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Mark Stephen Schecter

Real estate Attorney at Fort Lauderdale, FL

5.0   7 reviews

Licensed for 48 years

About Mark

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Mark S. Schecter is the founder and President of Schecter Law, P.A. and Summa Realty, Inc. Having practiced in the field of real estate and business law in the South Florida area for more than 37 years, and with experience as a licensed real estate broker, his specialized knowledge of transactional law, coupled with his extensive knowledge of real estate law, make him uniquely qualified to handle sophisticated and complex transactional matters.

 

Education
•J.D., Cumberland School of Law of Samford University, 1974 (magna cum laude)
•B.S., United States Merchant Marine Academy, 1968
•Professional Associations & Memberships
•Broward County Bar Association
•Association of Trial Lawyers of America
 

Bar Admissions
•Florida, 1974

 

Legal Biography
•Associate Justice, Cumberland Moot Court Board
•Recipient, American Jurisprudence Book Awards for: Excellence in Real Property; Uniform Commercial Code; Administrative Law
•Associate Editor, Cumberland-Samford Law Review, 1973-1974. Author: “Securities-Fraud-Relaxation of Purchaser-Seller Requirement to Maintain a Section 10(b) or Rule 10b-5 Action,” 3 Cumberland-Samford Law Review 541, 1972.
•Assistant City Attorney, City of Plantation, Florida, 1975
•Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity

Military
•Lieut., USNR, 1968-1974
 
More about Mark
Mark was born in Brooklyn, New York and grew up in Searingtown, New York. He received a congressional appointment to the United States Merchant Marine Academy, at Kings Point, New York. While at the Academy, he was a member of the Varsity Basketball team. After serving his country overseas, he enrolled in the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University, and graduated magna cum laude.
 

During his leisure hours, Mark spends time participating in and watching numerous sports. His favorites are basketball, football and lacrosse. For years, he traveled to watch his son, David, play varsity lacrosse at Yale University, where David was a two-time All-Ivy player and played professionally in Major League Lacrosse.

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Licensed for 48 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1974
Updated 11/23/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Mark

Schecter Law, P.A.
101 NE 3rd Ave Ste 1250
Fort Lauderdale, FL, 333011138

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Posted by Eric | August 18, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Best of the best
Had some fairly complex real estate concerns and was highly recommended to Attorney Schecter. He immediately made me at ease, and created a process and experience for me, that was beyond my expectations of professionalism and detail to his client and plan. I would highly recommend Mark!
Posted by anonymous | June 19, 2012
Consultant
Mark and his staff are top notch and focused on protecting the legal rights of their clients. A highly knowledgeable professional who thrives on a challenge and considers every legal angle to insure a positive outcome for his client. His collaborative approach works well in problem solving and strategizing to maximize results.
Posted by John Bourassa, Realtor | June 10, 2012
Experience + Knowledge with Professionalism = BEST RESULTS
The majority of attorneys are relatively very good. Unfortunatley, there are some whom, one wonders, how did they ever get licensed? And there are those few who shine brighter than the other stars. Mr. Schecter is one of those bright stars because he not only uses his life long knowledge of the law but he mixes it with integrity and professionalism. The results are always his clients gain.
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Posted by Jack | June 10, 2012
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I have had a professional relationship with Mark Schecter for almost two years. He is currently representing me in litigation. During this time, Mr. Schecter has demonstrated his professional legal skills, and continually stays focused on my needs as his client. Mr. Schecter’s legal associates and staff offer the same extraordinary element of talent and concern. The team approach utilized in his legal representation is reassuring to me knowing his entire staff is fully aware of the intricacies of my case. I believe a person’s moral compass is an internal attribute. Mr. Schecter and his associates convey a high degree of integrity, honesty and morality. Mr. Schecter is extremely intuitive and therefore counsels his clients beyond superficial information. Mr. Schecter’s knowledge and attention to detail have continuously aided me; keeping me informed about what is happening, what did happen and what I will encounter. Every piece of information, emails, pleadings, etc. are timely copied to me. I feel confident in recommending Mark Schecter. He is not only thorough, but also easy to work with, and always willing to take the time to discuss my concerns and respond to questions.
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Posted by James | June 8, 2012
Mark Schecter: A Real Estate Attorney you can trust
Mark Schecter has been my attorney for a number of real estate projects and transactions for over 15 years. He has handled simple real estate purchases and brokered transactions, real estate syndication issues and complex partnership negotiations with a public company. Mark is an incredible resource and has in-depth knowledge in real estate and partnership related matters. He has the ability to translate complex concepts into practical actions as well as clear and concise documents. Due to his extensive knowledge and experience he is quite often able to resolve issues in minutes and hours rather than hours or days. I consider Mark to be an Attorney’s attorney and a valuable top quality experienced resource. He is diligent, hardworking and intelligent, but also kind, honest, and ethical. He has a strong sense of fiduciary and I feel very fortunate to have him on my side. I would recommend him to anyone.
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Posted by Peter | June 8, 2012
Debs on Mark Schecter
Mark has done both transactional and litigation work for me and the entities I have been involved in. We have succeeded in each of our goals while working with Mark. His staff is very hard working and professional. Their communication is ideal.
Posted by Buck | June 7, 2012
Outstanding Attorney
I have known Mark Schecter for over 30 years. He has represented me personally and as a Corporate Attorney since 1979. Mark acted as Corporate Attorney for one of my companies for approximately 7 years during which time we developed and constructed retail space totaling over $50 million dollars for a national retailer. Mark's legal expertise and personal integrity has always been above reproach. Whether the legal issues are large or small, over the years I have come to expect Mark to always give 100 percent of his best efforts. I feel privileged to enthusiastically recommend Mark Schecter.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 450-550 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founder and President
  • Schecter Law
  • 1976 - Present

