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Mark Stephen Schecter

About me

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.



•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


•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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Practice areas


  1. Real Estate: 50%
    42 years
  2. Contracts: 25%
  3. Business: 25%



Hourly ($450-550/hour), Fixed (always), Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Leah Heather Mayersohn

    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.


    Leah Mayersohn Criminal defense Attorney
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  • Tracy Belinda Newmark

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    Tracy Newmark Family Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

Schecter Law, P.A.

101 NE 3rd Ave Ste 1250
Fort Lauderdale, FL, 333011138


FLMember in Good Standing197406/21/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Law review- Associate EditorCumberland School of Law- Samford University1974
Law Review-Associate EditorCumberland School of Law- Samford University1973
Law Review- Associate EditorCumberland School of Law- Samford University1972
Excellence in Administrative LawAmerican Jurisprudence Book AwardN/A
Execllence in Uniform Commercial CodeAmerican Jurisprudence Book AwardN/A
Excellence in Real PropertyAmerican Jurisprudence Book AwardsN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Founder and PresidentSchecter Law1976 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Florida BarAttorney Member1974 - Present
Broward County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Overview of Past RepresentationsSuccessful exchange even though Seller was in Bankrutcy
Real EstateSuccessful representation of Client
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Publication nameTitleDate
City Limits NetworkHollywood "Profiles of Excellence"2009
Cumberland-Samford Law ReviewSecurities-Fraud-Relaxation of Purchaser-Seller Requirement to Maintain a Section 10(b) or Rule 10b-5 Action1972
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Samford University, Cumberland School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor1974
United States Merchant Marine AcademyN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1968
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Providing Real Estate Q&A for Broward County, FLFeatured Law Firm on The Law TV2012