Gerry Greenspoon

CEO - Greenspoon Marder

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 200 attorneys across 26 offices throughout 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 35 years.

Mr. Greenspoon is a member of The Florida Bar in the Sections of Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law; the American Bar Association in the Sections of Taxation, Real Property, and Economics; the American Bar Association as Legal Advisory Technology Council; and of the Province of Quebec in the Section on Taxation.

Mr. Greenspoon has been consistently recognized for more than 30 years as a “Leading Lawyer” by Martindale-Hubbell; Best Lawyers in America as published in U.S. News and World Report, Super Lawyers and The South Florida Legal Guide amongst many more. In addition, he has been recognized amongst South Florida’s top business leaders as an inductee into the Business Hall of Fame sponsored by Junior Achievement of South Florida. The South Florida Business Journal has honored Mr. Greenspoon with a Lifetime Achievement Award. He has also received a Key Partner Award and Diamond Award, and Business Leader Magazine previously named him one of the “Top 50 Entrepreneurs”.

An involved supporter of the South Florida community, Mr. Greenspoon is a Major Gifts donor and Corporate Partner to the Jewish Federation of Broward County. He was honored with the prestigious Jacob’s Ladder Award. He is a Major Gifts donor and Investor’s Circle member with Junior Achievement of South Florida; a Major Gifts donor and Founders’ Circle member with Jewish Adoption and Foster Care Options (JAFCO); a Founding Trustee of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce; a Trustee Member of the American Resort Development Association; and a member of the Florida Land Title Association.

Mr. Greenspoon earned his Juris Doctor at Nova Southeastern University School of Law, License of Laws at the University of Ottawa, and Bachelor of Commerce from Sir George Williams University in Montreal, Canada.

