Gunster law firm moves into Orlando market to expand governmental affairs business

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Gunster law firm is expanding into the Orlando area with the addition of four attorneys and government consultants to establish the firm’s eleventh statewide office. The newest Gunster office is located downtown and opens with Tico Perez, Derek Bruce, Jeff Jonasen and Don Madden as the firm’s most recent hires.

“Orlando has been a key piece to Gunster’s statewide strategy as we implement our vision to be Florida’s law firm for business,” said H. William Perry, Gunster’s managing shareholder. “This is an ideal opportunity to introduce our full-service firm into the Orlando market by joining with a team which brings a balance of diverse clients and strong community involvement. This expansion solidly places us at the crossroads for business in Florida and provides our clients with better statewide coverage.”

The attorneys and consultants are joining Gunster from Perez, Bruce & Jonasen, LLP, an Orlando-based law firm which represents clients in major industry sectors including manufacturing, tourism, agriculture, healthcare and waste management. The group also operates Edge Public Affairs, a public policy consulting firm affiliated with the Perez, Bruce & Jonasen firm in Orlando. As part of Gunster’s newest office, the team will continue to serve clients based primarily in central Florida, as well as private sector and not-for-profit entities from across Florida and out of state. The areas of focus in the Orlando office will initially be government Affairs, as well as corporate and land Use law.

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