Gunster

Tax Department

Florida
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What the team is known for

Fields a broad bench of experienced tax practitioners, well versed in a wide range of tax and private wealth issues, with specific strengths in controversy, transactional and tax planning work. Attracts a broad client base that includes startups, investment funds, family businesses and entrepreneurs. The firm also demonstrates expertise in ERISA, labor law and employment law. Offers a deep statewide bench, with 13 office locations in Florida.

Strengths

Sources report: "It's a well-coordinated team; they complement each other. Their main strength is flexibility, but you can also rely on their vast experience and great knowledge of the US tax system."

A interviewee remarks: "They're extremely knowledgeable, responsive and have the client's interests as a priority," adding that "all the attorneys have been excellent, collaborative and work well with our team."

Work highlights

Represented Nova Southeastern University in a variety of employee benefit matters, including a review of fiduciary procedures, investment fund considerations and a number of ERISA class action lawsuits.

Notable practitioners

Cochair of the tax group Adi Rappoport is well regarded in the fields of tax planning for individuals and corporations. A client says: "He is always our first port of call. I've been very impressed with his technical knowledge and he is responsive."

A "human encyclopedia of tax laws and precedents" according to market sources, Alan Lederman 's clients include multinational corporations. He handles an array of tax planning and tax controversy matters, including those pertaining to international corporate transactions.

Widely recognized as a leader in employee benefits and ERISA, James Davis 's practice also covers estate planning and corporate transactional tax law. Clients describe him as "professional, responsive, friendly and down to earth," adding that "he is the best."

Highly seasoned tax attorney Martin Press frequently advises on tax controversies and tax issues regarding complex transactions. An impressed source remarks: "Very few times does one have the opportunity to work with such an experienced lawyer, who is in a position to give clients a rainbow of options in order to achieve their goals."