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Joe Negron’s personal wealth nears $1 million

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Senate President Joe Negron‘s net worth is now over $950,000, according to a financial disclosure filed last week with the Florida Commission on Ethics. Negron’s net worth as of Dec. 31, 2016 was $952,634, his filing shows. That’s up 15 percent from his 2015 reported worth of $828,646. As income, he listed $278,887 from the Gunster law firm and his $28,502 pay as a state lawmaker. In January, Negron—a Stuart Republican—quit Gunster, saying his decision was spurred by its representation of…

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Joe Negron resigns from Gunster law firm

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Senate President Joe Negron has resigned from the Gunster law firm, four days after Gov. Rick Scott suggested ethics reforms affecting lawyer-legislators. Negron’s resignation was announced Monday by H. William ‘Bill’ Perry, Gunster’s managing shareholder. Negron, a Stuart Republican, had been “of counsel” with the firm, usually referring to an attorney who works on a case-to-case basis for a firm, not as an associate or partner. “Joe has been a great colleague and a valuable member of our litigation team,” Perry…

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Debuting today: The Winter 2016 edition of INFLUENCE Magazine

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The latest issue of INFLUENCE Magazine is out. From the rise of legal-lobbying firms to the next generation of influencers and power brokers, the winter edition looks at all aspects of the governmental affairs industry. In recent years, major legal firms have emerged as major players in the government affairs industry. For the first time in a while, one of these firms (Greenberg Traurig) was in the Top 5 for compensation, while several others — such as GrayRobinson and Gunster — are…

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Personnel note: Gunster law firm promotes Lila Jaber, three others

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A former chair of the Florida Public Service Commission has been promoted to a leadership position at Florida’s business-oriented Gunster law firm. Lila Jaber has become Regional Managing Shareholder, joining three other shareholders who also joined the firm’s leadership team, according to a news release. She already was in charge of firm’s government affairs practice. Jaber has served on Workforce Florida’s board and was a former chair of Leadership Florida, according to her bio. She was appointed to the PSC, which…

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Gunster hosts inaugural Florida Women in Energy Leadership Forum

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Florida-based business law firm Gunster, joined by a group of energy industry leaders, this week hosted its inaugural Women in Energy Leadership Forum. The event, held at the Orlando World Center Marriott in Orlando, brought together women and men from across the state for two days of keynote addresses and panel discussions about relevant issues facing Florida’s energy industry. Among the attendees were thought-leaders, stakeholders, industry executives and college students gathered for an engaging dialogue about the state of the…

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All-star cast planned for upcoming CAMLS healthcare symposium

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The Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation in downtown Tampa is partnering with the Gunster law firm to host a healthcare symposium looking at expanding health care in Florida. The October 13 event will run from 1 p.m. until 5:45 p,m. with a cocktail reception afterward. Healthcare executives will form panels to discuss various components of the current healthcare climate in Florida. Those include former U.S. Rep. Jason Altmire, who is the senior vice president of public policy and community engagement…

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July 4th Weekend is brought to you by these lobbyists and political organizations

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It doesn’t get much more American than the Fourth of July. After all, the holiday commemorates the signing of the Declaration of Independence. It was then 239 years go our founders took great personal risk to declare their independence, and created this democratic republic out of their blood, sweat, and philosophical determination. The politics of 1776 were void of “registered lobbyists” but the things that we associate with Independence Day today, however — trips to recreational locales, beer &  spirits and even…

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