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Michael E. Marder

Co-Managing Director
Overview

Michael E. Marder is the co-managing director and co-founder of Greenspoon Marder. Since founding the firm in 1981 with partner Gerald Greenspoon, Mr. Marder has focused his practice on complex business litigation, transactional law, and real estate banking & finance. He has extensive experience in hospitality and vacation ownership law and has helped shape the industry over the last four decades.

Mr. Marder was instrumental in drafting Chapter 721, the Florida Vacation Plan and Timeshare Act, and its various amendments. He has represented the interests of the largest privately-held timeshare and vacation ownership company in the U.S., as well as numerous other hospitality clients, in a practice that spans all facets of the industry. Mr. Marder uses his decades of experience to create processes to support and guide his clients through project planning, structure, regulatory, financing, title, associations and administration of their properties.

Mr. Marder has a strong background in complex financial transactions, and notably completed a successful asset-backed securitization of timeshare mortgages in excess of $2 billion dollars.

A pillar to communities across the country with his devout commitment to helping those in the need, Mr. Marder serves as Chairman of both the Governing Board of Directors and the Advisory Board of the Victoria’s Voice Foundation. In addition, he is a member of the Chairman’s League of the American Resort Development Association (ARDA) and serves on the Board of Overseers for Stetson University College of Law.

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Southern District
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District
  • U.S. Court of Appeal, Eleventh Circuit
  • Arbitrator, United States District Court, Middle District

Bar Admissions

  • Florida
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • Supreme Court of Florida

Education

  • J.D., Stetson University College of Law, cum laude, 1977
  • B.A., University of South Florida, cum laude, 1975
Experience

Professional and Community Involvement

  • Stetson University College of Law, Board of Overseers
  • Victoria’s Voice Foundation
    • Governing Board of Directors, Chairman
    • Advisory Board, Chairman
  • American Justice Association (formerly Association of Trial Lawyers of America), Member
  • American Resort Development Association, Board of Directors
  • Judicial Nominating Commission for the 9th Judicial Circuit, 5th District Court of Appeal, 2010-2018
  • Metro Orlando Economic Development Commission, Member
  • Florida Bar Association, Sections of Real Property, Probate and Trust Law; Corporate, Business and Banking Law, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Orange County Bar Association, Member
Awards

Recognitions

  • Martindale-Hubbell, Rated AV® Preeminent™
  • South Florida Legal Guide, “Top Lawyers,” 2009-2021
  • Benchmark Litigation, “Florida Litigation Star,” 2019-2021
  • Florida Trend, “Florida 500 Most Influential Business Leaders,” 2018-2021
  • Super Lawyers Magazine, “Florida Super Lawyers,” Business and Corporate, 2013-2021
  • Super Lawyers Magazine, Super Lawyers Business Edition, Business/Corporate, 2013-2019
  • Modern Luxury, “Miami Power Players,” 2019
  • INDULGE, “Top Attorneys,” 2019
  • Sun Sentinel, “Leadership,” Top Workplaces Special Award, 2019
  • Orlando Magazine, “Best Lawyers,” 2009-2020
  • U.S. News and World Report, “Best Lawyers in America,” Litigation, Real Estate, Real Estate Law, 2008-2022
  • U.S. News and World Report, Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year,” Litigation, Land Use and Zoning, 2012, 2015, 2018, 2020, 2022
  • Orlando Business Journal, “CEO of the Year,” 2017
  • Daily Business Review, “Top Dealmakers of the Year Award,” Finalist, Real Estate Finance, 2014
  • Orlando Home & Leisure magazine, “Top Lawyers in Central Florida,” 2010
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