NALP Directory of Legal Employers

Directory Year: 2022

Gunster - Tampa, Florida

http://www.gunster.com

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2022 compensation for entry-level lawyers ($/year) 175000

Summer Compensation

2022 compensation for Post-3Ls ($/week)
2022 compensation for 2Ls ($/week) 3365
2022 compensation for 1Ls ($/week)
Judicial Clerkship Bonus? Yes
Compensation/progression credit for judicial clerkship? Yes
Compensation/progression credit for other advanced degrees? No
Other Compensation

Federal Clerkship Bonus: $25,000 for those joining the firm directly following a federal clerkship

Signing Bonus: $5,000 for those entry-level associates who come through our Summer Associate Program. Entry-level associates also receive bar exam/review reimbursement.

Objective Bonus: starts at $15,000 for 2,000 hours. Subjective Bonus: varies.

Benefits Bar Association Fees
Business Casual Dress Code
401(k)/IRA/Other Ret. Plan w/Employer Contribution
CLE
Dental Insurance
Employee Assistance Program
Family/Dependent Care Leave
Flexible Spending Account/Pre-Tax Option
Life/AD&D Insurance
Long-term Care Insurance
Long-term Disability Insurance
Medical Insurance
Health Savings Account
Parental Leave
Parking/Transportation
Profit Sharing
Short-term Disability Insurance
Sick Leave
Technology (Laptop, PDA, etc.)
Vacation Leave
Vision Insurance
Please describe benefit package or provide additional comments

Health, Dental, Life & Disability Insurance; Associate Bonus Program; License & Bar Fees; HSA Contribution; Maternity/Disability; and Paid Parking; Associates may also receive a match on a percentage of their 401(k) contributions.

Associate base salary (excluding bonuses) is determined by A merit system
If not strictly a set lock-step system, what criteria are used to determine associate base salaries (excluding bonuses)? (check all that apply) Hours billed
Quality of work
Business development
Overall contribution (e.g., recruitment activities, firm committees)

Annual bonuses to eligible associates

Has your organization offered annual bonuses to eligible associates in the past five years? Yes
Comments
What factors are used to determine the amount of an associate's bonus? (check all that apply) Hours billed
Quality of work
Business development
Overall contribution (e.g., recruitment activities, firm committees)
Are same sex domestic partners afforded the same benefits as spouses of attorneys? Yes

Opposite sex domestic partner benefits

Are opposite sex domestic partners afforded the same benefits as spouses of attorneys? No
If not, what (if any) benefits are provided to opposite sex domestic partners?

Parental leave or family care policy

Does your organization have a written parental leave or family care policy? Yes
Please link to or describe your firm's parental leave policy. Be sure to include information on leave for adoption, surrogacy, or other special circumstances.

An Associate or Of Counsel Attorney requiring a parental leave of absence shall request the leave of absence in accordance with the Family Medical Leave Policy. These benefits are to run concurrently with those the Firm is required to provide under the FMLA or the Americans with Disabilities Act and apply to all qualifying and non-qualifying leaves of absence. Paid Parental Leave is available as set forth below where a
leave of absence is necessary for the birth of a child, to care for a newborn child, or for legitimate medical reason or serious complications relating to pregnancy. 

After one year at the firm, attorneys receive 12 weeks of parental leave in a 12-month period (measured backward from the date of leave).