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From 2011 through 2019, U.S. News has ranked Peretz Chesal & Herrmann P.L (PCH) as a “Tier1” firm in Miami for intellectual property. The firm is rated 5.0 by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating a firm can achieve.

Steven Peretz and Michael Chesal, the two founding members of PCH bring more than 60 years of combined legal experience and expertise to the practice of intellectual property law. They are both Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Intellectual Property law. Steven was named the Top IP Law Litigator in the Miami area in 2016 by Best Lawyers.

The firm’s practice covers a wide expanse of the IP landscape. Steven Peretz concentrates his practice on IP litigation, both in South Florida and nationally, and has obtained multi-million dollar judgments and settlements in patent, trademark, and copyright cases, in addition to obtaining emergency injunctive relief in numerous trademark cases. With over 1000 trademark registrations under his supervision, Michael Chesal brings a commanding capability to his domestic and international trademark portfolio practice. 

PCH’s attorneys are leaders in the Florida IP legal community. Michael is the former chair of The Florida Bar Business Law Section which has over 5,000 members. He spearheaded The Florida Bar’s successful initiative to overhaul the state’s trademark statute, resulting in the Florida legislature’s enactment of the first substantive amendments to the Florida Trademark Act in over 15 years. Both Michael and Steven are past Chairs of The Florida Bar’s Intellectual Property Law Committee and have been featured speakers on IP law at numerous Florida Bar seminars and meetings.

Taken together, PCH’s attorneys offer an unparalleled caliber of legal experience, sophistication, service and value in identifying, protecting, licensing and enforcing the valuable intellectual property rights and assets of their clients.