Steven Geller

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Lobbying Attorney in Fort Lauderdale, FL

Geller Law Firm, PA
 | 110 E Broward Blvd, Suite 1700
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Phone: 954-379-2576
Fax: 954-206-5732
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2016
Licensed Since: 1982
Practice Areas:
  • Lobbying (20%),
  • Land Use/Zoning (20%),
  • Gaming (20%),
  • Business Litigation (20%),
  • Government Relations (10%),
  • Administrative Law (10%)
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Attorney Profile

Attorney Steven Geller is the founder and owner of Geller Law Firm in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. A nationally ranked trial and transactional attorney with more than 38 years of total legal experience, Mr. Geller provides unmatched counsel and support to a diverse range of clients throughout South Florida who have legal needs involving any of the following:

· Gaming law

· Tallahassee lobbying and administrative law

· Zoning and land use

Over the course of his legal career, Mr. Geller has represented clients both locally and nationally with their complex issues involving gaming law, zoning law and other related areas. He has also lobbied before the state's legislative and executive branches in order to affect positive changes in the law and regulations that impact his clients the most. Moreover, he has served as national president of the National Council of Legislators from Gaming States as well as the National Conference of Insurance Legislators.

Mr. Geller also serves as legal adviser and special counsel for the National Council of Legislators from Gaming States, and he has conducted numerous lectures and continuing legal education seminars across his region and throughout the country on a variety of legal topics related to gambling and insurance issues. He also routinely serves as de facto general counsel for many high net worth clients throughout Broward County who are dealing with complex and pressing legal challenges.

Moreover, Mr. Geller has handled numerous matters before various state government branches as well as before the Agency for Health Care Administration, the Florida Department of Health and the Florida Elections Commission. He was also elected to the Broward County Commission, where he chaired various legal practice groups.

Recognized for his outstanding professionalism and service, Mr. Geller has earned perennial AV Preeminent peer review ratings* from Martindale-Hubbell for the past 15 years, and he holds a listing in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. He has also received many other top rankings and endorsements from his peers, including a Top Rated Lawyer designation from the South Florida Legal Guide.

A 1979 graduate of Florida State University, Mr. Geller obtained his Juris Doctor from Florida State University College of Law in 1982.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
  • 20%Lobbying
  • 20%Land Use/Zoning
  • 20%Gaming
  • 20%Business Litigation
  • 10%Government Relations
  • 10%Administrative Law
Focus Areas

Gaming Law

Selections

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Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2016

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About Steven Geller

Admitted: 1982, Florida

Professional Webpage: https://www.gellerlawfirm.com/about-steve/

Honors/Awards:

  • South Florida Legal Guide Top Rated Lawyers
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
  • Elected Vice-Mayor Broward County, 2019
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • "A-V" Rated approximately 20 years, over 75 awards during Legislative career

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • National President, National Council of Legislators from Gaming States(NCLGS)
  • National President, National Conference of Insurance Legislators(NCOIL)
  • Chair of the Hendry County Legislative Delegation
  • Chair of the Legislative Committees on Regulated Industries (alcohol, tobacco and gambling), Agriculture and Consumer Services, and Comprehensive Planning (local government and growth management)
  • Chair of the Broward County Legislative Delegation

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Vice-Mayor, Broward County, Florida; First Vice Chair, South Florida Regional Planning Council; Broward County Commissioner, District 5; Chair, Broward County Water Advisory Board; County Commission Representative to Broward County Cultural Council;  Former Minority Leader, Florida Senate; Chairman of the Board Emeritus, Holocaust Documentation and Education Center; AEPi Alumni Association, 2020
  • Re-elected Broward County Commissioner, District 5, 2020
  • Chairman, Real Solutions Caucus, 2020
  • Elected Broward County Commissioner, District 5, 2016

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Multiple speeches across the Country on Gaming, including Indian Gaming, Pari-Mutuels, Internet Gaming, Daily Fantasy Sports, etc., Gaming

Representative Clients:

  • Tallahassee Lobbying and Administrative Law - Florida Association of Public Insurance Adjusters, Professional Opticians of Florida, Organization for Safe Cannabis Regulation, Merlin Law Group, Northwest Distributors.Land Use and Zoning - 7-11 Corporation, Oceanland Investments.Gaming Law - General Counsel, National Council of Legislators from Gaming StatesCommercial Litigation - Ponce Health Sciences University, Northwest Distributors, 2020

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • 8th Consecutive year, Member, Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel "South Florida 100", 2020
  • Honorary Lifetime Membership, Florida Building Trades Council, 2020
  • Lifetime Achievement Award, Broward County AFL-CIO , 2016

Educational Background:

  • Florida State University, B.A., History, 1979

Industry Groups

  • Gaming
  • Lobbying
  • Zoning
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Office Location for Steven Geller

110 E Broward Blvd
Suite 1700
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Phone: 954-379-2576

Fax: 954-206-5732

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Last Updated: 9/8/2020

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