Peter J Guala

Peter J Guala

Guala Law Firm
  • Business Law, Arbitration & Mediation, Real Estate Law
  • Florida
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Peter J. Guala is a Florida attorney, and the Founder and Managing Shareholder of Guala Law Firm which offers legal counsel in practice areas including condominium and planned development / community association law, corporate counsel, real estate law and industry focused practices.

Mr. Guala is a Board Certified Specialist in Condominium and Planned Development 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 operating 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.

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 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 a Florida Supreme Court Certified Mediator.

Practice Areas
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Arbitration & Mediation
Business - Arbitration/Mediation, Consumer - Arbitration/Mediation
Real Estate Law
Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
Video Conferencing
  • Google Meet
  • Zoom
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Florida
The Florida Bar
ID Number: 0087419
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Managing Shareholder
Guala Law Firm
- Current
Partner
Private Law Firm
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Senior Associate Attorney
Private Law Firm
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Associate Attorney
Private Law Firm
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Law Clerk
Private Law Firm
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Legal Intern for Economic Crime Unit
City of Philadelphia District Attorneys Office
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Education
University of Scranton
B.S. | Economics
Honors: Graduated magna cum laude, University of Scranton Excellence in Economics Award, Graduated with Honors from The Business Leadership Honors Program
Activities: The Business Leadership Honors Program
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University of Miami School of Law
J.D. (2010) | Law
Honors: CALI Excellence for the Future Award in International Business Transactions, Business and Financial Law Certificate
Activities: Treasurer – Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Society, Litigation Skills Program
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Awards
Best for Real Estate - Florida
CorporateAmerica's Legal Elite Awards
CALI Excellence for the Future Award - International Business Transactions
CALI
Professional Associations
Broward County Bar Association
Member
- Current
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Weston Florida Chamber of Commerce
Member
- Current
Activities: Weston Leaders
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Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce
Member
- Current
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Florida Bar, Business Law Section
Member
- Current
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The Florida Bar
Member
- Current
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Florida Bar, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
Member
- Current
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Protect Your Business – Why to Put Agreements in Writing
News and Resources, Guala Law Firm
Local Business Tax Renewals Due September 30th
News and Resources, Guala Law Firm
Be Mindful of Personal Guarantees In Business
News and Resources, Guala Law Firm
Personal Liability Protection Tip for Business Owners: Observe Formalities
News and Resources, Guala Law Firm
Personal Liability Protection Tip for Business Owners: Sign on Behalf of the Entity
News and Resources, Guala Law Firm
Attention Florida businesses – Have you filed your annual report?
News and Resources, Guala Law Firm
Drafting Effective Contracts for Generative AI: Tips for Small Business in Florida
News and Resources, Guala Law Firm
How to Choose the Legal Entity for Your Startup
News and Resources, Guala Law Firm
Limited Liability Limited Partnership in Florida: Breaking Down the Basics
Limited Liability Partnership in Florida: A Primer
Limited Partnership 101: Understanding the Basics in Florida
Why Florida Professionals Should Consider a Professional Service Corporation or Professional Limited Liability Company
What is a Subchapter S Corporation and How Does It Work in Florida?
The Ins and Outs of Florida Limited Liability Companies: What You Need to Know
Is a Contract Enforceable When Certain Terms Are Unclear or Missing?
News and Resources, Guala Law Firm
New Registration Requirements for All Condominiums, Cooperatives, and Homeowners’ Associations in Miami-Dade County
News and Resources, Guala Law Firm
HOA Boards, Remember at the First Board Meeting You Need to Consider Preserving the HOA Covenants from Extinguishment Under MRTA
News and Resources, Guala Law Firm
Speaking Engagements
The Corporate Transparency Act – The Questions Attorneys and Companies Should Be Asking, Broward County Bar Association Presents:, Webinar
Broward County Bar Association
A CLE presentation regarding the questions that attorneys and companies should be asking about The Corporate Transparency Act.
The Questions You Should Be Asking About The Corporate Transparency Act, Palm Beach County Solo/Small Firm Group January Meeting, Boca Raton, Florida
Palm Beach County Solo/Small Firm Group
Corporate Transparency Act - A Brief Overview of Critical Components, Broward County Bar Association Solo/Small Firm Section January Meeting, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Broward County Bar Association
Corporate Transparency Act - A Guide to Key Essentials, Weston, Florida
Weston Leaders, Weston Florida Chamber of Commerce
Certifications
Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Mediator
Florida Supreme Court
Board Certified - Condominium and Planned Development Law
The Florida Bar
Websites & Blogs
Website
Guala Law Firm
Website
Peter J. Guala | About
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News and Resources | Guala Law Firm
Contact & Map
Guala Law Firm
150 S Pine Island Road
Suite 300
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33324
Telephone: (954) 799-4000
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