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Peter L. Gladstone

101 Renaissance Centre, Suite 702, 101 North Federal Highway Boca Raton, Florida 33432
Firm: Gladstone, Weissman, Hirschberg & Schneider, P.A.
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Gladstone, Weissman, Hirschberg & Schneider, P.A.


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Phone Number (561) 447-2274

Peter L. Gladstone is a Principal of the law firm of Gladstone, Weissman, Hirschberg & Schneider, P.A. He is Board Certified in Marital and Family Law (1999) and a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (2003), having practiced exclusively in this field since 1988. Mr. Gladstone is AV-Rated by Martindale-Hubbell and has been repeatedly selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America (2005-2023 editions), Florida Trend Legal Elite magazine3, Florida Super Lawyers (“Top 10 Florida Lawyers 2021 and 2022”), and South Florida Legal Guide – Top Lawyers. He is a graduate of Brandeis University (B.A. 1985) and of The Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University (J.D., 1988).

Mr. Gladstone is a past President of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Florida Chapter, and sits on the Board of Managers. Mr. Gladstone is also a past Chair of the Family Law Section of the Florida Bar, making him one of a select few who have held both leadership positions within the family law bar. Mr. Gladstone served on the Executive Council of the Family Law Section of the Florida Bar from 1997 to 2010 and remains active as a trustee. Mr. 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), a past member of the Family Law Rules Committee of the Florida Bar (1996 – 1999), and a member of the Family Law Section of the American Bar Association (1988-present). Mr. Gladstone was recently 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. Mr. Gladstone is licensed to practice law in both Florida and New York. Gladstone, Weissman, Hirschberg & Schneider, P.A. 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.

Mr. Gladstone has lectured throughout the state on assorted topics concerning Family Law, including equitable distribution, business valuation, executive compensation, trial advocacy, prenuptial agreements, discovery and depositions, attorneys’ fees and costs, temporary relief hearings, and parenting plans. He is a published author of articles appearing in the Florida Bar Journal and the Family Law Commentator.

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Family Law
  • Matrimonial Law

CERTIFIED LEGAL SPECIALTIES

  • The 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

  • Super Lawyers – Top 10 Miami Super Lawyers  – 2021, 2022 and 2023
  • The National Association of Distinguished Counsel – Nation’s Top One Percent
  • American Academy of Trial Attorneys Premier 100 Trial Attorneys
  • Leaders in Law, South Florida Business and Wealth Magazine, Attorney of the Year in Family Law
  • National Advocates Top 100 Lawyers
  • Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • AV-Rated by Martindale Hubbell
  • Florida Trend Legal Elite
  • South Florida Legal Guide - Top Lawyer
  • The Best Lawyers in America – Best Lawyers for Family Law in Fort Lauderdale – 2022
  • The Best Lawyers in America – Best Lawyers for Family Law – 2023
  • The Best Lawyers in America – Family Law Lawyer of the Year for the Fort Lauderdale Metropolitan Area (including Boca Raton) – 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019 and 2020
  • Chambers & Partners – Band 1 Top-Ranked High-Net-Worth Family Law Attorney

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

SEMINARS & SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

  • The Florida Bar
    • 11/03/94: Handling Clients – The First Interview through Trial - Course No. 7491R
    • 11/02/95: Handling Clients – The First Interview through Trial – Course No. 7664R
    • 11/05/96: Discovery & Depositions – Course No. 7843R
    • 11/01/99: Temporary Relief Hearings – Course No. 4718R
    • 05/17/02: Equitable Distribution – Course No. 5158R
    • 4/2004: “What About College? Drafting and Negotiating College Payment Provisions”
    • 11/18/04: Handling Clients – The First Interview through Trial – Course No. 0174R
    • 01/28/05, 01/26/06, 1/26/07 and 1/28/08: Co-Chair, Marital and Family Law Certification Review Course
    • 03/2006: “Codifying Cohabitation as a Ground for Modification or Termination of Alimony – So What’s New?” The Florida Bar Journal, March 2006
    • 08/27/14: “Understanding Corporate Returns, Trust Returns and the Related Financial Issues Impacting A Family Law Case – Discovery Considerations” – Course No. 17774R
    • 01/26/18: Florida Bar, Family Law Section – Board Certification Seminar – Paternity
    • 01/25/19: Florida Bar, Family Law Section – Board Certification Seminar: Attorneys’ Fees
    • 01/31/20: Florida Bar, Family Law Section – Board Certification Seminar: Attorneys’ Fees
    • 10/7,8 and 9/21: Florida Bar, Family Law Section – Trial Advocacy Workshop, Team Leader
    • 01/21/22: Florida Bar, Family Law Section – Board Certification Seminar: Attorneys’ Fees
    • 02/09/23: Florida Bar, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section: Estate Planning and Asset Protection for the High-Net Worth Client: "Divorce, Trusts, and Nuptials: A Legal Love Triangle."
  • Broward/Palm Beach Associations
    • Intermediate Family Law Seminar: “What Lawyers Should Know About Parental Alienation Syndrome and Rotating Custody,” Broward County Bar Association, October 26, 2000.
    • “You Got Him To Say What? – Mastering Deposition Skills,” Palm Beach County Bar Association, April 2013.
    • “Modification of Parenting Plans,” Palm Beach County Bar Association, April 2014.
  • Other Organizations and Associations
    • Nova Southeastern University, Center for Psychological Studies Continuing Education Workshop Series, “Child Custody Evaluations and Family Assessments," March 2006
    • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Florida Chapter, Annual Institute, May 2006, “Wade v. Hirschman, Child Custody Modification Revisited.”
    • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Florida Chapter, Annual Institute, May 2008, “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 2009, “Drafting Ironclad Premarital Agreements.”
    • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Florida Chapter, Annual Institute, May 2010, “Alimony Workshop.”
    • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Florida Chapter, Annual Institute, May 2011, “Effective Opening Statements.”
    • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Florida Chapter, Annual Institute, May 2012, “Successful Negotiation Strategies.”
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Awards
Lawyer of the Year recognition for Peter L. Gladstone
Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:
Family Law, Fort Lauderdale (2020)
  • National Advocates Top 100 Lawyers – 2015
  • Leaders in Law, South Florida Business and Wealth Magazine, Attorney of the Year in Family Law – 2015
  • The National Association of Distinguished Counsel, Nation’s Top One Percent – 2015 - 2017
  • Super Lawyers – Top 100 Florida Super Lawyers – 2016-2018
  • Super Lawyers – Top 100 Miami Super Lawyers – 2018
  • Florida Super Lawyers – 2006-2018
  • The Best Lawyers in America – 2005 - 2018
Education
Yeshiva University, JD
Graduated 1988
Brandeis University, BA
Graduated 1985
Contact Details and Office Locations
101 Renaissance Centre, Suite 702, 101 North Federal Highway
Boca Raton, Florida 33432
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