October 25, 2018
 
Matt Palentchar is nothing if not tough. Since he began practicing law in Florida more than a decade ago, he has done almost anything. These days, he primarily specializes in real estate, corporate transactions, probate, simple estate planning, and small business law. Matt certainly has come a long way since he grew up in Colonia, New Jersey, where he was a sports star in baseball, basketball, football and soccer and probably never cared about becoming a top Florida lawyer.

Following his high school graduation in Colonia, he earned a Bachelor’s degree in political science from Rutgers University-New Brunswick. However, while he was there, he managed to get a full scholarship Ohio Northern University Law School. From there, he received his law degree in 2004 and immediately headed to Florida, where he passed the bar and started with a general practice firm, as a jack of all trades, in a way. These days, he can do anything in the law, but he prefers to specialize in real estate transactions from his current firm, Matthew G. Palentchar, PLLC in St. Petersburg, Florida.