Gary M. Mars

Gary M. Mars

Siegfried Rivera
  • Construction Law, Real Estate Law, Business Law
  • Florida
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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.

Practice Areas
Construction Law
Construction Contracts, Construction Defects, Construction Liens, Construction Litigation
Real Estate Law
Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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  • English
Professional Experience
Siegfried Rivera
Emory University
B.S. | Political Science and History
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University of Miami School of Law
J.D. (1991)
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Professional Associations
Community Association Institute
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The Florida Bar
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Articles & Publications
Community Associations Should Make Effective Use of Social Media
Airbnb Gone Wild? Decision Clarifies Rules on Short-Term Condo Rentals”
Condo Fraud Legislation Adds Teeth to Florida’s Laws
Ruling Reminds New Associations to Watch for Developers Waiving Reserves
HOAs, Condo Associations Must Implement Safeguards to Prevent Election Fraud"
Board Certified Specialist in Condominium and Planned Development Law
The Florida Bar
Websites & Blogs
Gary M. Mars' Website Profile
Siegfried Rivera Website
Florida Real Estate Lawyer Blog
Contact & Map
Siegfried Rivera
201 Alhambra Cir
11th Floor
Coral Gables, FL 33134
Toll-Free: (800) 737-1390
Fax: (305) 443-3292