M&A and Corporate Finance
Greenspoon Marder LLP is committed to providing excellent client service through our cross-disciplinary, client-team approach. Our goal is to understand the challenges that our clients face, build collaborative relationships, and craft creative solutions designed and executed with long-term strategic goals in mind. Since our inception in 1981, Greenspoon Marder LLP has become a national full-service, Am Law 200 and NLJ 500 ranked law firm with more than 200 attorneys. We serve Fortune 500, middle-market public and private companies, start-ups, emerging businesses, individuals and entrepreneurs across 26 locations the United States.
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 on 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.
John A. Gelety is a partner in the corporate practice group at Greenspoon Marder. His practice focuses on a broad variety of corporate matters, including, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, finance, and general commercial contracting. He has represented clients in a wide variety of industries, including private equity, real estate development, aviation, technology, manufacturing, retail, medical, and education. Mr. Gelety’s mergers and acquisition experience includes structuring and negotiation of complex acquisition arrangements, including domestic and “cross-border” transactions in the Caribbean and Latin America. His capital markets experience includes representation of venture capital funds and other institutional investors in all manner of private investments, including preferred equity and debt financings, as well as representation of emerging issuers in need of financing.
Stephen A. Lenn has over 40 years of legal, commercial and investment banking experience in connection with capital formation for start-ups and emerging and middle market businesses, including private placements of securities, as well as in corporate merger and acquisition transactions. His experience also includes debt finance transactions, loan workouts and other resolutions of distressed businesses and real estate transactions. Over the past two years Mr. Lenn has brought to the cannabis industry the skill sets as a corporate, merger/acquisition and finance attorney that he developed over the course of many years representing both Fortune 1000 and entrepreneurial clients across the business spectrum. During that time, he has represented clients acquiring and/or financing cannabis businesses in eight transactions involving more than $100 million.