Steven A. Geller is a Shareholder at Greenspoon Marder, P.A. He serves as Chair of the Gambling Law Group, Chair of the Government Relations Practice Group, and is the Director of Government Relations at the firm. He is an “A-V Preeminent” rated lawyer, has been listed in the “Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, has been practicing law since 1982, and has represented numerous local and national clients. Geller’s practice areas include Gambling Law, Legislative Lobbying, Litigation, and Zoning and Land Use.
Senator Geller served in the Florida House of Representative from 1988 through 1998, and in the Florida Senate from 1998 through 2008. He served as the minority (Democratic) leader of the Florida Senate from 2006 through 2008. He served as the two (2) time chair of the Broward County Legislative Delegation, two (2) time chair of the Hendry County Legislative Delegation, and served as chair of different committees or sub- committees, including the Committee on Regulated Industries (alcohol, tobacco, and gambling), the Committee on Agriculture and Consumer Services and the Committee on Comprehensive Planning (growth management and local government).He has also served as National President of both the National Conference of Insurance Legislators (NCOIL) and the National Council of Legislators from Gaming States (NCLGS). He has been a frequent speaker across the country on both gambling and insurance issues, and has spoken frequently in Florida on local government and growth management issues. He served his entire twenty (20) year legislative career on the Finance and Tax committees of both chambers, and is considered and expert on Governmental taxation issues.
Geller currently serves as Chairman of the Board of the Holocaust Documentation and Education Center. He was the Founder of the Broward County Fair Campaign Practices Committee. He has received scores of awards and recognitions, including awards from the Florida League of Cities, The Florida Association of Counties, the American Cancer Society, the Florida Justice Association, the Broward County PTA, the Miramar/Pembroke Pines and Hollywood Chambers of Commerce, the Florida Police Benevolent Association, the Broward County Firefighters, the Jewish Federation of Broward County, the Florida Center for Autism and Related Disabilities, the Dolphin Democratic Club, etc. He has been featured in South Florida CEO magazine’s “Power Issue”. The two pieces of Legislation that he is proudest of are the groundbreaking legislation requiring all amusement rides in the State of Florida to be inspected (after the tragic death of one of Geller’s constituents when an amusement ride collapsed), and the passage of the “Steven A. Geller Autism Treatment Act.”Steven Geller, former senator, Florida