Bar Admissions

  • Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida

Rob Machate

Robert “Rob” Machate is an Associate at Robert Allen Law and practices in the Yacht Transaction and Litigation departments at the firm. Rob grew up around the water in South Florida and has been around yachts nearly all his life.  Prior to the joining the firm, Rob served as an Assistant State Attorney in Florida’s Fifteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Palm Beach County.  While at the State Attorney’s Office, Rob prosecuted thousands of cases and tried approximately 25 jury trials.  Rob also worked in the West Palm Beach Office of a national law firm where he practiced in their commercial litigation department.

Since joining Robert Allen Law, Rob has gained extensive experience in representing a wide array of clients in the yachting industry, including buyers, sellers, brokerages, manufacturers, dealers, and banking institutions. 

Practice Areas

  • Superyacht Transactions
  • Yacht Purchase and Sale Agreements
  • Yacht-Related Litigation
  • Business Litigation
  • Broker Disputes
  • Contract Disputes



    • Nova Southeastern University School of Law (J.D. 2017)
      • Deans List Award
      • CALI Excellence for the Future Award
    • University of Florida (B.A. 2014)
      • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science

    Professional & Civic Organizations

      • Federal Bar Association
        • Palm Beach County Chapter, National Delegate 
      • International Superyacht Society
      • International Yacht Brokers Association
      • Palm Beach County Bar Association
        • Member of the Young Lawyers Section

    Publications & Speaking Engagements

    Contact Us

    Robert Allen Law has offices in The Four Seasons Office Tower in the heart of the Miami financial district and in Palm Beach, Florida.

    (p) 305.372.3300 (f) 305.379.7018
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