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2/7/2024 5:00:00 AM Member News

Gunster Achieves Another Successful Year in 2023, Continues Office and Practice Wide Expansion

Gunster, one of Florida's oldest and largest full-service business law firms, is pleased to announce that this past year, the firm continued to experience significant growth across its statewide and state wise business law platform. The firm welcomed nearly 50 attorneys and consultants while further bolstering its multifaceted capabilities across a number of practices including Business Litigation, eDiscovery, Government Affairs, Real Property, Environmental & Land Use, Private Wealth Services, Tax and ConstructionClick here and scroll down for details on the firm's practice expansion.


On January 1, 2023, Gunster merged with Grant Fridkin Pearson, a Naples law firm with 27 years of practice in southwest Florida. This added 12 attorneys across the firm’s Real EstateBusiness LitigationPrivate Wealth Services and Corporate practices in Naples. The firm also has a strong presence in the southwest Florida business and philanthropic community. As Florida continues to flourish, Gunster is well-positioned with a footprint in 12 cities, or every major market across the state.

For the seventh year in a row, Gunster was ranked by Florida Trend magazine as one of the ‘Best Companies to Work For’, remaining the only Florida-focused law firm to be ranked in the Best Large Companies (250 or more employees) category. The firm has experienced monumental growth in recent years, and attaining this honor is increasingly valuable as it demonstrates Gunster’s culture and tradition of excellence.


Another significant accomplishment of the firm is its ranking within one of the industry’s prominent legal guides. Of note, Gunster’s 2023 Chambers USA Leading Florida Practices included Banking & Finance; Corporate/M&A & Private Equity; Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation; Energy & Natural Resources; Environment; Healthcare; Immigration; Litigation: General Commercial; Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use; and Tax. In the 2023 Chambers High Net Worth guide, the firm continued to achieve a Band 1 ranking in the Private Wealth Law and Private Wealth Disputes categories.

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A pillar of Gunster’s culture has always been its core commitment to the community, and the firm and its attorneys devoted their valuable time and leadership to strengthen a variety of important causes. Attorneys volunteered for the American Heart AssociationAutism SpeaksChild Rescue Coalition; Cuban American Bar AssociationEducation Foundation of Palm Beach CountyFreed to RunJunior Orange BowlLatin Builders Association; Leadership Florida; Miami Beach Chamber of CommerceQuantum HouseTaxWatchWomen’s Foundation of Florida; and many more in 2023.


Now in its 99th year, Gunster is committed to Leading Florida Forward through a variety of initiatives aimed at empowering the community at large. One is the Leadership Training Academy, a program designed to inspire and equip the next generation of Florida attorneys, in which law schools across Florida nominate diverse students to attend an annual leadership program designed by Gunster attorneys to provide training and access to like-minded professionals. Another initiative is the Gunster + African American Chamber of Commerce of Central Florida co-hosted “CEO” Roundtable, an annual event that showcases the success of diverse high-achieving executives and leaders across the region.

Gunster is proud to be Florida’s Law Firm for Business, and the many accomplishments of the past year serve as inspiration as we embark upon another successful year.