleased to announce that shareholder Nicole K. Atkinson has been elected chair of the Women’s Foundation of Palm Beach County board of directors.
Nicole Atkinson co-chairs Gunster’s Women’s Leadership Forum and serves on the firm’s diversity committee. She is a member of the business litigation and private wealth services teams and works out of West Palm Beach.
Atkinson was initially appointed to the board of the Women’s Foundation in September 2013. She is currently serving her second two-year term on the board. She will serve as its chair for an indefinite period of time.
The Women’s Foundation of Palm Beach County is a nonprofit that aims to make leaders of women. Its programs in the last year included a financial empowerment series presented in partnership with PNC Bank, which delivered information to girls, emerging career women, mothers and recent college graduates. Through the foundation, Atkinson has regularly chaired its popular Raise the Bar event, an annual fundraiser for 400+ area business leaders, legal professionals and elected officials. The March 2015 event raised more than $63,000 to help fund the foundation’s programs.
Atkinson’s law practice includes defending accountants and lawyers in professional liability cases, handling complex business litigation matters, contract disputes, real estate disputes, product liability litigation, intellectual property litigation and estate and trust litigation. She is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell and has been honored by Best Lawyers and Florida Super Lawyers.
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 Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Miami, Orlando, Palm Beach, Stuart, Tallahassee, Tampa, The Florida Keys, Vero Beach and its headquarters in West Palm Beach. With more than 170 attorneys and 200 committed support staff, Gunster is ranked among the National Law Journal’s list of the 350 largest law firms. More information about its practice areas, offices and insider’s view newsletters is available at www.gunster.com.