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Elizabeth Tener

Partner
Overview

Elizabeth Tener is a partner in Greenspoon Marder’s Marital & Family Law practice group. A former Assistant State Attorney with extensive trial experience, Elizabeth (Beth) Tener devotes her practice to handling a wide range of marital and family law matters, including: traditional and collaborative divorce; LGBT same-sex marital and family issues; alimony; child custody; child support; valuation of marital assets; pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements; relocation; modification; enforcement; paternity; step-parent adoption and domestic violence. Ms. Tener was appointed and currently serves on the Florida Bar’s Family Law Rules Committee and the Florida Bar’s Grievance Committee “D.” Ms. Tener also acts as a family law mediator and is in the process of receiving certification by the Florida Supreme Court in this regard. Prior to joining Greenspoon Marder in 2008, Ms. Tener litigated more than 50 jury trials with the State Attorney’s office as a felony prosecutor for the 15th Judicial Circuit Court in West Palm Beach. She is a frequent lecturer on topics related to her family law practice.

Bar Admissions

  • Florida

Education

  • J.D., University of Miami School of Law, 2004
    • Steel Hector and Davis Fellow
    • Center for Ethics and Public Service
  • B.A., Professional Writing, Centenary College of Louisiana, 2001
    • Business Administration Minor
Experience

Representative Experience

  • Frequent representation of physicians, accountants, business owners, attorneys and executives
  • Extensive experience collaborating with expert forensic accountants, business valuators, child custody and vocational evaluators
  • Instrumental in obtaining permanent and rehabilitative alimony for spouse in a 12 year marriage

Professional and Community Involvement

  • The Florida Bar, Member
    • Family Law Rules Committee, 2017- Present
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Orange County Bar Association, Member
  • Central Florida Family Law Inns of Court, Member
  • Collaborative Divorce Group of Central Florida, Member
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, Member
  • One Case Collaborative Project, Participating Attorney

Ms. Tener has also stayed active in the community despite her significant workload and client needs, volunteering at Second Harvest Food Bank and the Junior League thrift shop as well as being a strong supporter of the Runway to Hope charity for the past several years. She recently committed her time for IMPOWER, a non-profit mental health and child well-being organization in Central Florida. Ms. Tener was also appointed and serves on the Standing Family Law Rules Committee and the Ninth Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee “D” of The Florida Bar.

Awards

Recognitions

  • U.S. News & World Report, “Best Lawyers in America,” Family Law, 2018-2020
  • Orlando Business Journal, Women Who Mean Business, Nominee, 2015
  • Super Lawyers magazine, “Florida Rising Stars”, Family Law, 2010-2011, 2013-2019
Publications
  • Author, “Chapter 1: Overview,” Drafting Marriage Contracts in Florida, Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education, 2017
  • Author, “The importance of Paralegal’s Role in Family Law Discovery Process,” Facts & Findings magazine, May/June 2016

Videos

Child Custody Issues During a Same Sex Couple Divorce by Attorney Elizabeth Tener

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