Scott H. Marder practices in the areas of complex business, commercial and construction litigation. He has significant experience in the banking, real estate, construction, and gaming industries. In his twenty years of practice, Mr. Marder has represented some of the nation's largest and most successful real estate development and gaming companies. He has represented commercial, hotel and residential developers, property owners and contactors in cases relating to contract disputes, delay claims, mechanics liens, construction defects, water intrusion and mold, insurance coverage disputes, bid protests and zoning matters. In the gaming industry, Mr. Marder served for over four years as senior in-house counsel of a well-known and successful gaming company. In that capacity, he gained extensive experience in the business and legal issues that arise in the development and operation of commercial and Native American casinos and hotels and handled some of the most high-profile gaming related litigation in the United States. With this background, Mr. Marder has represented clients in connection with the Maryland gaming licensure process.
Mr. Marder has significant experience representing financial institutions in commercial litigation and lender liability actions. He has represented banks in Fair Credit Reporting Act and Fair Debt Collection Practices Act litigation. He has extensive experience representing clients in business litigation, including cases involving breach of contract, business torts, unfair and deceptive trade practices, fraud, conspiracy, breach of fiduciary duty, directors and officers liability and shareholders derivative claims. Mr. Marder has also represented clients in numerous business divorce cases. A unique area of Mr. Marder's practice involves protecting the constitutional rights of businesses when local government officials overstep their bounds. Mr. Marder's background as a former prosecutor has given him insight when representing clients in matters involving allegations of fraud, breach of fiduciary duty and other misconduct in business transactions.
Mr. Marder is adept at finding creative solutions to clients' problems. He is experienced with alternative dispute resolution, including mediation and arbitration. In those instances where litigation is necessary, Mr. Marder has significant experience, having tried over 100 cases, most in front of juries.
Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Marder served for six years as assistant state attorney for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit in Miami, Florida.
Mr. Marder graduated magna cum laude from the University of Miami School of Law, in 1991, where he was associate editor of the University of Miami Inter-American Law Review, president of the Moot Court Board and elected to the Order of the Coif. Mr. Marder received his B.S., with honors, from Florida International University in 1987.
Licensed since 1991
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|FL||Member in Good Standing||1991||05/07/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2012|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||N/A|
|Partner||Duane Morris, LLP||2009 - Present|
|Director of Litigation||The Cordish Company||2005 - 2009|
|Partner||Ruden McClosky||1999 - 2005|
|Associate||Moskowitz, Mandell, Salim & Simowitz, PA||1998 - 1999|
|Associate||Miller, Kagan, Rodriguez & Silver, PA||1997 - 1998|
|Assistant State Attorney||State Attorney's Office, Miami, Florida||1991 - 1997|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Bar Association of Baltimore City, Legislation Committee||Member||2011 - Present|
|Home Builders Association of Maryland||Member||2010 - Present|
|Greater Baltimore Committee, Inner Harbor Task Force||Co-chair||2010 - Present|
|Maryland Science Center, Board of Trustees||Trustee||2010 - Present|
|Bar Association of Baltimore City, Legislation Committee||Vice Chair||2010 - 2010|
|Greater Baltimore Committee, Project and Planning Development Committee||Member||2009 - Present|
|The Florida Bar, Committee on Relations with Certified Public Accountants||Member||2004 - 2005|
|Broward County Marine Advisory Board||Member||2002 - 2005|
|City of Hollywood Airport Advisory Committee||Chair||2002 - 2005|
|Broward County Bar Association||Chair, Commercial Law Section||2001 - 2002|
|Minority Development and Empowerment, Inc., Board of Directors||Chairman||2001 - 2002|
|Sun Sentinel Diversity Venture Fund Grant Review Panel||Member||2001 - 2001|
|Minority Development and Empowerment, Inc., Board of Directors||Member||2000 - 2005|
|Leadership Broward, Class XIX||Member||2000 - 2001|
|ABA Construction Industry Forum||Member||1998 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||1991 - Present|
|Trump Hotels & Casino Resorts Development Co. v. Fields, et al.||N/A|
|Seminole Tribe of Florida v. Power Plant Entertainment, LLC||Settled|
|Scott v. Butler Mfg. Co.||N/A|
|Maryland Daily Record||Effective Use of Technology in the Courtroom||2011|
|Technology for the Litigator||Technology and the Art of Persuading Juries, Lessons from the Past and Present||2011|
|Technology for the Litigator||Fifty Tech Tips for Effectively Using Technology at Trial||2011|
|A Practitioner's Guide to Class Action (ABA)||Maryland Class Action Law||2010|
|University of Miami School of Law||N/A||JD - Juris Doctor, Magna Cum Laude||1991|
|Florida International University||Criminal Justice||BS - Bachelor of Science, With Honors||1987|