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Joel D. Maser focuses his practice on structuring and negotiating complex real estate joint ventures and investments and general corporate transactions. He regularly represents developers and investors in real estate joint ventures. Joel also advises on Florida state and local tax matters. Joel is an active member and past Chair of the Florida Bar Tax Section. Joel has lectured extensively and prepared educational programs on tax issues including: issues related to Florida Sales Tax, federal tax issues relating to partnerships, and tax matters for the general practitioner and non-tax lawyer.


  • General representation of real estate developers and investors, and hotel owners and operators
  • Real estate development and investment ventures
  • Tax and business planning for real estate investment transactions
  • Choice of business entities and alternative organizational and investment structures
  • Florida state and local tax matters
  • General corporate tax and business planning


Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Tax Law, 2005-2024
    • Listed, "Lawyer of the Year," Tax Law, Fort Lauderdale, 2022 and 2024
  • Listed, The Legal 500 United States
    • Tax - U.S. Taxes - Non-Contentious, 2019 and 2021
    • Team Member, "Top Tier" Firm in Real Estate, 2013
  • Listed, Chambers USA Guide, 2003-2024
    • "Lawyer of the Year," Orlando Tax Law, 2013
  • Team Member, Chambers & Partners USA Real Estate Law Firm of the Year, 2017-2018 and 2022
  • Selected, Fort Lauderdale Illustrated, "Top Lawyers - Tax Law," 2020-2023
  • Listed, South Florida Legal Guide, "Top Lawyer," 2020-2021
  • Team Member, a Law360 “Hospitality Practice Group of the Year,” 2021
  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Florida Super Lawyers, 2007-2020
  • Team Member, a Law360 "Real Estate Practice Group of the Year," 2011, 2012, and 2022
  • Listed, Orlando magazine, "The Best Lawyers in Orlando," 2010
  • Listed, Florida Trend magazine, "Legal Elite," Real Estate Law, 2006
  • Chair, The Florida Bar, Tax Section, 2013-2014
    • Previous Chairperson (several divisions and committees)
    • Director, State Tax Advisory Division, 1991-1995
  • Adjunct Professor, University of Miami School of Law, 2008-2012
  • Board Member, The Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center of Florida, Board of Directors


  • J.D., magna cum laude, University of Miami School of Law, 1984
    • Articles and Comments Editor, University of Miami Law Review
  • B.S., with honors, University of Florida, 1981
  • Florida