Matthew Palentchar, a Tough Florida Attorney

April 25, 2017
In the dozen or so years since Matthew Palentchar passed the Florida bar exam and began to practice law, he has primarily specialized in real estate, corporate transactions, probate, simple estate planning, and small business law. He has come a long way since his childhood in Colonia, New Jersey, where he spent a lot of his time studying and playing sports with his buddies.

Following high school, Matt Palentchar earned a Bachelor’s degree in political science from Rutgers University-New Brunswick. He then followed that up by earning a scholarship to attend Ohio Northern University Law School, where he earned his Juris Doctor law degree. He moved to Florida, passed the bar and became a lawyer. More than a decade later, Matt Palentchar’s current firm features a specific focus on real estate transactions and property law. He frequently represents lenders, purchasers and sellers in complex commercial transactions of all types. However, he also performs many other more common real estate work, such as title searches, title exams, and issuing title insurance for residential and commercial closings.

The Law and Matthew Palentchar

October 29, 2016
Soon after he passed the bar in 2004, Matt Palentchar began his legal career with a general practice law firm in Naples, Florida, where he practiced in real estate, estate planning, civil, criminal and business law. He soon changed course, however, and formed his own firm, Matthew G. Palentchar, Esq., P.A., which he ran from 2005 until about 2010, when a series of personal issues and a life-threatening illness led him to leave Florida for a while.

He soon became well again and returned to Florida, where, feeling better than ever, he founded Matthew G. Palentchar, PLLC in St. Petersburg, Florida, where he now lives with his wife Heather and their two dogs. His illness gave him a new appreciation for what he has. He’s not only a member in good standing of the Florida Bar, but Matt also spends a lot of his free time volunteering for CASA as a court appointed Guardian Ad Litum for disadvantaged children. His current firm takes a more specific focus on real estate transactions and property law. He has represented hundreds of lenders, purchasers and sellers in complex commercial transactions.