Bar Admissions
  • Florida
Education
  • J.D., Nova Southeastern University
  • University of Ottawa, Canada, License of Laws
  • Bachelor of Commerce, Sir George Williams University
Practice Areas
  • Real Estate
  • Timeshare & Resort
  • Cannabis
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
Recognitions
  • Martindale-Hubbell, Rated AV® Preeminent ™
  • Daily Business Review, “Distinguished Leader,” 2018
  • U.S. News and World Report, “Best Lawyers in America,” Real Estate Law, 2006-2019
  • South Florida Legal Guide, “Top Lawyers,” 2009-2018
  • South Florida Business Journal, “Power Leaders in Law,” 2012-2017
  • Leadership Broward, “Profiles in Leadership,” 2017
  • Young At Art Museum, “Visionary: Donor Sign Unveiling,” 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
  • South Florida Business Journal, “Diamond Awards,” 2006
  • South Florida Business Journal, “Lifetime Achievement Award,” 2006
Publications
  • Author, “Legislature Suppresses Majority’s Will On Medical Marijuana,” Sun Sentinel, April 19, 2017
In the News
  • Quoted, “In Volatile Market Big Florida Law Firms Grew or Just Held On,” Daily Business Review, June 28, 2018
  • Quoted, “Greenspoon Marder Snaps Up Pro-Pot Lobbying Group in DC,” The American Lawyer, May 23, 2018
  • Quoted, “Greenspoon Marder Acquires Cannabis Advocacy Firm,” South Florida Business Journal, May 23, 2018
  • Featured, “Distinguished Leaders,” Daily Business Review, May 21, 2018
  • Featured, “Greenspoon Revenues Rise on Deals, Disputes, Pot Policy Moves,” Daily Business Review, February 8, 2018
  • Quoted, “Greenspoon Marder Adds 3 Immigration Attys in NJ,” Law 360, January 10, 2018
  • Quoted, “Greenspoon Marder Continues to Expand, Opens Office in Phoenix,” Law.com, November 29, 2017
  • Featured, “Florida Law Firm Leaders Bullish on 2018,” Daily Business Review, November 21, 2017
  • Featured, “Medical Marijuana Update,” HIGHLIFE Magazine, October 22, 2017
  • Quoted, “Can Native Americans Gain a Competitive Edge in the Marijuana Business?,” South Florida Business Journal, June 9, 2017
  • Featured, “How Profitable Will Medical-Marijuana Shops Be? Very, Says Confidential Pitch For Investors,” Miami Herald, May 16, 2017
  • Quoted, “Medical Marijuana Industry Stakeholders On What Lies Ahead,” South Florida Business Journal, May 9, 2017
  • Featured, “Executive Profile: ‘There’s No Real Substitute For Effort’,” South Florida Business Journal, May 9, 2017
  • Quoted, “Medical Cannabis Laws A Rude Awakening For Entrepreneurs,” South Florida Business Journal, May 5, 2017
  • Quoted, “Medical Marijuana Far from a Boon,” South Florida Business Journal, May 5, 2017
  • Featured, “The Business of Cannabis,” South Florida Business Journal, April 25, 2017
  • Featured, “Legislature Putting Marijuana Industry in Hands of a Few,” Daily Business Review, April 23, 2017
  • Featured, “Cannabis Shenanigans in Tallahassee,” South Florida Business & Wealth, April 20, 2017
  • Mentioned, “Joint Ventures: Money Fuels Medical Marijuana Debate,” Florida Watchdog, March 21, 2017
  • Quoted, “Work Expands for Florida Law Firms on Medical Marijuana Bandwagon,” Daily Business Review, February 8, 2017
  • Featured, “Greenspoon Marder Co-Founder Launches Medical Marijuana Advocacy Group,” South Florida Business Journal, February 3, 2017
  • Highlighted, “One Liners Miami-Dade,” SFBW January Edition, January 10, 2017
  • Quoted, “If You’re Eligible for Medical Pot, How Easy Will it be to Get it? Depends on Where You Live,” Miami Herald, November 26, 2016
  • Featured, “The Timeline to Implementing Medical Marijuana in Florida,” WMFE, November 16, 2016
  • Featured,”Medical Marijuana Supporters Claim Florida Health Department Clouding Rules,” NBC6 News, November 16, 2016
  • Quoted, “4 Employer Takeaways From The Spread Of Legal Marijuana,” Law360, November 10, 2016
  • Featured, “Florida Medical Marijuana Passage Opens Doors for Firms, Raises Employment Law Questions,” Daily Business Review, November 10, 2016
  • Featured, “What’s Next After Florida Passes Medical Marijuana,” NBC6 News, November 9, 2016
  • Quoted, “Greenspoon Marder Starts IP Group, Opens Nashville Office,” Law360, October 21, 2016
