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Glenn A. Gerena is a community development and hospitality attorney, whose practice focuses on structuring and documentation for recreational club membership programs and community governance. Glenn has experience in a variety of transactions and agreements involving recreational facilities, resorts, and residential and mixed use communities.


  • Club, marina and resort
  • Community development
  • Purchase and sale transactions



  • Represented club owners in sale of club facilities.
  • Prepared club membership documents for nonequity, membership deposit, member-owned, and association clubs. 
  • Represented club owners in a variety of club membership program restructuring, including:
    • (i) conversions to refundable membership deposit programs,
    • (ii) conversions to equity member-owned programs, and
    • (iii) mergers of clubs and mergers of club and association.
  • Represented developers in turnovers of equity clubs to members.
  • Acted as special club counsel to debtor in possession of a club and resort project in a Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
  • Represented lenders with respect to club membership programs in projects in foreclosure and projects transferred in lieu of foreclosure.
  • Represented purchasers and investors in club and planned unit development projects with respect to due diligence and acquisition of assets.
  • Represented club owners in founder member programs.
  • Advised developers and prepared documentation for mandatory membership structures.
  • Prepared documentation for club member and property owner votes and consulted regarding process to obtain favorable vote result.
  • Advised developer of mixed unit project regarding community association documents and cost and governance sharing agreements and structures.
  • Negotiated and drafted club, marina and hotel management agreements.
  • Prepared project management and marketing agreements.
  • Prepared residential unit rental management documentation. 
  • Prepared documentation for marina slip sales programs, including right to use, equity clubs, and marina slip condominiums.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Team Member, Chambers & Partners USA Real Estate Law Firm of the Year, 2010, 2013, 2017-2018, and 2022
  • Team Member, a Law360 “Hospitality Practice Group of the Year,” 2021
  • Team Member, a U.S. News - Best Lawyers®, "Law Firm of the Year" in Real Estate Law, 2015
  • Team Member, The Legal 500 United States, "Top Tier" Firm in Real Estate, 2013 and 2014
  • Team Member, a Law360 "Real Estate Practice Group of the Year," 2011-2013, 2015, and 2022
  • Rated, AV Preeminent® 4.9 out of 5.0

°AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell DistinguishedSM and Martindale-Hubbell NotableSM are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell® certification procedures, standards and policies.

  • Member, Urban Land Institute
  • Member, National Club Association
    • Member, Legal Committee


  • J.D., cum laude, University of Miami School of Law, 1987
    • Article and Comments Editor, University of Miami Law Review
  • B.B.A., magna cum laude, University of Miami, 1984
  • Florida