Greenspoon & Marder
201 E Pine St Ste 500
Orlando, FL 32801
(407) 425-6559 www.gmlaw.com
Michael E. Marder is a partner and co-founder of Greenspoon Marder. Since founding the firm in 1981 with partner Gerald Greenspoon, Mr. Marder has focused his practice in commercial litigation and timeshare and resort law, working not only to create a firm that handles timeshare law, but shaping the industry in the process. Mr. Marder was instrumental in drafting Chapter 721, the Florida Vacation Plan and Timeshare Act, and its amendments. For more than thirty years 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 used his 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 works diligently with House and Senate leadership to legislate effectively for Greenspoon Marder’s timeshare and vacation ownership clients, and was instrumental in drafting the 2010 amendment to Chapter 721 that provided for non-judicial foreclosure of mortgage liens on timeshare interests.
Mr. Marder has extensive experience with complex financial transactions, and notably completed a successful asset-backed securitization of timeshare mortgages in excess of $1 billion dollars.
A trustee and member of the Board of Directors for the American Resort Development Association (ARDA), Mr. Marder is a sought-after speaker on issues facing the timeshare and vacation ownership industry. He is a member of the Real Property, Probate & Trust Law committee and the Corporate, Business and Banking Law committee of the Florida Bar.
He is also on the board of the Metro Orlando Economic Development Commission, working with local business and political leaders to strengthen Orlando’s business and economic outlook.
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 Florida
Education J.D., Stetson University College of Law, cum laude, 1977 B.A., University of South Florida, cum laude, 1975
Professional and Community Involvement Stetson University College of Law, Board of Overseers 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
Recognitions Martindale-Hubbell, Rated AV® Preeminent™ Benchmark Litigation, “Florida Litigation Star,” 2019 Florida Trend, “Florida 500 Most Influential Business Leaders,” 2018-2019 Modern Luxury, “Miami Power Players,” 2019 INDULGE, “Top Attorneys,” 2019 Sun Sentinel, “Leadership,” Top Workplaces Special Award, 2019 Super Lawyers Magazine, “Florida Super Lawyers,” Business and Corporate, 2013-2019 Super Lawyers Magazine, Super Lawyers Business Edition, Business/Corporate, 2013-2019 Orlando Magazine, “Best Lawyers,” 2009-2019 U.S. News and World Report, “Best Lawyers in America,” Litigation, Real Estate, Real Estate Law, 2008-2020 U.S. News and World Report, Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year,” Litigation, Land Use and Zoning, 2012, 2015, 2018, 2020 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 South Florida Legal Guide, “Top Lawyers,” 2009
In the News Featured, “Law Firm Leaders Speak,” Law360, July 24, 2019 Featured, “2019 Father’s Day Advice from Local Business Leaders,” Orlando Business Journal, June 19, 2019 Featured, “Get to Know #Bosses Gerald Greenspoon and Michael Marder, and Their Law Firm Greenspoon Marder,” Miami Herald, June 10, 2019 Featured, “After Hours: DBR’s Annual Professional Excellence Awards,” Miami Herald, June 10, 2019 Featured, “Miami Power Players,” Miami Magazine, May 2019 Quoted, “Greenspoon Marder- Business Law Firm Launches Blockchain Practice Division,”Chepicap, April 23, 2019 Featured, “Greenspoon Marder Posts Its Third Consecutive Year of Double-Digit Revenue Growth,”Daily Business Review, April 11, 2019 Mentioned, “Greenspoon Marder Appoints a Chief Diversity Officer,” Daily Business Review, March 20, 2019 Quoted, “This Top Florida Law Firm Asks Its Employees To Determine Its Philanthropic Efforts,” Orlando Business Journal, December 3, 2018 Quoted, “In Volatile Market Big Florida Law Firms Grew or Just Held On,” Daily Business Review, June 28, 2018 Featured, “Going Hungry Puts Purpose Behind IOA Corporate 5k Participant’s Step,” Orlando Sentinel, April 11, 2018 Quoted, “Greenspoon Marder Adds 3 Immigration Attys in NJ,” Law 360, January 10, 2018 Featured, “Alumni Success: Passionate Pursuit,” Stetson Lawyer magazine, Fall 2017 Edition Featured, “2017 CEO of the Year: Michael Marder,” Orlando Business Journal, March 18, 2017 Highlighted, “One Liners Miami-Dade,” SFBW January Edition, January 10, 2017 Quoted, “Greenspoon Marder Law Firm Wins $15 Million in Foreclosure Case,“ LoanSafe.org, January 19, 2016 Featured, “Spotlight on Lawyers: Michael E. Marder,” Orlando Magazine, April 2013