Our Team

Winston is a graduate of St. Thomas University School of Law where he was a member of the Honors Mock Trial Team and publicly recognized for his outstanding services in pro-bono work. Winston has clerked for international commercial law firm Clyde & Co. in Paris, France. Prior to law, he attained a B.A. from Boston College and worked for an international trade inspections company in Montreal, Canada. Winston is admitted to the US District Court Southern District of Florida and is a member of the Florida Bar. Winston’s areas of expertise include foreclosure defense, consumer chapter 7 and chapter 13 bankruptcy, corporate chapter 7 bankruptcy, contract formation, real estate litigation, and complex commercial transactions.

Winston I. Cuenant

Esq., Partner

Richard is a graduate of Golden Gate University School of Law in San Francisco and has an undergraduate business degree from the University of Florida. He has tried hundreds of bankruptcy and civil foreclosure defense cases in the State of Florida, particularly chapter 7 and chapter 13s, and is also a member of the U.S. Tax Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, U.S. District Court of Florida for Northern, Middle, and Southern districts. Currently Richard is seeking an LLM in Taxation from the University of Alabama. Richard’s areas of expertise include chapter 7 and chapter 13 bankruptcy law, foreclosure defense law, real estate litigation, family law, and tax law.
Michael Alterman is a South Florida native, raised in Cooper City. He attended college at the University of Florida and law school at St. Thomas University. After graduating, Michael spent some time at a small firm in Delray Beach, FL working on personal injury and property damage cases. Following his time in Delray Beach, Michael spent some time in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania working on commercial litigation and predatory lending cases. Michael also passed both the Pennsylvania and New Jersey bar exams while he was located in Philly. In 2009, Michael returned to South Florida and began working at a firm in Plantation where he litigated foreclosure actions on behalf of many of the major banks. He has attended hearings in most of the counties throughout the state of Florida and has developed a wealth of knowledge and experience in the foreclosure arena.
Brian Kowal, Esq. was born in Rochester, New York. He attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison for his undergraduate education. Thereafter, he moved to South Florida to attend NovaSoutheastern for Law School. After graduating Law School, he worked for a firm in Aventura, Florida. At this firm, he focused mainly on Commercial and Civil Litigation matters and became responsible for managing the Collections Department. In 2009, Mr. Kowal worked for a Law Firm in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. There, Mr. Kowal represented Lenders and servicers throughout the State of Florida. Mr. Kowal has extensive Courtroom experience and has argued at various levels of the Florida Court System. Along with his extensive knowledge of the Mortgage Industry, Mr. Kowal has become very involved in defending the rights of Creditors.

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    Cuenant & Pennington, P.A. is a Florida law firm that specializes in bankruptcy, real estate litigation, foreclosure defense, student loan defense and general civil litigation matters. Our goal is to treat each and every client as if there are our only one. We pride ourselves on being available to our clients 24 hours a day to guide and assist them during these tough and trying times.

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