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Peter L. Gladstone

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Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Boca Raton, FL

Gladstone & Weissman, P.A.
101 Renaissance Centre, 101 North Federal Highway, Suite 702
Boca Raton, FL 33432
Phone: 561-447-2274
Fax: 561-447-2275
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2022
Licensed in Florida Since: 1990
Practice Areas: Family Law
Attorney Profile

PETER L. GLADSTONE, PRINCIPAL/SHAREHOLDER, is Board Certified in Marital and Family Law (1999) and a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial 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 (2005-2022 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 Past 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, The 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 of the Susan B. Greenberg Family Law American Inns of Court of Palm Beaches, 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.

Moreover, Gladstone & Weissman has been named to the 2022 list of 'Best Law Firms' by U.S. News - Best Lawyers® as a ‘Tier-1' Marital and Family Law firm in the United States.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Family Law
Focus Areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights

Selections

17 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2022

About Peter L. Gladstone

First Admitted: 1990, Florida

Professional Webpage: https://www.gwpa.com/attorney/peter-l-gladstone/

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Circuit Liaison, Pro Bono Mentor Program for Broward County, 1996-Present

Bar/Professional Activity

  • South Palm Beach County Bar Association, 2002 – Present 
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Florida Chapter, Board of Managers, 2012 – Present
  • Palm Beach County Bar Association, 2002 – Present
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Florida Chapter, President, 2017-Present
  • Chair, Florida Bar, Family Law Section, 2009 - 2010
  • Chair of the Family Law Section of the Broward County Bar Association, 1995 - 1996
  • Co-Chair, Florida Bar, Family Law Section, Legislative Committee, 1996 - 2002
  • Co-Chair of the Publications Committee of the Family Law Section of the Florida Bar, 2002 - 2003
  • Member, American Bar Association, Family Law Section, 1988 - Present
  • Florida, 1990
  • Executive Council Member, Florida Bar, Family Law Section, 1997 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Family Law Rules Committee, 1996 - 1999
  • New York, 1989

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • American Society of Appraisers' Advanced Business Valuation Conference, Mock Trial Presentation Leader: How to Become a More Effective Expert Witness, 2016 
  • Broward County Bar Association, Circuit Liaison for the Pro Bono Mentor Program, 1996 - Present
  • Brangelina Split Raises Topic of Pre-Suit Divorce Settlements, Trusts & Estates, September 27, 2016
  • Pre-Suit Divorce Settlements: Protecting the Privacy of High Net Worth Clients, Daily Business Review, August 30, 2016 
  • The Impact of Electronic Evidence in Divorce Proceedings, Daily Business Review, September 15, 2016
  • The Florida Bar: Discovery and Depositions - Course No. 7843R, 1996
  • On the Divorce Firing Line: HNW Executive Compensation Packages, Trust & Estates, February 21, 2017
  • Co-Chair, Marital and Family Law Certification Review Course, Florida Bar, 2005 - 2008
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Wade v. Hirschman: Child Custody Modification Revisited, AAML 2006 Annual Institute, 2006
  • Child Custody Evaluations and Family Assessments, Nova Southeastern University, Center for Psychological Studies, Continuing Education Workshop Series, 2006
  • "Effective Opening Statements", American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Florida Chapter, Annual Institute, May 2011
  • "Successful Negotiation Strategies", American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Florida Chapter, Annual Institute, May 2012
  • "Alimony Workshop", American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Florida Chapter, Annual Institute, May 2010
  • "It's None of Your Business - Sealing Records, Confidentiality Agreement and Other Privacy Related Concerns in Marital and Family Law Cases", American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Florida Chapter, Annual Institute, May 2008
  • "Drafting Ironclad Premarital Agreements", American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Florida Chapter, Annual Institute, May 2009
  • "Business Valuations for Your Practice from Professional Associations to Publicly Traded Corporations", American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Florida Chapter, Annual Institute, May 2013
  • "What Lawyers Should Know About Parental Alienation Syndrome and Rotating Custody", Broward County Bar Association, Intermediate Family Law Seminar, October 26, 2000
  • Editor, Florida Bar Journal, Family Law Column, 2001 - 2002
  • Editor, Family Law Commentator, 2002 – 2003
  • The Florida Bar Journal: Codifying Cohabitation as a Ground for Modification or Termination of Alimony - So What's New?, 2006
  • What About College? Drafting and Negotiating College Payment Provisions, 2004
  • The Florida Bar: Handling Clients - The First Interview through Trial - Course No. 0174R, 2004
  • Equitable Distribution - Course No. 5158R, 2002
  • The Florida Bar: Handling Clients – The First Interview Through Trial - Course No. 7644R, 1995
  • The Florida Bar: Handling Clients – The First Interview Through Trial - Course No. 7491R, 1994
  • The Florida Bar: Temporary Relief Hearings - Course No. 4718R, 1999
  • Florida Bar, Family Law Section – Board Certification Seminar – Topic: Paternity, January 27, 2018

Honors/Awards

  • Selected for the National Association of Distinguished Counsel - Nation's Top One Percent May 9, 2016
  • National Advocates Top 100 Lawyers, 2015 
  • American Academy of Trial Attorneys Premier 100 Trial Attorneys, 2015
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2005 - 2021, Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers
  • Recognized as Top 100 Florida Super Lawyers - 2016-2017
  • Named In 2015 Top 100 List, Super Lawyers
  • Tapped to lecture at recent 2014 Marital & Family Law Review Course, Florida's single largest CLE Program February 13, 2014
  • Wins Lifestyle Media Group's 2015 Leaders in Law Award in Family Law Category May, 2015
  • Named to "Nation's Top One Percent" by The National Association of Distinguished Counsel March, 2015 - 2017
  • Named finalist for Lifestyle Media Group's 2015 Leaders in Law Awards February 19, 2015
  • Named to 2015 Best Lawyers in America© in Family Law October 3, 2014
  • Recognized as Top 100 Miami Super Lawyer - 2017
  • Appointed as President-Elect to AAML Florida Chapter Officers July 7, 2016
  • Named a 2018 Top Lawyer in Palm Beach Illustrated
  • Selected to speak at prestigious 2017 Marital & Family Law Review Course Presented by The Family Law Section of The Florida Bar and The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML), Florida Chapter
  • Appeared on "Inside South Florida" on WSFL-TV, Miami-Fort Lauderdale's CW affiliate, to discuss trends in divorce, March 2014
  • Appointed as President of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Florida Chapter 2017-18
  • Florida Super Lawyers 2006 - Present
  • Florida Trend Legal Elite, 2006, 2008-2012
  • Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2003 - Present
  • AV-Rated by Martindale Hubbell
  • Recognized as a 2019 Best Lawyer by the Best Lawyers in America
  • Named to South Florida Legal Guide's 2014 Top Lawyers January 30, 2014

Educational Background

  • Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts,B.A. - 1985

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Florida Bar Board Certified in Marital & Family Law, 1999
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Office Location for Peter L. Gladstone

101 Renaissance Centre
101 North Federal Highway, Suite 702
Boca Raton, FL 33432

Phone: 561-447-2274

Fax: 561-447-2275

Last Updated: 6/3/2022

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