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Gerald Greenspoon

Co-Managing Director

Known as a visionary, Gerald (Gerry) Greenspoon co-founded Greenspoon Marder in 1981 with a handshake over a kitchen table with partner Michael Marder. Today, the firm has over 240 attorneys across the United States. While the firm offers a wide range of services, Mr. Greenspoon has gained national attention for himself and Greenspoon Marder for his work in the areas of real estate development, resort and timeshare development, condominium conversions, and finance and transactions. He works closely with developers and investors of some of the largest developments in Florida and throughout the United States, offering not only legal advice but also keen insight into the industry and access to invaluable resources. Thanks to Mr. Greenspoon’s vision, foresight, and commitment to client service, Greenspoon Marder continues to experience strong growth and prosperity, as it has for over 40 years.

Mr. Greenspoon has collected countless accolades for his success both as an attorney and as a leader, such as being honored as an “Ultimate CEO” by South Florida Business Journal in 2019; being featured among Florida Trend’s Florida 500 Most Influential Business Leaders in the state of Florida in 2018 and 2019; being recognized as a “Top Workplace” by Sun Sentinel; the “Leadership” award from Sun Sentinel in 2019; being named as one of the “Titans of Industry” by The American Lawyer in 2018 named a “Miami Power Player” by Modern Luxury in 2019; being named one of the “Best Lawyers in America” by U.S. News and World Report in 2006-2020; named as one of the “Power Leaders in Law” by South Florida Business Journal in 2012-2019; named as one of the “Top Lawyers” by South Florida Legal Guide in 2009-2019; and. Mr. Greenspoon was named a “Distinguished Leader” by Daily Business Review in 2018; selected as “CEO of the Year” by South Florida Business & Wealth in 2018; received the “Profiles in Leadership” by Leadership Broward in 2017; awarded “Visionary: Donor Sign Unveiling” by Young At Art Museum in 2017; presented with the Royal Poinciana Community Leadership Award by the Debbie’s Dream Foundation for his support of the community; recognized on the “Florida Super Lawyers” list by Super Lawyers magazine in 2006-2011; selected as a finalist for Lifestyle Media Group’s “Leaders in Law” Award; recognized on the Business Hall of Fame for the Junior Achievement of South Florida in 2012; recognized on “Top 50 Entrepreneurs” by Business Leader in 2010; received the “Diamond Awards” by South Florida Business Journal in 2006; and received the “Lifetime Achievement Award” by South Florida Business Journal in 2006.

Bar Admissions

  • Florida


  • J.D., Nova Southeastern University
  • University of Ottawa, Canada, License of Laws
  • Bachelor of Commerce, Sir George Williams University

Professional and Community Involvement

  • Jewish Adoption and Foster Care Options (JAFCO), Founders’ Circle and Major Gifts, Member
  • Jewish Federation of Broward County, Corporate Partner and Major Gifts, Member
  • Junior Achievement of South Florida, Investor’s Circle and Major Gifts, Member
  • Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce, Founding Trustee
  • American Resort Development Association, Trustee Member
  • Florida Land Title Association, Member
  • Broward Workshop, Member
  • The Florida Bar, Sections of Real Property, Probate and Trust Law, Member
  • American Bar Association, Sections of Taxation, Real Property, and Economics, Member
  • American Bar Association, Legal Advisory Technology Council, Member
  • Province of Quebec, Section on Taxation, Member

Speaking Engagements



  • South Florida Business Journal, “Power Leaders in Corporate Philanthropy,” 2023-2024
  • South Florida Business Journal, “Power Leaders 250,” 2020-2021, 2024
  • U.S. News and World Report, “Best Lawyers in America,” Real Estate Law, 2006-2024
  • Fort Lauderdale Illustrated, “Top Lawyers” 2021 & 2022
  • Martindale-Hubbell, Rated AV® Preeminent ™
  • South Florida Business Journal, “Ultimate CEO,” Honoree, 2019
  • Florida Trend, “Florida 500 Most Influential Business Leaders,” 2018-2021
  • Sun Sentinel, “Leadership,” Top Workplaces Special Award, 2019
  • Modern Luxury, “Miami Power Players,” 2019
  • INDULGE, “Top Attorneys,” 2019
  • South Florida Business Journal, “Power Leaders in Law,” 2012-2019
  • Daily Business Review, “Top 12 Florida Attorneys in the Cannabis Field,” 2019
  • South Florida Legal Guide, “Top Lawyers,” 2009-2021
  • The American Lawyer, “Titans of the Industry,” 2018
  • Daily Business Review, “Distinguished Leader,” 2018
  • South Florida Business & Wealth, “CEO of the Year,” Apogee Awards, 2018
  • Leadership Broward, “Profiles in Leadership,” 2017
  • Young At Art Museum, “Visionary: Donor Sign Unveiling,” 2017
  • Debbie’s Dream Foundation, Royal Poinciana “Community Leadership Award,” 2017
  • Super Lawyers magazine, “Florida Super Lawyers,” 2006-2011
  • Lifestyle Media Group’s Leaders In Law Award, Finalist, Corporate Law, 2014
  • Business Hall of Fame, Junior Achievement of South Florida, 2012
  • Business Leader, “Top 50 Entrepreneurs,” 2010
  • Jewish Adoption and Foster Care Options (JAFCO), Jacob’s Ladder Award
  • South Florida Business Journal, “Diamond Awards,” 2006
  • South Florida Business Journal, “Lifetime Achievement Award,” 2006


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