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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 five 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 serves as Chairman Emeritus and a member of the Executive Committee of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Miami, where he previously served two terms as Chairman of the Board. He currently serves as a member of the Jackson Health Foundation. 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, 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.



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 Perez Art Museum of Miami on high-profile projects.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Real Estate Law, 1987-2024
  • Recipient, Daily Business Review, "Lifetime Achievement Award," 2023
  • Recipient, MCCJ, “Silver Medallion Award,” 2023
  • Recipient, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami, “Lifetime Achievement Award,” 2022
  • Listed, South Florida Business Journal, "Power Leaders," 2014-2015, 2017, and 2019-2023
  • Listed, Chambers USA Guide, every edition, 1990-2023
    • "Senior Statespeople," 2022-2023
  • Listed, South Florida Legal Guide, "Top Lawyer," 2012-2021
  • Selected, Florida Trend Magazine, Florida 500 – Law, 2018-2020
    • Living Legend 2021-2022
  • Team Member, Law360 "Florida Regional Powerhouse," 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2021, and 2022
  • Recipient, Daily Business Review, "Distinguished Leaders in Law," 2017
  • Recipient, South Florida Business Journal, “Ultimate CEO Awards,” 2016
  • 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, 2013-2021
  • Team Member, a Law360 "Real Estate Practice Group of the Year," 2011-2012 and 2022
  • 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 Member, Jackson Health Foundation
  • 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, 2016-2020
    • Chairman Emeritus, 2021-2023
    • 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, 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


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