Michelle F. Tanzer

Michelle F. Tanzer

Chair, Global Club and Branded Residences, Nelson Mullins Broad and Cassel
Boca Raton, FL

Michelle Tanzer is chair of Global Club and Branded Residences at Nelson Mullins Broad and Cassel in Boca Raton, Fla. Previously she was chair of the Residential, Resort & Club section, co-chair of the hospitality industry group and a shareholder in GrayRobinson’s Boca Raton office. Recognized for her extensive experience in real estate development and club and community association law, she advises developer, hotel operator, club and community association clients with projects in the U.S., as well as the Caribbean, the Bahamas, Latin America and Asia. Her primary focus is negotiating, structuring and amending the licensing, marketing and management agreements, consumer agreements and governance documents necessary for residential and resort communities, mixed-use projects, residence club and timeshare developments, and golf, marina, spa, fitness, tennis and dining clubs.

As a Florida Supreme Court qualified arbitrator, a certified circuit civil mediator and one of four professionals selected by the American Arbitration Association for the National Golf Industry Panel, Michelle serves as arbitrator or mediator to resolve a wide range of disputes. Michelle has written and lectured extensively on the issues concerning residential, resort and golf projects and authored the book, The Club Litigation Book – Keeping Clubs out of Court.

Tanzer is committed to community service and was recognized by the Florida Bar for establishing “Assisting Students with Disabilities,” a pro bono program serving disabled students throughout the state of Florida. Michelle sat on the board of the Golf Course Builders Association of America and served as a founding member of the National Golf Industry Advisory Committee of the American Arbitration Association. She is co-chair of the NCA Conference Planning Committee.

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