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Biography

Biography

Marko Cerenko is a go-to commercial and real estate litigator known for taking on the most complicated and sophisticated legal issues and business disputes. Marko is known for consistently shaping winning litigation strategies for clients by developing creative approaches that create successful results around high-level commercial, real estate and business tort cases. As a strong advocate for his clients’ interests and by custom tailoring his approach based upon specific needs or goals, Marko continually receives acclaim from clients who appreciate his relentless determination and collaborative tactics to resolving their most intricate matters, never conceding to unforeseen challenges.

As one of the youngest shareholders at Kluger Kaplan, Marko has extensive experience handling partnership and corporate dissolutions, real estate affairs including but not limited to representing developers, investors, real estate brokers, lending institutions, buyers and sellers, property managers and contractors. These cases often arise out of multifaceted commercial real estate projects and transactions, professional liability and contract disputes, corporate finance issues, as well as trust and estate matters.

Marko has also widely dealt with white collar criminal issues in the civil and criminal context, including issues related to fraud, perjury and other sanctionable matters. Additionally, he has managed a variety of disputes in the entertainment and sports industries, representing professional athletes in a wide range of capacities.

Prior to becoming a highly successful litigator, Marko was a professional tennis player. He played on the ATP tour and served as captain of the Duke Tennis team. Marko is also fluent in Croatian, Serbian, Bosnian, and conversational in German.

Education

Education

  • University of Miami School of Law, J.D. 2005
  • Duke University, B.A., 2001

Bar Admissions and Memberships

Bar Admissions and Memberships

  • Florida 2006
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, 2009

Awards and Publications

Awards and Publications

Awards

  • Attorney on the Rise, Daily Business Review, 2017
  • 40 Under 40 Outstanding Lawyers of South Florida, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 2015
  • Rising Star, Florida Super Lawyers Magazine, 2015-2019

 

Publications

Affiliations and Community Activities

Affiliations and Community Activities

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Dade County Bar Association
  • Miami Beach Bar Association

Noteworthy

  • Inter American Law Review, Articles and Comments Editor
  • Book Award for Immigration Removal

Community Activities

  • “Put Something Back” Miami Pro Bono Legal Services
  • Habitat For Humanity
  • Co-chair Mt. Sinai Young President’s Organization