2020 Vault Rankings
At a Glance
“Quality of people, level of respect.”
“Culture, flexibility, the people I work with.”
“Unclear career path.”
About Greenspoon Marder
Greenspoon Marder has made its name in Florida with eleven offices in the sunshine state, but the firm also has a broad domestic presence, with fifteen more offices around the country. The firm is best known for its experience in cannabis law, entertainment law, litigation, and real estate.
Cooking Up a New Firm
The idea for Greenspoon Marder began in a Florida kitchen in 1981. Gerald Greenspoon and Michael Marder decided to launch the firm together and haven’t looked back since—the two continue to lead the firm. Over the next four decades the firm experienced steady growth across Florida, opening offices in Ft. Lauderdale to Orlando to Naples to Miami—and everywhere in between. In 2014, the firm looked beyond Florida, opening an office in Las Vegas, NV. Since then, the firm has continued to expand, adding offices across the U.S. in Denver, CO; Edison, NJ; Los Angeles, CA; New York, NY; Phoenix, AZ; Portland, OR; and San Diego, CA.
Pioneering Cannabis Law
With more than three dozen practices, Greenspoon Marder serves a range of clients, including Fortune 500 companies, middle-market companies, startups, and individuals. The firm has a bustling cannabis practice, which even has its own website. Those working in this area must wear many hats—the firm’s cannabis practice extends across multiple practice areas, including contracts, employment law, entity formation, IP, land use, licensing and compliance, litigation, real estate, and tax. The firm has been named to the Entrepreneur Green 100 and pens a Cannabis blog that is featured on its site.
On the entertainment side, the firm has significant experience counseling on matters relating to music, television, technology, and film, as well as IP-related issues. The group’s experience ranges from contract negotiations and financing to licensing and marketing to social media regulations and deal negotiations, and much more. The group also works collaboratively with other groups across the firm to assist clients with such areas as corporate governance, employment issues, joint ventures, M&A, private equity, and real estate matters.
Not only does the firm counsel on social media matters and regulations—it is also active on social media itself. With a presence on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube, Greenspoon Marder regularly shares updates on firm events and happenings, pro bono sponsorships, awards, and job openings.
Why Work Here
Greenspoon Marder is a national full-service business law firm with 240 attorneys and 26 locations across the United States. We are ranked amongst American Lawyer’s Am Law 200, as one of the top law firms in the U.S. since 2015. Since our inception in 1981, our firm has been committed to providing excellent client service through our cross-disciplinary, client-team approach. Our mission is to understand the challenges that our clients face, build collaborative relationships, and craft solutions designed and executed with long-term strategic goals in mind. We serve Fortune 500, middle-market public and private companies, start-ups, emerging businesses, individuals and entrepreneurs nationwide.
Greenspoon Marder believes that our attorneys and staff are our most valuable assets and that our achievements begin with their successes. Our firm and attorneys not only take pride in a solid reputation locally and nationally, and we are proud of the extensive professional and philanthropic work we are committed to across the U.S.
Trade Centre South
100 West Cypress Creek Road, Suite 700
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
Phone: (954) 491-1120
Managing Directors: Gerald Greenspoon and Michael Marder
Total No. Attorneys 2019:
150 - 250
The firm did not disclose salary information.
Summer Associate Offers:
2 out of 15 (2018) (2Ls)
No. of Summer Associates:
16 total (15 2Ls; 1 1L)
Chief Recruiting Officer
Boca Raton, FL
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Las Vegas, NV
Los Angeles, CA
New York, NY
San Diego, CA
West Palm Beach, FL
Banking & Finance
Bankruptcy and Reorganization
Class Action Defense
Corporate & Business
Entertainment, Media & Technology Industry Group
Hospitality, Alcohol & Leisure Industry Group
Immigration & Naturalization
International Wealth & Asset Planning
Labor & Employment
Land Use & Zoning
Regulatory Compliance & Defense
Timeshare & Resort
Wills, Trusts, & Estates
*See firm website for complete list of industries and practices.