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Peter Joseph Guala

Business Attorney at Fort Lauderdale, FL

5.0   1 review
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2010
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Peter

Learn Peter’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Business
    34%
    Business and corporate law. Extensive experience serving as fractional/outside general counsel and assisting on legal matters relating to governance, contract preparation/drafting, contract negotiation, and daily legal matters, etc.

    14 years

  2. Mediation
    33%
    Offering effective mediation services virtually and in person. Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator.

  3. Real estate
    33%
    Extensive experience handling legal matters relating to condominium associations, homeowners' associations and planned developments. Board Certified Specialist in Condominium and Planned Development Law.

    14 years

Peter J. Guala is the Founder and Managing Shareholder of Guala Law Firm. Mr. Guala is a Board Certified Specialist in Condominium and Planned Development Law, a distinction earned by only 198 attorneys in the entire state as of the end of 2021. Board certification is Florida’s official, independent determination of a lawyer’s expertise to practice in a specialty field of law.

During his career Mr. Guala has worked closely with clients to provide them successful representation and counsel in various legal matters regarding real estate issues, business matters, and operation of associations including issues relating to assessments, regulation of condominiums and other communities. He has acted as general corporate counsel to numerous businesses. Having a detail-oriented nature coupled with experience involving litigation and transactional practice, Mr. Guala is uniquely positioned to assist clients with varying legal matters.

Mr. Guala has extensive experience in representing condominium associations, unit owners, and homeowners’ associations before, during and after transfer of association control from the developer to unit owners. He has also provided counsel to real estate developers including with requirements to filing with the Division of Florida Condominiums in connection with the creation of condominiums. Prior to founding Guala Law Firm, Mr. Guala was a partner at a South Florida real estate law firm where he represented clients throughout the State of Florida. With Guala Law Firm, Mr. Guala continues to offer professional and personalized legal services in Florida and the firm is situated to easily serve the Miami metropolitan area which includes Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties with cities and municipalities such as Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton, West Palm Beach, Davie, Cooper City, Pembroke Pines, Weston, and Aventura.

In addition to being actively engaged in the practice of law, Mr. Guala is available to serve as a mediator. Mr. Guala is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Mediator. To become certified by the Florida Supreme Court, a mediator must meet many requirements. Mr. Guala looks forward to helping both sides explore possible solutions.

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Location

Guala Law Firm, P.A.
150 S. Pine Island Road
Suite 300
Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33324

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Posted by Phil | April 14, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable and fast turn around.
Needed guidance on an issue related to my rental nd LLC. Peter advised and prepared necessary documentation required to file a quit claim deed. Very responsive and knowledgeable about the matter.

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AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Shareholder
  • Guala Law Firm, P.A.
  • 2021 - Present
  • Partner
  • Private Law Firm
  • 2017 - 2021
  • Senior Associate Attorney
  • Private Law Firm
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Associate Attorney
  • Private Law Firm
  • 2011 - 2016
  • Law Clerk
  • Private Law Firm
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Legal Intern for Economic Crime Unit
  • City of Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office
  • 2008 - 2008
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Education

  • University of Miami School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Commercial Landlord v. Tenants
  • Full mediated settlement - served as mediator and helped facilitate settlement of case.
  • Homeowners' Association / Homeowner
  • Full mediated settlement - served as mediator and helped facilitate settlement of dispute.
  • GLPI HOA, Inc. v. MAC
  • Final Judgment
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Associations

  • Broward County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2023 - Present
  • Weston Florida Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 2023 - Present
  • Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 2023 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Business Law Section
  • Member
  • 2022 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Mediator
  • Florida Supreme Court
  • 2022
  • Board Certified - Condominium and Planned Development Law
  • Florida Bar
  • 2021
  • Best for Real Estate - Florida
  • CorporateAmerica's Legal Elite Awards
  • 2015
  • CALI Excellence Award in International Business Transactions
  • University of Miami School of Law
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (3)
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Real estate Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Peter for a number of years and highly endorse him as a strong advocate for his clients. His knowledge and experience separates him from other attorneys, which enables him to get exceptional results for his clients. If you are looking for a Real Estate attorney with litigation experience, Peter should be your first call."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I offer my highest recommendations of Pete as attorney and a person. I've had the privilege of knowing him for years, and he always brings a unique and impressive array of skills, expertise, professionalism, and respect to his clients and cases. He vigorously advocates for clients and is an excellent communicator. Without a doubt, I'd turn to Pete first for legal help."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"When it comes to foreclosure, eviction, and injunctive relief issues, there is no one better than Mr. Guala. Peter has a talent for looking through the legal minutia and getting to the heart of the matter. Indeed, when it comes to real estate law in Miami, Peter is my first choice."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I worked with Peter on numerous cases, and I have found Peter to be a diligent and tireless advocate. Peter has always been willing to set aside his personal time to reassure clients and ensure that cases are handled properly, no matter what day or hour. I endorse this lawyer."
Real estate Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Peter has been a personal and professional friend since law school. Peter is well known for his dedication to perfection and strong work ethic. I would confidently refer this lawyer to anyone in need of his services."
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Fort Lauderdale Business Lawyer Peter Joseph Guala
Peter Joseph Guala
Business Attorney
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Licensed for 13 years