About The Firm
Peterson, Baldor & Maranges, PLLC is a South Florida-based law firm primarily practicing in the areas of real estate, development, and construction law. Years of practice in big firms and the public sector have shaped our knowledge in precise areas of law, but we have chosen a boutique environment for a reason: we like our clients and our clients like us, and we have learned that working the way they need us to, translates into success for them and us.
We gain great satisfaction from what we do, and our passion for our practice, low overhead and personalized client service frees us to commit ourselves fully to our client’s objective. One example is our construction practice. We are serious about construction law, but it is our enthusiasm for it, combined with our extensive experience in private sector and government contracting, dispute resolution and trial work, and construction transactions and disputes, that elevates us to one of the top boutique law firms in South Florida.
Our accomplished attorneys have a proven track record of success representing clients in sophisticated deals and big-ticket, complex litigation at both the trial and appellate levels. At Peterson, Baldor & Maranges, we are that rare breed of attorney that are creative in deals and actually try cases, prefer personable relationships with clients, and know the law well enough to have fun practicing it. Whether we are serving as outside counsel to negotiate a business contract, trying a complex case in court, or working with a client to develop a real estate project, we will work harder, longer, and smarter to advance our client’s interests.
Michael has been practicing law in South Florida for over 20 years and has vast experience in the fields of construction, environmental and land use law, and complex commercial litigation. In 2009, Michael was retained to represent one of the largest material suppliers involved in the state and multi-district litigation stemming from the importation of Chinese-manufactured drywall into the United States. He defended personal injury and property damage claims brought by 4,193 plaintiffs across the southeast United States. Read More >
Jose began his legal career as an Assistant State Attorney with the Miami-Dade County State Attorney’s Office. After leaving the State in 2006, he focused his legal career in the areas of construction law, business law, commercial litigation, and real estate litigation. Jose has represented a wide range of clients, including a multi-national engineering and construction company, local gun club and indoor shooting range, condominium development, and international credit card merchant processor. Read More >
Matthew is Board Certified in Construction Law by The Florida Bar. He focuses his practices on construction law and also leads the firm’s condominium law practice. Matthew received his bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University in Washington D.C. and earned his Juris Doctor degree from the Florida International University College of Law, graduating within the top 15% of his class. Read More >