Peter L. Gladstone

Peter L. Gladstone

Principal / Shareholder
Location:
Boca Raton, Florida
Phone:
561-447-2274 (Boca Raton)
954-761-9994 (Fort Lauderdale)
Fax:
561-447-2275 (Boca Raton)
954-761-9969 (Fort Lauderdale)
Email:

PETER L. GLADSTONE, PRINCIPAL/SHAREHOLDER, is Board Certified in Marital and Family Law (1999) and a Fellow of the American Academy of Lawyers (2003), who has practiced exclusively in this field since 1988. AV-Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, Gladstone has been repeatedly selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America (2005-2018 editions), Florida Trend Legal Elite magazine, Florida Super Lawyers ("Top 100 List - S. Florida”) magazine, and South Florida Legal Guide - Top Lawyers. He is a graduate of Brandeis University (B.A., 1985) and The Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University (J.D., 1988). 

Gladstone is also the current President of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Florida Chapter and sits on the Board of Managers. He is also a past Chair of the Family Law Section of the Florida Bar, making him one of the few in the entire state to serve in both positions. Having sat on the Executive Council from 1997 to 2010, Gladstone has held many positions within the Family Law Section, including serving as Chair of both the Legislation Committee, Publications Committee (Editor, Family Law Commentator, 2002 - 2003 and Editor, Florida Bar Journal, 2001 - 2002). He is also a past Chair of the Family Law Section of the Broward County Bar Association (1995-1996), and continues to serve as the Circuit Liaison for the Pro Bono Mentor Program for Broward County (1996 - present). Gladstone recently was selected to become a Founding Master Member of the Palm Beach Chapter, Family Law American Inns of Court, which promotes professionalism and ethics in the legal system.

Gladstone has lectured throughout the state on assorted topics concerning Family Law, including Equitable Distribution, prenuptial agreements, discovery and depositions, temporary relief hearings, child custody and timesharing, and is a published author of articles appearing in the Florida Bar Journal. He is a past member of the Family Law Rules Committee of the Florida Bar (1996 - 1999), and is a member of the Family Law Section of the American Bar Association (1988 - present). Gladstone is licensed to practice law in both Florida and New York.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Matrimonial Law

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Florida Bar Board Certified in Marital and Family Law, 1999

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1989
  • Florida, 1990

Education

  • Yeshiva University Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, New York, New York
    • J.D. - 1988
  • Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts
    • B.A. - 1985

Honors and Awards

  • 2017
    • The National Association of Distinguished Counsel – Nation’s Top One Percent, 2015 - 2017
    • Super Lawyers – Top 100 Miami Super Lawyers – 2017
    • Super Lawyers – Top 100 Florida Super Lawyers – 2016-2017
    • Florida Super Lawyers, 2006-2017
  • 2016
    • The National Association of Distinguished Counsel – Nation’s Top One Percent, 2015 - 2016
    • The Best Lawyers in America, 2005 - 2018
  • 2015
    • American Academy of Trial Attorneys Premier 100 Trial Attorneys, 2015
    • Leaders in Law, South Florida Business and Wealth Magazine, Attorney of the Year in Family Law - 2015
    • National Advocates Top 100 Lawyers, 2015
  • 2014
    • Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2003 - Present
    • AV-Rated by Martindale Hubbell
    • Florida Trend Legal Elite, 2006, 2008-2012
    • South Florida Legal Guide - Top Lawyer

Published Works

  • On the Divorce Firing Line: HNW Executive Compensation Packages, Trust & Estates, February 21, 2017
  • Brangelina Split Raises Topic of Pre-Suit Divorce Settlements, Trusts & Estates, September 27, 2016
  • The Impact of Electronic Evidence in Divorce Proceedings, Daily Business Review, September 15, 2016
  • Pre-Suit Divorce Settlements: Protecting the Privacy of High Net Worth Clients, Daily Business Review, August 30, 2016

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Florida Chapter, President, 2017 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Family Law Section, Member, Executive Council, 1997 - Present
  • Broward County Bar Association, Circuit Liaison for the Pro Bono Mentor Program, 1996 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section, Member, 1988 - Present
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Florida Chapter, Board of Managers, 2012 – Present
  • Palm Beach County Bar Association, 2002 – Present
  • South Palm Beach County Bar Association, 2002 – Present
  • 2010
    • Florida Bar, Family Law Section, Chair, 2009 - 2010
  • 2003
    • Florida Bar Journal and Family Law Commentator, Family Law Section, Co-Chair, Publications Committee, 2002 - 2003
  • 2002
    • Florida Bar Journal, Editor, Family Law Column, 2001 - 2002
    • Florida Bar, Family Law Section, Co-Chair of the Legislative Committee, 1996 - 2002
  • 1999
    • Florida Bar, Member, Family Law Rules Committee, 1996 - 1999
  • 1996
    • Broward County Bar Association, Family Law Section, Chair, 1995 - 1996

Seminars & Speaking Engagements

  • 2016
    • American Society of Appraisers' Advanced Business Valuation Conference, Mock Trial Presentation Leader: How to Become a More Effective Expert Witness, 2016
  • 2013
    • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Florida Chapter, Annual Institute: Business Valuations for Your Practice from Professional Associations to Publicly Traded Corporations, 2013
  • 2012
    • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Florida Chapter, Annual Institute: Successful Negotiation Strategies, 2012
  • 2011
    • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Florida Chapter, Annual Institute: Effective Opening Statements, 2011
  • 2010
    • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Florida Chapter, Annual Institute: Alimony Workshop, 2010
  • 2009
    • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Florida Chapter, Annual Institute: It's None of Your Business - Drafting Ironclad Premarital Agreements, 2009
  • 2008
    • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Florida Chapter, Annual Institute: It's None of Your Business - Sealing Records, Confidentiality Agreement and Other Privacy Related Concerns in Marital and Family Law Cases, 2008
    • The Florida Bar: Co-Chair, Marital and Family Law Certification Review Course, 2005 - 2008
  • 2006
    • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Florida Chapter, Annual Institute: Wade v. Hirschman, Child Custody Modification Revisited, 2006
    • The Florida Bar Journal: Codifying Cohabitation as a Ground for Modification or Termination of Alimony - So What's New?, 2006
    • Nova Southeastern University: Center for Psychological Studies Continuing Education Workshop Series, Child Custody Evaluations and Family Assessments, 2006
  • 2004
    • What About College? Drafting and Negotiating College Payment Provisions, 2004
    • The Florida Bar: Handling Clients - The First Interview through Trial - Course No. 0174R, 2004
  • 2002
    • Equitable Distribution - Course No. 5158R, 2002
  • 2000
    • Broward County Bar Association: Intermediate Family Law Seminar: What Lawyers Should Know About Parental Alienation Syndrome and Rotating Custody, October 26, 2000
  • 1999
    • The Florida Bar: Temporary Relief Hearings - Course No. 4718R, 1999
  • 1996
    • The Florida Bar: Discovery and Depositions - Course No. 7843R, 1996
  • 1995
    • The Florida Bar: Handling Clients – The First Interview Through Trial - Course No. 7644R, 1995
  • 1994
    • The Florida Bar: Handling Clients – The First Interview Through Trial - Course No. 7491R, 1994