Let’s dispel with the formalities right now. If we’re going to be working together, it’s important that we can talk to each other like real people. So while we’ll try to keep from overwhelming you with a lot of legal terminology that only has meaning to other lawyers, you should feel free to talk to us about anything that matters to you or is bothering you. That way we can have real conversations and actually get things done.

Of course all of that starts with getting to know each other. So here’s a little bit about who we are.

About PeytonBolin

Founded by partners Mauri Peyton and Jane Bolin, PeytonBolin, PL is a Florida-based full-service real estate law firm focused on the practice of community association law.

Committed to providing resourceful, knowledgeable, and consistent representation for associations and individual owners, the entire staff operates as a team to provide the highest quality service.

We bring our litigation experience and skills to each matter in a case-specific and cost-effective way. Although always prepared to litigate aggressively for our clients, we are practical problem solvers who seek resolve the underlying concern for our clients.

The firm handles residential and commercial closings and is uniquely positioned to assist buyers and sellers with properties governed by community associations.

PeytonBolin Team


Mauri E. Peyton, Esq. The Florida Bar

Mauri E. Peyton, Esq.

Founding Member, Chief Financial Officer, Board Certified

Mauri Peyton grew up in Dallas, TX. He earned a B.A. in business administration from Washington Jefferson College and graduated cum laude from St. Thomas University School of Law, where he was an editor of the St. Thomas Law Review. In 2007, Mauri founded the Law Firm of Mauri Peyton, P.A.

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  • ext. 4003
Jane F. Bolin, Esq.

Jane F. Bolin, Esq.

Founding Member, Chief Marketing Officer, Rising Star 2015

Originally from the Washington, DC area, the focus of Jane’s practice is association law and real property litigation. She received a B.A. in political science from Radford University, a Masters in sports management from the United States Sports Academy, and her juris doctorate from St. Thomas University School of Law.

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Joseph S. Giannell, Esq. The Florida Bar Super Lawyers

Joseph S. Giannell, Esq.

Founding Member, Chief Operating Officer

Joseph S. Giannell grew up in Ashtabula, Ohio before moving to Florida to attend law school. He graduated summa cum laude from Baldwin-Wallace College with a B.A. in business finance and economics, and he graduated summa cum laude (3rd in his class) from St. Thomas University School of Law.

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  • ext. 4001

Michael Mayer, Esq.

Litigation Managing Attorney

Michael Mayer grew up in Montvale, New Jersey before moving to Florida. He received his B.A. in English from the University of Florida and received his juris doctorate from St. Thomas University School of Law. While in law school, Michael received the best in class award for Trial Advocacy.

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  • ext. 4007

Marlene Brito, Esq.

Associate Attorney

Marlene Brito is a South Florida native. She received a B.S. in criminal justice from Florida International University and graduated magna cum laude from St. Thomas University School of Law.  After her first year in law school, Marlene was a recipient of the Cuban American Bar Foundation 2014 “At-Large” Scholarship.

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Melissa O’Connor, Esq.

Melissa O’Connor, Esq.

Of Counsel

Melissa O’Connor assists clients in the firms’ environmental and land use practice, including counseling and advising clients about strategies to assure environmental compliance and avoid or minimize environmental risks and liabilities, in addition to defense of environmental enforcement actions. She represents companies and individuals in matters involving federal, state, and local regulatory agencies. She also assists in real estate litigation matters.

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  • ext. 4004
Katie Miller, Esq.

Katie Miller, Esq.


Katie Miller grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah and earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Utah. She graduated with her juris doctorate from New England Law Boston. Katie joined the PeytonBolin team 2014 and is the general counsel representing homeowner and association clients. It is Katie’s goal to help her clients fully understand their legal rights and responsibilities as well as help them maximize the great personal fulfillment there is to being a homeowner and active in their community.

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Diane Wright

Diane Wright

Marketing Manager

Diane has been with the firm for over six years. This experience has given her many opportunities for professional growth. She has had the privilege of seeing the PeytonBolin team quadruple in size. Her roles have changed and advanced with the sustained growth and has included management, management development, and special projects.

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  • ext. 1201
Elizabeth K. Schlaerth

Elizabeth K. Schlaerth

Office Manager

Beth grew up in a small town just outside of Rochester, New York. After getting her BA in Political Science and Anthropology she relocated to sunny South Florida! Prior to joining the PeytonBolin team in 2012, she worked at Barry University in the Archives and Special Collections Department.

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We’re a team worth joining

At Peyton Bolin we get things done. We’re always on the lookout for like-minded individuals who want to make a difference for their clients and enjoy being part of a true team.

If that describes you, we invite you to submit your resume with cover letter. But first read out charter document. In your cover letter tell us what you see in that document that inspires you to be part of Peyton Bolin, what parts you identify with personally and what professional experiences you have that speak to the charter.

The process of becoming a PeytonBolin team member requires 2-3 interviews and the submission of references and writing samples. The first step is to send your resume and cover letter to express your interest.

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We’re real people making a real difference

See our team in action in the various communities we serve.





  • Children diagnostic & treatment center
  • Feeding south florida
  • Florida coalition for the homeless
  • Give a Bag
  • Lifenet For Families
  • Mercedes Benz Corporate Run
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • Rebuilding Together Broward Country
  • School supplies drive
  • School supplies drive
  • School supplies drive
  • Spinathon
  • Voice for Children
  • Women in distress