Marc A. Marra Attorney Profile | Kelley Kronenberg

Marc A. Marra

Attorney, Fort Lauderdale /

Marc Marra is an Attorney in the firm’s Fort Lauderdale office, focusing his practice on assisting banks and other financial service providers with regulatory, enforcement, transactional, and litigation matters. He also handles representation of Condominium and Homeowner’s Associations throughout South Florida in areas including collections, foreclosures, estoppel, enforcement of covenants, vendor negotiations, and day-to-day management.

Prior to joining the firm, he worked as a real estate litigation attorney for a Fort Lauderdale law firm.

Marc earned his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, magna cum laude, from Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers, FL. He received his Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, from Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad College of Law, and then went on to obtain a Master of Laws Degree in Real Property Development, from the University of Miami School of Law.

  • Troublesome Homeowner Example – An Association faced a foreclosure of lien action they filed in 2010, where the delinquent Homeowner filed four bankruptcy actions which prevented foreclosure sale of the property. In April 2015, Marc was retained to take over the case, and by April 17, 2015, his Motion for Relief from Stay was granted by the Bankruptcy Court, and an order was specifically obtained which prevented any further bankruptcies from attaching to the subject property for a period of one year. Knowing the Homeowner would likely disregard the Bankruptcy Order, Marc personally went to the Clerk of Courts office in Broward with a copy of the Bankruptcy Order. As a result of his conversation with the Clerk, a comment was entered on the docket that the sale should not be cancelled due to bankruptcy. The Homeowner did file an additional Bankruptcy the morning of the sale, but due to Marc’s efforts, the sale proceeded and the property was sold to a third party purchaser; less than three months after Marc first appeared on behalf of the Association. Additionally, by formulating an innovative argument in the Motion to Disburse Surplus Funds, Marc obtained an additional $15,485.00 for the Association. Without the unique arguments raised in the Motion, the money would have been paid to the former Homeowner and not the Association.
  • Doing More for our Association Clients – Marc understands that Associations have limited financial resources, and the best course of action for an Association facing back-owing accounts is often a timely negotiation. These negotiations result in the Association’s recovery of a settlement sum from the Homeowner in exchange for the Homeowner’s account being brought current, the Association receiving funds from the Homeowner again on a regular and timely basis, and minimal attorneys’ fees to the Association. By utilizing this approach, the delinquent accounts of Marc’s Association Clients are drastically reduced. In instances in which such negotiation is not a possibility, Marc has extensive litigation experience in highly contested real estate cases. As an experienced litigator, Marc aggressively pursues his Client’s position in Court to ensure the best possible results, with no undue delay.
  • Advisory Board, PriorityONE Credit Union of Florida
  • President, Broward Chapter, Alumni Association, Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law
  • Co-Chair Public Relations Committee, Broward Chapter, Alumni Association, Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law

Contact Information

Practice Areas

Admissions

  • Florida
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Florida

Education

  • University of Miami School of Law, LL.M., 2012
  • Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center, J.D., cum laude, 2011
  • Florida Gulf Coast University, B.A., magna cum laude, 2007