Education

  • Samford University, Cumberland School of Law
  • J.D. (magna cum laude)
  • 1974
  • United States Merchant Marine Academy
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1968

Legal Cases

  • Overview of Past Representations
  • Successful exchange even though Seller was in Bankrutcy
  • Real Estate
  • Successful representation of Client

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  • Florida Bar
  • Attorney Member
  • 1974 - Present
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  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • 1987
  • Law review- Associate Editor
  • Cumberland School of Law- Samford University
  • 1974
  • Law Review-Associate Editor
  • Cumberland School of Law- Samford University
  • 1973
  • Law Review- Associate Editor
  • Cumberland School of Law- Samford University
  • 1972
  • Excellence in Real Property
  • American Jurisprudence Book Awards
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  • Excellence in Administrative Law
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  • Execllence in Uniform Commercial Code
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Publications

  • Cumberland-Samford Law Review
  • Securities-Fraud-Relaxation of Purchaser-Seller Requirement to Maintain a Section 10(b) or Rule 10b-5 Action
  • 1972

Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (1)
Real estate Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Other
"I personally endorse Mark Schecter. I have both had the opportunity to retain him and to refer clients to him and endorse him for his real estate litigation work."
Banking Attorney | Jul 16
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Real estate Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He enjoys an excellent reputation for fine real estate work in the community."
Real estate Attorney | Jul 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this attorney. It is my unqualified opinion that Mr. Schecter is extremely honorable, trustworthy, knowledgeable in all areas of his practice and is a role model of professionalism in the legal community. Mr. Schecter is a fine attorney."
Litigation Attorney | Jul 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Land use and zoning Attorney | Jul 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer with enthusiasm. His legal knowledge, ethical standards, professional conduct, and overall effectiveness as a litigator and negotiator, as well as a person, are exceptional, superlative, and of substantial value to any client."
Litigation Attorney | Jul 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have retained Mark Schecter on very complex litigation regarding commercial real estate matters. He is extremely competent with the skills needed to pinpoint the legal issues and reduce them to understandable matters for a judge or jury to understand . His firm employs all the best technology in its legal practice. As a litigator Mark can be charming when appropriate but extremely tenacious when needed all the while maintaining a high degree of ethical behavior. He has practiced in the South Florida area for over 38 years and has a wealth of knowledge concerning litigation, real estate, and commercial law. He is especially aware of the nuances of practicing law in the various courts and before its judges because of his vast experience. When he writes a contract he knows the implication of defending the contract should it ever be tested in a court of law. In my opinion he is a lawyer's lawyer."
Real estate Attorney | Jun 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I absolutely endorse this lawyer. Mark Schecter is an outstanding individual and an outstanding lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Mark Schecter is a highly knowledgeable and tenacious litigator. He brings insightful legal analysis and hard work to every aspect of your case. For over 37 years he has provided unsurpassed real estate and legal services to the South Florida area. His specialized knowledge of transactional law, coupled with his extensive knowledge of real estate law, make him uniquely qualified to handle sophisticated and complex transactional matters. Last, but not the least, he has always been known to conduct himself with absolute and the utmost integrity, which is an invaluable element in the practice of law."
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Fort Lauderdale Real estate Lawyer Mark Stephen Schecter
Mark Stephen Schecter
Real estate Attorney
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Licensed for 48 years