April 20, 2018
 
Since he passed the bar exam in 2004, Matt Palentchar’s law career has been very substantial and seemingly varied, although he prefers to practice in Florida real estate law. He started with a general practice law firm in Naples, Florida, where he practiced in many areas, including real estate, estate planning, civil, criminal and business law. However, he soon went off on his own, running Matthew G. Palentchar, Esq., P.A. until about 2010, when personal issues and a potentially deadly caused him to leave Florida for a time.

Matt Palentchar is tough, however. He worked through everything and soon overcame those personal problems and his illness and return to Florida feeling more focused on his legal career. He formed Matthew G. Palentchar, PLLC in St. Petersburg, Florida, where he now lives with his wife Heather and their two dogs. The current firm is far more specifically focused on real estate transactions and property law. That means he has developed a reputation for giving lenders, purchasers and sellers in complex commercial transactions. He can handle any task, though, and he would like to do so for almost anyone in the St. Petersburg area.
October 20, 2017
 
Back when Matt Palentchar was growing up and playing sports with his friends in Colonia, NJ, he apparently had no inkling that he might one day become a prominent Florida real estate attorney with an excellent statewide reputation. However, that is exactly what happened and he now has well over a dozen years’ experience as an attorney. That may be why it seems like a natural choice these days, although, looking back, it took quite a while to get there.

Following Matt Palentchar high school graduation in New Jersey, he earned a political science degree from Rutgers, but while he was there, he received a scholarship to attend law school at Ohio Northern University, so he moved out of state for the first time. After receiving his Juris Doctor, Matt Palentchar moved to Florida, where he passed the bar exam and joined a Naples, Florida law firm, where he practiced in many areas. He didn’t care for that, however, and very soon he founded his own firm, which he ran until 2010, when health and person problems made it necessary to leave Florida for a time.