Gary M. MarsShareholder
Gary M. Mars joined the firm in 1991, developing a specialty in community association representation. Since then, his practice has evolved into full-service community association representation, including transactional work, covenant enforcement, drafting of opinion letters regarding the management and operation of the association, drafting amendments to governing documents, performing contract review and preparing meeting packages for board meetings and annual meetings. His representation also includes assisting clients with matters pertaining to construction defect negotiations and litigation, and turnover issues Mr. Mars has over 25 years of experience in assisting community associations in the pursuit of Chapter 558 claims and has fearlessly defended his clients in legal matters pertaining to construction projects such as breaches of contract, construction defects and delays, construction liens, bond claims and other contract disputes.
Mr. Mars represents community associations of all sizes, ranging from small to complex mixed-use associations. He is skilled at navigating clients through the complexities of running a community association and relentlessly advocates to protect his clients’ interests. He has also expanded his practice to include representation of a select group of developers. This representation includes assisting developers in the drafting and filing of all documents related to the creation of community association.
The Florida Bar has designated Mr. Mars as a Board Certified Specialist in Condominium and Planned Development Law in the state of Florida.
Mr. Mars has been named to the 2022 and 2023 Best Lawyers in America listing under the construction law practice group. He has also been designated as a facilitator to conduct educational programs by the State of Florida Department of Professional and Business Regulation, Division of Florida Land Sales, Condominiums and Mobile Homes. He is also a board member of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, Executive Board Member of AIPAC (Miami-Dade), member of the Emory Alumni Association, and is involved in a variety of other civic and professional organizations.
- “Community Associations Should Make Effective Use of Social Media”
- “Condo Fraud Legislation Adds Teeth to Florida’s Laws”
- “Airbnb Gone Wild? Decision Clarifies Rules on Short-Term Condo Rentals”
- “Ruling Reminds New Associations to Watch for Developers Waiving Reserves”
- "HOAs, Condo Associations Must Implement Safeguards to Prevent Election Fraud"
J.D., University of Miami School of Law
B.S., Political Science and History, Emory University