About Colleen Maranges

Colleen Maranges

Colleen’s practice focuses on a wide range of commercial litigation matters in state and federal court, including real estate-related litigation, business torts, breach of contract matters, and insurance disputes. Colleen has successfully represented a wide range of clients, including:

  • Real estate developer in multi-million-dollar civil rights claim against a South Florida municipality;
  • South Beach hotel owner/operator in $100+ million dollar dispute with a former tenant involving redevelopment rights;
  • Landowner in an action to partition real property valued at more than $30 million;
  • Real estate developer in a complex business dispute involving allegations of fraud;
  • Private lender in an action to recover more than $10 million based upon allegations of fraud and breach of loan documents;
  • Luxury furniture and home decor retailer in several related matters arising out of dispute among the owners of the company;
  • Condominium associations and private homeowners in a variety of first-party insurance disputes.

Colleen has served on the Florida Bar’s Civil Procedure Rules Committee and the Special Committee on Gender Bias and Diversity.



Q: What’s the one thing you wish they taught in law school?

A: "That "the law" is not black and white and passion, tenacity and creative thinking are often the most important factors in achieving favorable outcomes for your clients."

Q: If you weren’t a lawyer, what would you be?

A: "An interior designer, architect, or real estate developer."


  • J.D., summa cum laude, University of Miami School of Law
    • Order of the Coif
    • Research & Writing Editor, University of Miami Law Review
  • B.A., cum laude, University of Miami
    • Major: Legal Studies
    • Minor: International Business

Prior Experience

  • Berger Singerman, LLP
  • Higer, Lichter & Givner, LLP
  • Judicial Intern to the Honorable Frank A. Shepherd, Florida Third District Court of Appeal


  • Florida
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
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