Michael E. Marder is a shareholder 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 has been a legal affairs panelist for the Shared Ownership Investment Conference for the last five years, is a member of the Real Property, Probate & Trust Law committee and the Corporate, Business and Banking Law committee of the Florida Bar.
As a member of the Judicial Nominating Commission for the Ninth Circuit, 5th District Court of Appeal, Mr. Marder is instrumental in vetting judicial candidates for recommendation to Florida’s governor. 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.