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Richard Paul Zaretsky

also known as Richard P Zaretsky, Richard Zaretsky

About me

Richard P. Zaretsky settled in West Palm Beach, Florida in 1975 after obtaining his law degree cum laude from Delaware Law School of Widener University. He is a graduate of Syracuse University, earning his BA in Economics. First working as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Florida, he opened a private practice of law in 1978, and continues his practice today in the same West Palm Beach location. Although Mr. Zaretsky started his practice with the general practice of law, he strove to specialize in real estate matters. The result is that Mr. Zaretsky was Board Certified in Real Property Law in 1995 by the Florida Bar, and now practices in the areas of real estate law (both transactional and litigation) and commercial transactions. He is principal in the law firm of Richard P. Zaretsky, P.A., whose attorneys provide legal services in real estate and business transactions, state and federal taxation, estate planning and administration, family law, immigration, and civil litigation. Mr. Zaretsky is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell, their highest rating for attorneys.


Languages spoken: English, Hebrew

Practice areas


  1. Real Estate: 55%
    41 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Business: 25%
    41 years, 1 thousand cases
  3. Foreclosure: 10%
    41 years, 1 thousand cases
  4. Contracts: 10%
    41 years, 1 thousand cases



Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

13 total 

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  • Kevin Jon Pribell

    Richard is a class act, both as a Board Certified Specialist in Real Estate Law by the Board of Specialization and Education of The Florida Bar and as a human being. He is a personal hero of mine and someone I highly recommend as a Real Estate Lawyer in South Florida.


    Kevin Pribell Real estate Attorney
    Relationship: Friend

  • David Luther Woodward

    Mr. Zaretsky and I share a common professional experience: that of being an assistant attorney general of the State of Florida. Not only is that government service a privilege, it is an opportunity unlike anything else in the training of a young lawyer. With that training he stands head and shoulders above the rest of the legal community.


    David Woodward Chapter 11 bankruptcy Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info


Barristers Building
1615 Forum Place, Suite 3A
West Palm Beach, FL, 33401


FLMember in Good Standing197606/21/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Board Certified - Real EstateFlorida Bar2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Assistant Attorney GeneralFLORDA OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL1975 - 1977
Association namePosition nameDuration
Palm Beach County Bar AssociationN/A1976 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/A1970 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Zimmerman v Olympus Fidelity TrustForeclosure Judgment reversed
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Widener University School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor1975
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Bank of America Education Series - Boca RatonWhat Realtors Need To Know About Foreclosures2012
2012 Annual Realtors Symposium - Palm Beach Board of RealtorsForeclosure Knowledge for Realtors2012
Annual Law SymposiumForeclosure Knowledge for Realtors2011
Annual Law SymposiumForeclosures, Bankruptcy, Tenant Rights and Forgiven Debt Tax Issues2010
Real Estate Forum for ProfessionalsShort Sales2009
Law SymposiumShort Sale Symposium2009