  • Quoted, “Marijuana Law Conferences Sprout Up,” Bloomberg Law Big Law Business, October 21, 2016
  • Quoted, “Getting in on the Green,” High Times and Daily Joint, September 7, 2016
  • Quoted, “Greenspoon Marder Picks Up Fla. Health Boutique,” Law360, August 1, 2016
  • Quoted, “Firm Snags Former Greenberg Traurig Shareholder to Expand Tampa Office,” Tampa Bay Business Journal, July 18, 2016
  • Quoted, “Florida Law Firm On Front Line of Medical Marijuana Litigation,” Florida Politics, June 13, 2016
  • Feature, “Clients Got This Big Law Firm Hooked on Marijuana,” Bloomberg Law Big Law Business, June 6, 2016
  • Quoted, “Greenspoon Marder Sets Up New Alcohol Division,” Sun Sentinel, January 20, 2016
  • Quoted, “Greenspoon Marder Law Continues on Expansion Trajectory,” Attorney at Law Magazine, June 5, 2015
  • Quoted, “Slain Jewish Journalist Immortalized in Painting,” Sun Sentinel, May 26, 2015
  • Quoted, “Spirit of Steven Sotloff, Beheaded by ISIS, Lives on in South Florida Art,” Miami Herald, May 23, 2015
  • Quoted, “Memorial Artwork Commemorates Life of Slain Pinecrest Journalist,” CBS Miami, May 12, 2015
  • Quoted, “Net Income Increases 32% at Growing Greenspoon Marder,” Daily Business Review, February 5, 2015
  • Featured, “Executives Help to Shape Region’s Business Landscape,” South Florida Business Journal, February 3, 2015
News
  • 35 Attorneys From Greenspoon Marder Listed In The Best Lawyers in America© 2019
  • Greenspoon Marder Jumps 4 Spots in the Am Law 200 Rankings
  • Greenspoon Marder Announces the Acquisition of The Liaison Group
  • Greenspoon Marder Supports the Dan Marino Foundation Through Collaborative Effort Offering Internships and Employment for
  • Marino Campus Students Living With Autism and Differing Abilities
  • Gerald Greenspoon Recognized Among the Professional Excellence Award Honorees as a Distinguished Leader by the Daily Business Review for 2018
  • Gerry Greenspoon Recognized Among South Florida Business Journal’s 2018 Power Leaders
  • Greenspoon Marder Highlights National Hospitality, Alcohol & Leisure Industry Group
  • Greenspoon Marder Encourages Congress to Act to Protect the Cannabis Industry from Unnecessary Prosecution Under Individual U.S. Attorneys
  • Greenspoon Marder Attorneys Receive 2018 AV Preeminent Rating By Martindale-Hubbell
  • Greenspoon Marder Supports the Broward County Bar Association’s 2017 Bench & Bar Convention
  • Greenspoon Marder Co-Founder Gerald Greenspoon To Be Honored At Leadership Broward’s 2017 Profiles in Leadership Awards
  • Greenspoon Marder Expands Litigation Practice Group With The Addition of Four Attorneys in Portland
  • Greenspoon Marder To Co-Host “United Stance” To Bring Together Key Voices in Fighting Opioid Epidemic
  • 34 Attorneys from Greenspoon Marder Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2018
  • Greenspoon Marder Continues Expansion and Moves to Larger New York Office at 590 Madison Avenue
  • Greenspoon Marder Expands Cannabis Law Practice in California with the Addition of Partner Heather L. Burke
  • Greenspoon Marder Supports the Oregon Cannabis Association National Lobby Days in Washington, D.C.
  • Gerry Greenspoon, Rebecca Bratter and Cindy Crawford Of Greenspoon Marder Recognized As South Florida Business Journal’s
  • 2017 Power Leaders In Law & Accounting
  • Greenspoon Marder Jumps 11 Spots in the 2017 Am Law 200 Rankings
  • Greenspoon Marder Supports the Invest: Miami 2017 Official Launch
  • Greenspoon Marder Hosts Wharton Club of South Florida: Cannabis Industry Update Featuring Gerald Greenspoon and Scott Greiper
  • Greenspoon Marder Celebrates One Year Anniversary in New York With Feature On NASDAQ Billboard in Times Square
  • Greenspoon Marder Announces Expansion of Intellectual Property Practice in San Diego
  • Gerry Greenspoon And Michael Marder To Receive Royal Poinciana Community Leadership Award
  • Greenspoon Marder Celebrates the Opening of its New Office in Denver with a Reception and Workshop on IP in the Cannabis Industry
  • Greenspoon Marder Supports Cannatech 2017 in Israel
