62 at Gunster Honored by 2017 Florida Super Lawyers, including Only Woman on ‘Top 10’ List


Gunster, one of Florida’s oldest and largest full-service business law firms, is pleased to announce that 40 of its attorneys have been included in the 2017 Florida Super Lawyers list, and an additional 22 were named Rising Stars – twice as many ‘Rising Stars’ as last year.

‘Best of the best’

Lawyers who receive the highest point totals during the annual selection process are further recognized in Florida Super Lawyers’ “best of the best” top lists.

Notably, Elaine Bucher’s addition to the “Top 10 lawyers in Florida” list marks the first time a Gunster attorney has made it to that particular list – and she’s the only woman on the 2017 list.

Gunster’s standout honorees in 2017 are:

Florida Super Lawyers

Florida Super Lawyers recognizes up to 5 percent of the state’s attorneys who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

Here are Gunster’s 2017 Florida Super Lawyers honorees (those with an asterisk have made the list at least 10 years):


Kenneth B. Bell

Business Litigation

William E. Adams Jr.

David R. Atkinson Jr.

Linda A. Conahan*

G. Joseph Curley Jr.*

Michael R. Freed

Jorge D. Guttman

William K. Hill*

George S. LeMieux

Edward A. Marod

Stephen C. Page*

Greg Schwinghammer

Preethi Sekharan

David M. Wells*

Eminent Domain

Amy Brigham Boulris*

John W. Little III*

Juan Matias Muniz

Employee Benefits/ERISA

James B. Davis*

Employment Litigation: Defense

Joseph G. Santoro


Terry Cole*

Simon Ferro

Estate & Trust Litigation

John P. Cole

William Hennessey

Thomas M. Karr*

Steven A. Lessne

John C. Moran

Michael D. Simon*

Estate & Probate

Debra L. Boje*

Elaine M. Bucher*

Seth R. Kaplan

Mary Karr

Lisa A. Schneider*

Stephen G. Vogelsang*

Health Care

Bruce D. Lamb*

Land Use/Zoning

Brian M. Seymour

Media & Advertising

Thomas Julin*

Mergers & Acquisitions

Gregory K. Bader

David G. Bates*

Michael V. Mitrione*

Mahesh H. Nanwani

Rising Stars

Florida Super Lawyers also recognizes Rising Stars, which represent fewer than 2.5 percent of the state’s lawyers under the age of 40, or who have practiced law for fewer than 10 years, and who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

Here are Gunster’s 2017 Rising Stars honorees:

Business/Corporate Stephanie Quinones

Business Litigation

Michael B. Green

Aaron Jay Horowitz

Sara N. Huff

Jonathan Kaskel

Amy Levenberg

Lauren Purdy

Employment & Labor

Roger Feicht

Holly L. Griffin

Keith E. Sonderling

Estate & Probate Elizabeth Bowers

Alyse Reiser Comiter

Joshua Goldglantz

Estate & Trust Litigation

Nicklaus J. Curley

Jamison C. Evert

Cristina Papanikos

Immigration: Business

Mariana R. Ribeiro

Land Use / Zoning Allison E. Turnbull

Mergers & Acquisitions

Joseph P. Chase

Securities & Corporate Finance

Gustav L. Schmidt


Matthew Comiter

Daniel J. Glassman

Super Lawyers recognizes outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas. The selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.

In 2016, Gunster had a total of 50 Florida Super Lawyers honorees (39 + 11 Rising Stars).

The firm’s attorneys continue to maintain a strong presence among lawyers listed by organizations such as Florida Trend’s Legal Elite, Best Lawyers in America, and Chambers USA’s Leaders in Their Field.

Creative works by lawyers

Gunster attorney and Florida Super Lawyer honoree David Bates was further recognized in the 2017 magazine, with a profile on his nature photography.

Where the wild things are is a collection of Bates’ photographs, along with his musings on the craft of photographing wildlife.

Read it now.

About Gunster

Gunster, Florida’s law firm for business, provides full-service legal counsel to leading organizations and individuals from its 13 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, The Florida Keys, Vero Beach, Winter Park, and its headquarters in West Palm Beach. With more than 180 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 www.gunster.com.

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