Gregory M. Marks: Lawyer with Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP

Gregory M. Marks

Partner
Sarasota,  FL  U.S.A.
Phone941.364.2779

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Practice Areas

  • Corporate Law / Business Organizations
  • Taxation
  • Manufacturing
  • Real Estate
  • Technology
 
Mailing AddressP.O. Box 49948, Sarasota, FL, 34230
 
University Michigan State University, B.A., with honors, 1976
 
Law SchoolUniversity of Detroit Law School, J.D., with honors, 1979
 
Admitted1979, Michigan; 1987, Florida
 
Memberships 

Professional and Community Affiliations
•Florida Bar Drafting Committee for the Revised Florida LLC Act, Reporter, 2008-present
•Florida Bar Tax Section, LLC Sub-Committee, Chair, 2006-present
•ABA Prototype LLC Act Drafting Committee, 2003 to Present
•Florida Bar Revised Limited Partnership Act Drafting Committee, Chair and Reporter, 2002-2005
•Florida LLC Act Drafting Committees, Member, 1999 and 2001

 
BornDetroit, Michigan, February 25, 1953
 
Biography

Gregory Marks was a partner (shareholder) in the Miami office of Greenberg Traurig for almost 15 years before joining Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP in 2012. Prior to that time he was the general counsel of a public company, a partner in Akerman Senterfitt (Miami) and a partner in Dykema Gossett (Detroit/Florida offices). Greg's practice emphasizes the representation of businesses and their owners, particularly entrepreneurs, developers and investors involved in start-ups, acquisitions, and the sales and reorganizations of business entities of all kinds. He has been involved in the organization of thousands of LLCs, partnerships and other entities and the selection and implementation of organizational structures for many types of domestic and international business enterprises and transactions. His specialties include federal and state tax rules and organizational statutes governing partnerships and limited liability companies, and he has played a significant role in the drafting of Florida's partnership, limited partnership and limited liability company laws over the years. He also has extensive experience dealing with the tax rules applicable to real estate development and investment, tax-free exchanges and related structuring, debt re-financings and work-outs, employee incentive arrangements, mezzanine financing structures, private equity venture capital funding, syndications and other strategic transactions, including the negotiation and drafting of documentation for those matters.

Greg was also an Adjunct Professor of Law at Stetson University in St. Petersburg, Florida, and he has published a broad range of articles on business, legal and tax issues and authored and edited sections of legal treatises on tax and corporate law. He has lectured extensively to attorneys, accountants, and other professional groups on general tax and corporate law issues. He received his J.D., with honors, from the University of Detroit Law School (1979), where he served as the Managing Editor of the Corporate Finance and Business Law Journal. He received his B.A., with honors, from Michigan State University (1976). In 2009 he became a Certified Florida Circuit Court Mediator. Greg is also licensed to practice law in Michigan, where he continues to have clients.

Honors
•AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
•Best Lawyers in America, 2008 - 2015
•Florida Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers magazine, 2006 - 2014
•Florida Bar Tax Section Special Merit Award (Reporter, Revised Florida Limited Liability Company Act Drafting Committee)
•Florida Bar Tax Section Special Merit Award (Chair and Reporter, Revised Florida Limited Partnership Act Drafting Committee)
•Florida Bar Tax Section “Chair's Special Merit Award” (Reporter of The Florida Bar's Revised LLC Act Drafting Committee)

News Releases
08.21.2014 82 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Lawyers Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2015
06.16.2014 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Attorneys named 2014 Florida Super Lawyers and 2014 Florida Rising Stars
12.03.2013 Sarasota Attorney Leaves His Mark on Florida Business Law
08.15.2013 83 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Lawyers Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2014
06.13.2013 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Attorneys Named 2013 Florida Super Lawyers and 2013 Florida Rising Stars
09.26.2012 Gregory M. Marks Awarded Chair's Special Merit Award by The Florida Bar
08.28.2012 81 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Lawyers Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2013
01.23.2012 Gregory M. Marks Joins Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP

Publications
04.30.2014 Key Points of the New Florida LLC Act
March 2014 Florida's New Revised LLC Act, Part IV
January 2014 Florida's New Revised LLC Act, Part III
November 2013 Florida's New Revised LLC Act, Part II
September/October 2013 Florida's New Revised LLC Act, Part I
05.20.2013 Florida Adopts New LLC Act News Alert

 
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Key Points of The New Florida LLC Act
Gregory M. Marks, May 19, 2014
The 2013 Florida Legislature adopted a new LLC act which was signed by the Governor on June 14, 2013. The new law creates Chapter 605 of the Florida Statutes, which will be effective January 1, 2014. Generally speaking, until January 1, 2015, LLCs formed in Florida before January 1, 2014 will...


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Gregory M. Marks

240 South Pineapple Avenue
SarasotaFL 34236




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