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Introduction

At nearly 100 years old, Gunster has been a part of Florida since it was mostly orange groves and mangroves. The firm helps mid to large business in a range of market segments navigate the particulars of Florida’s legal landscape. Nearly 200 lawyers work out of 11 Florida offices from Jacksonville in the north all the way to Miami. Gunster does it all for Florida businesses: corporate deals, litigation, real estate transactions, and tax planning.

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1st year: $160,000 (south FL offices); $140,000 (central &......


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About the Firm

At nearly 100 years old, Gunster has been a part of Florida since it was mostly orange groves and mangroves. The firm helps mid to large business in a range of market segments navigate the particulars of Florida’s legal landscape. Nearly 200 lawyers work out of 11 Florida offices from Jacksonville in the north all the way to Miami.

Growing with the Sunshine State

In 1925, John Kenneth Williamson—the founding attorney for the First National Bank in Palm Beach—opened his law office in West Palm Beach. The firm grew very slowly over the next five decades. It took 17 years for the firm to double in size to a two-man shop with the addition of Joseph F. Gunster in 1942. Another decade later, the firm had doubled again to four lawyers with the addition of Marshall Criser, who would go on to s...

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