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Jeffrey Gilbert


Jeffrey Gilbert is a partner in the Litigation practice group at Greenspoon Marder LLP. As an experienced litigator, Mr. Gilbert represents clients in a wide range of business and financial disputes. Drawing on nearly 40 years of experience, Mr. Gilbert represents Fortune 500 companies and international businesses in an array of litigation, ranging from shareholder and partnership disputes to bet-the-company lawsuits and material contract breaches. He also represents developers, real estate lenders, financial institutions, REITs, special servicers, and receivers in property, real estate, financial, and construction disputes. Mr. Gilbert, on behalf of nationwide lenders and servicers, has foreclosed mortgage and U.C.C. personalty liens on highly visible properties throughout Florida, including resort hotels, golf course developments, and prominent office buildings. He litigates significant commercial tenancy cases on behalf of owners and landlords.

Mr. Gilbert also defends civil and criminal usury and lender liability claims and counterclaims, litigating probate, estate, trust, and fiduciary cases, and land use and zoning disputes. In addition, he represents electronics and cellular clients, as well as other retail businesses, including prosecuting and defending claims under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. Mr. Gilbert also handles mediations and national and international arbitrations.


  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Complex Business Litigation
  • Consumer Financial Services Litigation
  • Construction
  • Trust & Estate Disputes

Bar Admissions

  • Florida

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida


  • J.D., University of Miami School of Law, 1983
    • Associate Editor, University of Miami Law Review
  • B.A., Northwestern University, Economics and Journalism, 1980
    • Editorial Editor, The Daily Northwestern

Representative Experience:

  • The lender and special servicer in the mortgage foreclosure of the Marriott Sawgrass, located adjacent to the PGA TPC Sawgrass Golf Course, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.
  • The lender in the mortgage foreclosure of the 444 Brickell office complex, located on Brickell Avenue at the Miami River.
  • A prominent vitamin retailer in the settlement and dismissal of a potential class action filed by a customer claiming sales tax overcharges for purchases made in conjunction with discount coupons and shop memberships.
  • A prominent commercial bank in the settlement and dismissal of a mortgagor’s claims of violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Professional and Community Involvement

  • Greater Miami Jewish Federation Leadership Council
  • Jewish Museum of Florida
    • Former Vice President
    • Former Leadership Advisory Council Member
  • Greater Miami Jewish Federation
    • Former Chair, Attorney’s Division, 2010-2011
    • Former Director, 2005-2010
  • Local Communities Chair, National Young Leadership Cabinet, United Jewish Communities, 2000-2004
  • Young President’s Club, Mt. Sinai Hospital, Miami Beach
  • Scheck Hillel Community School, 2009-2014
    • Former Chair, Committee on Governance
    • Board of Directors, YEAR
  • Board of Governors, Temple Menorah, Miami Beach
  • Florida Bar
    • Former Chair, Real Estate Litigation Committee of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Section, 2001
    • Former Executive Committee Member, 1995
  • Leadership Fort Lauderdale
    • Graduate
    • Former Skills Advisory Chair


  • U.S. News and World Report, “Best Lawyers in America” Commercial Litigation, 2013-Present
  • U.S. News and World Report, “Best Lawyers in America” Bankruptcy Litigation, 2013-Present
  • U.S. News and World Report, “Best Lawyers in America” Real Estate Litigation, 2013-Present
  • South Florida Legal Guide, “South Florida’s Top Lawyers,” 2005-Present
  • Super Lawyers Magazine, “Super Lawyers Florida”, 2006-2012, 2015-2021
  • Corporate Counsel, “Top Attorneys in Business Litigation,” 2008-2011
  • South Florida Legal Guide, “South Florida’s Up & Comers,” 2002
  • Palm Beach Media Group’s Aventura Magazine, “Top Lawyers,” 2021-Present
  • Martindale-Hubbell, Rated AV Preeminent®
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