Gregory M. Marks (“Greg”) is a partner in the Sarasota office of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP. 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 areas of focus 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.
Greg joined our firm in 2012. Prior to that time he was an equity partner (or shareholder) of the Dykema, Akerman and Greenberg Traurig law firms, in that order, extending over the period of 1984 through 2011.
- J.D., with honors, University of Detroit Law School, 1979
- B.A., with honors, Michigan State University, 1976
Bar and Court Admissions:
- Florida, 1987
- Michigan, 1979
Professional and Community Affiliations:
- Florida Bar Drafting Committee for the Revised Florida LLC Act, Reporter, 2008 – 2014
- Florida Bar Tax Section, LLC Sub-Committee, Chair, 2006-present
- Florida Bar Tax Section, Legislation & Regulations Committee, 2017 – 2018
- Florida Bar Tax Section, Directors Committee, variable years
- Florida Bar Revised Limited Partnership Act Drafting Committee, Chair and Reporter, 2002-2005
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