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Matthew B. Gorson

Matt Gorson currently serves as Senior Chairman of the firm. He oversees the day-to-day operations of the firm’s Southeast and California offices and previously served as the firm’s President and Chairman. Matt joined Greenberg Traurig in 1973 as the firm’s 14th lawyer, and became one of the most prolific and in-demand real estate attorneys in South Florida. His work over the last three decades has played a key role in revitalizing the urban landscape and changing the skyline of Downtown Miami, Brickell Avenue, Miami Beach and Sunny Isles. As the former chair of the firm's national Real Estate Practice, Matt was instrumental in developing the firm's reputation as a real estate powerhouse.

Matt focuses his community involvement on areas in which he can make a difference. He is Founder and past Chairman of the Downtown Miami Charter School. Matt currently serves as Chairman of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Miami. He is a former Board Member and Campaign Chairman of United Way of Miami-Dade and a Former Board Member of the New World Symphony, Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, the City of Miami Downtown Development Authority, Mt. Sinai Hospital, the 11th Judicial Circuit Historical Society, and Friends of the Underline. Matt is a Board Emeritus Member of Tulane University and founder of both Mt. Sinai Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

Capabilities

Experience

Matt has represented many of the largest development companies in South Florida, including the Related Group, Swire Pacific Realty, Swerdlow Companies and the Trump Group. He has also worked with the University of Miami and St. Thomas University on real estate issues and served as special counsel to the City of Miami, Miami-Dade County, and the Miami Art Museum on high-profile projects.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, Florida Trend, "Florida 500," 2019 
  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Real Estate Law, 1987-2020
  • Listed, South Florida Business Journal, "Power Leaders," 2014-2015, 2017, and 2019
    • "Power Leaders 250 - Professional Services," 2019 
    • "Power Leaders in Law," 2017
    • "Top 100 Power Leaders," 2014-2015
  • Listed, Chambers USA Guide, every edition, 1990-2019
  • Team Member, a Law360 "Florida Powerhouse," 2018
  • Selected, Florida Trend Magazine, Florida 500 – Law, 2018
  • Listed, South Florida Legal Guide, "Top Lawyer," 2012-2020
  • Listed, The Legal 500 United States, Real Estate and Construction - Real Estate, 2007, 2009 and 2014
  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Florida Super Lawyers, 2006-2014
  • Team Member, The Legal 500 United States, "Top Tier" Firm in Real Estate, 2013
  • Team Member, a Law360 "Real Estate Practice Group of the Year," 2011 and 2012
  • Recipient, South Florida Business Leader magazine, "Business Leader of the Year Award," Legal Category, 2011
  • Listed, Florida Trend magazine, "Legal Elite," Real Estate Law, 2004-2005, 2007-2008, 2010
  • Listed, SunPost, "50 Most Influential South Floridians," April 24, 2008
  • Named, Business Journal, "South Florida Heavy Hitters," Real Estate, 2004
  • Rated, AV Preeminent® 5.0 out of 5.0

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  • Board Emeritus Member, Tulane University
  • Founder and Past Chairman, Downtown Miami Charter School
  • Advisory Board Member, Best Lawyers in America, 2013-Present
  • Chair, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami, Board of Directors, 2016-2018
    • Honorary Gala Chair, The Big Event, 2015
  • Former Executive Committee, Board Member, and Campaign Chairman, United Way of Miami-Dade
  • Former Board Member, City of Miami Downtown Development Authority
  • Former Board Member, Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, Board of Governors
  • Former Board Member, 11th Judicial Circuit Historical Society
  • Former Board Member, American Diabetes Association
    • Chair, American Diabetes Association Father of the Year Gala, 2010
  • Former Board Member, New World Symphony
  • Former Board Member, Mt. Sinai Hospital
  • Former Board of Trustees, Friends of the Underline
  • Founder, Baptist Hospital
  • Founder, Mt. Sinai Hospital
  • Member, American Bar Association

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., University of Chicago Law School, 1973
  • B.A., Tulane University, 1970
Admissions
  • Florida