Gunster attorney Luna Phillips has been voted onto the board of directors for the Florida section of the American Water Resources Association (AWRA).
Aaron W. Tandy has been appointed vice chair of the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce board of governors for 2014-15. He previously served as vice chair in 2010-11, and has been on the board since 2004.
Best Lawyers has also partnered with U.S. News & World Report to rank law firms in the United States for its annual Best Law Firms list, on which Gunster has consistently ranked well across many practice areas over the years. Best Law Firms’ first edition was published in 2010.
Jeff Jonasen has been selected by the organization’s board as a member of the Metro Orlando Economic Development Commission’s (EDC) board of directors for the 2014-2015 fiscal year.
Gunster attorney Christopher P. Benvenuto has been named to the board of trustees for the Palm Beach area chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Two Gunster attorneys were recently selected for recognition by the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance, the primary economic development organization for Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County.
Simon Ferro, a shareholder in Gunster’s Miami office, has been inducted into the Miami Dade College 2014 Hall of Fame. Ferro has more than 30 years’ experience in the areas of zoning, land use and governmental relations. He is a former U.S. ambassador to Panama and maintains strong ties in Latin America.
The law firm signed a 12-year lease to occupy the entire 35th floor of the tower, totaling 21,355 square feet, and has relocated its Miami office from One Biscayne Tower in downtown Miami. The deal was negotiated by Daniel Mackler, Gunster shareholder and real estate practice leader, on behalf of the law firm.
Keith Sonderling was elected to serve as vice chair of the Fourth District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission.
What can boards of directors look forward to, as investor and regulatory pressure continues to heat up? Given his vast experience in corporate governance, Lamm offers some predictions: