While he currently lives in Florida, Matthew Palentchar is originally from New Jersey. He grew up as many East Coast kids did playing baseball, basketball, football and soccer both in established leagues as well as simply for fun with the neighborhood kids. He graduated High School and then promptly attended Rutgers University – New Brunswick. At Rutgers University, he graduated with his Bachelor’s of Arts in Political Science. It was while earning his political science degree that he decided to pursue a career in the legal field. After earning his undergraduate degree, Matthew Palentchar went on to Ohio Northern University to study and receive his Juris Doctorate. Once he finished his education, he relocated to Florida, passed the bar exam and began his practice.

Beginning his practice in 2004, Matthew Palentchar started in Fort Myers, FL. It was in this first year that he really learned the ropes and after gaining the needed knowledge from the firm he was employed at, he decided to start his own business, “Matthew G. Palentchar, Esq. P.A. With his first firm, he honed in on many different legal skills emphasizing in real estate, corporate transactions, probate, simple estate planning, and small business law. Because of the importance of these tasks to any business, Matthew Palentchar became more and more interested in these legal areas. After a short break, he then started his current business, “Matthew G. Palentchar, PLLC located in Saint Petersburg, FL.