  • Greenspoon Marder Cannabis Practice Group Monitoring Department of Justice Potential Action Regarding Recreational Cannabis
  • Synechron Collaborates with The South Florida Accelerator (TSFA)
  • Greenspoon Marder Attorneys Listed Among South Florida Legal Guide’s Top Lawyers in 2017
  • Senator Maria Sachs Joins Innovation Florida as New Executive Director
  • Senator Maria Sachs Joins Innovation Florida as New Executive Director
  • Greenspoon Marder Attorneys Selected as 2016 Legal Leaders
  • Greenspoon Marder Attorneys Receive 2017 AV Preeminent Rating By Martindale-Hubbell
  • Greenspoon Marder Announces Further Expansion with Addition of Intellectual Property Practice, Opening of Office in Nashville
  • Greenspoon Marder & The South Florida Accelerator Form Strategic Alliance and Launch Innovation Florida
  • 32 Attorneys from Greenspoon Marder Listed in the Best Lawyers in America 2017
  • Greenspoon Marder Founders Featured on the Cover of South Florida Business & Wealth August 2016 Edition
  • The Holocaust Documentation & Education Center Acquires World War II Sherman Tank
  • Gerald Greenspoon Named as one of South Florida Business Journal’s 2016 Power Leaders in Law & Accounting
  • 20 Greenspoon Marder Attorneys Listed Among South Florida Legal Guide’s Top Lawyers in 2016
  • 25 Greenspoon Marder Law Attorneys Listed Among 2016 Best Lawyers in America
  • Greenspoon Marder Law Partners with the Posnack School’s Pre-Law Program
  • Greenspoon Marder Law Continues On Expansion Trajectory
  • Greenspoon Marder Law Foundation Paints Perfect Picture of Charity: Creates Art Exhibition Supporting 10 South Florida Non-Profit Groups
  • Twenty-Three Greenspoon Marder Law Attorneys Listed Among Best Lawyers in America in 2015
  • Gerald Greenspoon Selected for Power Leaders in Law and Accounting
  • Greenspoon Marder Ranked 4th in South Florida Business Journal’s Top 25 South Florida Law Firms
  • Gerry Greenspoon Selected for South Florida’s Top 100 Power Leaders by the South Florida Business Journal
  • Gerald Greenspoon listed on Top 100 Power Leaders list
  • Greenspoon Marder Attorneys Selected as Finalists for Lifestyle Media Group’s Leaders In Law Award
  • Twenty One Attorneys Ranked as “Top Lawyers” and Greenspoon Marder Listed as a “Top Law Firm” in the 2014 South Florida Legal Guide
  • Greenspoon Marder Claims 4 Floors Of Ft. Lauderdale Tower
  • Greenspoon Marder Signs 64,964SF Renewal and Expansion at 200 East Broward Blvd.
  • Study: Law firms going west in Tampa for space
  • Managing Partners Survey: Optimism At The Top
  • Twenty-Three Greenspoon Marder Attorneys Listed Among Best Lawyers in America in 2014
  • Greenspoon Marder To Open Tampa Office
  • Greenspoon Marder To Open Tampa Office
  • Greenspoon Marder named among South Florida Business Journal’s “Top 100 Private Companies”
  • Greenspoon Marder Welcomes Steven Wherry as a Shareholder to its Fort Lauderdale Office
  • Greenspoon’s painful acquisition of dying firm
  • Greenspoon Marder Welcomes Nine Summer Associates to the Firm
  • Greenspoon Marder’s Anthony Szydlowski Awarded Martindale-Hubbell “AV Preeminent” Rating
  • Greenspoon Marder Shareholder Named as Finalist for Daily Business Review’s Top Dealmakers of the Year Award
  • Greenspoon Marder Attorney Named as Finalist for Corporate Chamber Man of the Year by Coral Springs Chamber of Commerce
  • Greenspoon Marder’s Nico Apfelbaum Elected as the New Secretary of the Port Saint Lucie Bar Association
  • Greenspoon Marder Named Among the 2013 “Best Law Firms”
  • Greenspoon Marder Attorneys Named Among The Best Lawyers in America® 2013
  • South Florida’s Top Rated Lawyers, 2012
  • Greenspoon Marder Co-Founder Named to 2012 “Business Hall of Fame”
  • Greenspoon Marder Named as Top Law Firm 2012
  • Greenspoon Marder Attorneys Named Among The Best Lawyers in America® 2012
  • Greenspoon Marder Attorneys Named as 2011 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
  • Greenspoon Marder Celebrates Its 30th Anniversary with a New Look
  • Greenspoon Marder Celebrates Its 30th Anniversary with a New Look
  • Greenspoon Marder Founding Partner Named Among Orlando’s Best Lawyers