With nearly 40 years experience as a successful attorney and litigator, William Berger now focuses his efforts on the growth and development of Greenspoon Marder and is largely credited with more than tripling the size of the firm in less than 10 years. He prides himself on being a businessman who practices law; and, by applying his business acumen, wealth of experience, and concierge-style approach to client service and has become an invaluable consultant and trusted advisor to his clients, colleagues and peers. Mr. Berger serves as managing shareholder for the firm's three Palm Beach County offices and as co-chair of the litigation department. His client list includes banks, insurance companies, businesses, real estate developers and country clubs, as well as numerous individuals.

An award-winning attorney, successful businessman and community leader, Mr. Berger lends his years of experience to numerous business and economic development organizations, as well as to community and charitable groups.

President Obama honored Mr. Berger in 2010 with the President's Call to Service Award, which is the highest honor awarded by the President's office for extensive service to the community.

Court Admissions:

  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Bar Admissions and Activities:

  • The Florida Bar
  • New York State Bar

Education:

  • Brooklyn Law School, Brooklyn, N.Y., J.D., 1970
  • State University of New York at Buffalo, B.A., History Major, 1965

Professional Affiliations:

  • Paradise Bank, Founding Member, Board of Directors
  • Business Development Board of Palm Beach County, Board of Directors
  • Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce, Trustee Member
  • Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches, Trustee Member
  • North Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce, Trustee Member

Community Involvement:

  • International Economic Forum of the Americas: Palm Beach Strategic Forum, Chairman, 2011-2012
  • Palm Beach State College, Chairman of District Board of Trustees, 2011-2012
  • Palm Beach State College, Board of Trustees
  • Greater Ft. Lauderdale Alliance, Board Member - Leadership Council, 2011
  • Dan Marino Foundation, 2011
  • HomeSafe, The Clarence Clemmons Classic, Co-Chair, 2005-2011
  • HomeSafe, The Clarence Clemmons Classic, Committee Member, 2000-2005
  • Quebec-Florida Chamber of Commerce, Founding Member
  • Judicial Nominating Committee, 4th District Court of Appeals (appointment by Gov. Charlie Crist), 2009-present

Recognition:

  • Rated AV® Preeminent ™, Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
  • AV® certification mark is a significant rating accomplishment - a testament to the fact that a lawyer's peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional
  • Best Lawyers in America, U.S. News & World Report, Commercial Litigation, 2010 - 2012
  • Business Leader of the Year, Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce, 2009
  • Florida Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers Magazine, Business Litigation, 2006 - 2012
  • Heavy Hitter in Finance, South Florida Business Journal, 2004
  • Key Partners, South Florida Business Journal, 2006

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