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Peretz, Chesal & Herrmann, PL

United States 2024

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Year founded: 2009
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The two members of Peretz Chesal & Herrmann, P.L. (PCH) bring more than 50 years of combined legal experience and expertise to the practice of intellectual property law. The firm is rated 5.0 by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating a firm can achieve. In 2010 and 2011, U.S. News ranked PCH as a “First Tier” firm in Miami for intellectual property. Each PCH member is Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Intellectual Property law.

The firm's practice covers a wide expanse of the IP landscape. Steven Peretz concentrates 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. Steph Nagin is the Chair-Elect of The Florida Bar's Business Law Section. Michael chairs The Florida Bar Business Law Section's CLE Committee and previously chaired the Bar's Intellectual Property Certification Committee. He spearheaded The Florida Bar’s successful initiative to overhaul the state’s trademark statute, resulting in the Florida's 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.


Peretz, Chesal & Herrmann, PL is nationally ranked in 2 practice areas and metro ranked in 2 practice areas. Best Law Firms rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process.

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National Rankings

Tier 3
Tier 3 for Copyright Law
Tier 3 for Litigation - Intellectual Property

Metro Rankings

Tier 1 for Copyright Law
Tier 1 for Litigation - Intellectual Property


National Rankings

Tier 3
Tier 3 for Copyright Law
Tier 3 for Litigation - Intellectual Property

Regional Rankings

Tier 1 for Copyright Law
Tier 1 for Litigation - Intellectual Property

Practice Areas

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  • Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Trademark Law

Individuals Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America®

Peretz, Chesal & Herrmann, PL has 2 lawyers recognized for individual performance in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. By receiving this Best Lawyers recognition from their peers for their professional excellence, these lawyers made Peretz, Chesal & Herrmann, PL eligible for evaluation for Best Law Firms rankings. For almost two decades, Best Lawyers has awarded these singular accolades, making them the foundation of our Best Law Firms awards. Read more about our Best Lawyers process here.
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Awards are self-reported by firms and are not verified by the Best Law Firms rankings.
  • US News - Best Lawyers in Miami for Copyright Law and Litigation – Intellectual Property for 2015
  • 2013 Florida Super Lawyers

Main Location

Miami, FL
Suntrust International Center
One Southeast Third Avenue, Suite 1820
Miami, FL 33131
United States
305-341-3000 Call our Miami, FL location at 305-341-3000 Get Directions Get directions to our Miami, FL location

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