Heidi Davis Knapik is a shareholder in Gunster’s Fort Lauderdale office. She focuses her practice on land use, environmental and real estate law, representing commercial, residential and industrial developers and property owners in all areas of land use and zoning matters.
“Achieving shareholder status is a milestone for any attorney and we’re proud to name these two attorneys as Gunster shareholders,” says Bill Perry, managing shareholder of Gunster. “Marc and Jorge have demonstrated a proficiency in legal work as well as a high level of client service, which have become hallmarks of our firm.”
Mario Garcia-Serra joins Gunster’s environmental and land use law practice and will work out of the firm’s Miami office. Garcia-Serra comes to the firm as a lateral hire from Greenberg Traurig in Miami, where he co-chaired its Miami Land Development & Zoning practice.
Fabienne Fahnestock is a shareholder who joined Gunster in 2002. In the past year, she was honored as a Rising Star by the Daily Business Review, received the Sun Sentinel’s People on the Move award, and was profiled in the South Florida Legal Guide’s Top Lawyers of 2013.
Gunster looks back on yet another successful year: 2013 was a year of additional growth for the firm, and its activities last year illustrate how attuned Gunster is to individuals and corporations doing business in Florida.
Local law firm touts top attorney awards: ‘Elite,’ ‘super,’ ‘best,’ ‘leaders in their field’ among honors
Gunster, one of Florida’s oldest and largest full-service business law firms, is pleased to offer the following highlights of its attorney recognitions achieved in 2013.
The Technology Foundation of the Americas hosts eMerge Americas, a large-scale technology conference for entrepreneurs, investors and thought leaders, which is designed to showcase startups and the latest trends in technology driving growth and innovation in North and South America. Topics will include cloud computing, cybersecurity, mobility and big data.
Matthew M. Comiter joins Gunster’s private wealth services and tax practice groups. Gunster has one of Florida’s largest tax practices, with an average of more than 30 years of experience per shareholder, helping clients structure complex transactions to ensure tax efficiencies and minimize tax burdens.
Joseph P. Chase, a business and corporate attorney in the law firm’s West Palm Beach office, has been appointed to the board of directors of the Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches for the 2013-16 term.
The Angel Forum of Florida is a nonprofit organization that promotes local business development by bringing together private investors (“angels”) and Florida entrepreneurs.