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Gunster continues growth, strengthens franchise practice with addition of Jason M. Murray

May 17, 2018, on Firm News |

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 12, 2018) – Gunster, one of Florida’s oldest and largest full-service business law firms, today announced that Jason Murray has joined the firm’s Miami office as a shareholder focusing on franchise and distribution law.

Murray’s practice includes providing counsel and assistance with creating, managing, licensing, protecting and enforcing franchised business relationships, product distribution systems and dealership networks.  More specifically, his focus is on licensing and development, regulation and compliance, and dispute resolution through mediation, arbitration and litigation.

 “Florida is home to a robust franchising and licensing industry and Jason’s addition to our firm adds a new level of experience that will benefit our statewide business clients,” said Gunster managing shareholder Bill Perry. “Recruiting top talent will continue to be a major focus for our firm in 2018 as we seek opportunities to further strengthen our full-service capabilities.”

With the addition of Murray, Gunster continues to expand and diversify with several recent hires such as Ronald Brisé, Jorge Zamora Jr. , Lawrence Horsburgh, and Bethany Pappas.

In addition to Murray’s extensive franchising clientele, he is an accomplished speaker and presenter having frequently been tapped to present at franchise industry events nationwide. He is also well-noted in the community for his service as past president of the Dade County Bar Association, where he was the first African-American to be elected to the position. Murray’s service also includes formerly chairing the diversity committee of the business law section of the Florida Bar.

Prior to joining Gunster, Murray operated his own Miami-based firm specializing in franchising and distribution, trade regulation and intellectual property and business litigation.

He holds a J.D. from University of Virginia School of Law and a bachelor’s degree from Duke University.

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About Gunster

Gunster, Florida’s law firm for business, provides full-service legal counsel to leading organizations and individuals from its 13 offices statewide. Established in 1925, the firm has expanded, diversified and evolved, but always with a singular focus: Florida and its clients’ stake in it. A magnet for business-savvy attorneys who embrace collaboration for the greatest advantage of clients, Gunster’s growth has not been at the expense of personalized service but because of it. The firm serves clients from its offices in Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Miami, Orlando, Palm Beach, Stuart, Tallahassee, Tampa, The Florida Keys, Vero Beach, Winter Park, and its headquarters in West Palm Beach. With more than 180 attorneys and 200 committed support staff, Gunster is ranked among the National Law Journal’s list of the 500 largest law firms and has been recognized as one of the Top 100 Diverse Law Firms by Law360. More information about its practice areas, offices and insider’s view newsletters is available at

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