TALLAHASSEE, FL – October 30, 2013 – The Jewish National Fund and GrayRobinson’s managing shareholder, Jason L. Unger, are hosting the Israeli ambassador Gideon Meir for a reception on November 13, 2013.
Meir worked as Consul and Administration Officer for the Israeli Embassy in Washington, D.C. and was a member of the negotiating team that drafted Israel’s peace treaty with Egypt. Until November 2006, Meir served as Deputy Director-General for media and public affairs in the Israeli Foreign Ministry. He served as the Israeli ambassador to Italy from 2006-2011. In July of 2011, he was appointed head of the Foreign Ministry’s public affairs directorate and the Ministry’s Deputy Director General.
Over the past 109 years, the Jewish National Fund has evolved into a global environmental leader by planting 250 million trees, building over 210 reservoirs and dams, developing over 250,000 acres of land, creating more than 1,000 parks, providing the infrastructure for over 1,000 communities, bringing life to the Negev Desert and educating students around the world about Israel and the environment.
Unger concentrates his practice in the areas of governmental affairs, election law and administrative matters and regularly works with the executive branch agencies and the legislature on behalf of his clients. He has represented George W. Bush and Richard Cheney in the 2000 presidential election contest; the Florida House of Representatives in redistricting; the Republican Party of Florida; and members of the legislature in election law matters. In 2001, Unger was appointed by Gov. Jeb Bush and U.S. Congressman E. Clay Shaw, Jr. to the Florida Federal Judicial Nominating Commission. In 2005, Gov. Bush appointed him to the Florida Sports Foundation. In 2008, he was appointed by Gov. Charlie Crist to the Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission, and, in 2011, Gov. Rick Scott reappointed him to the commission for a term through 2015.
Prior to joining GrayRobinson, Unger served as special counsel to the Florida House of Representatives. He received his undergraduate degree and Juris Doctor from the University of Florida.