Matthew B. Gorson

Matthew B. Gorson

Senior Chairman

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. 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 two 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 Chairman of the Downtown Miami Charter School and serves as Chair of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Miami. He is a former Board Member and Executive Committee Member 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 and the 11th Judicial Circuit Historical Society. 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, South Florida Business Journal, "Power Leaders in Law," 2017
  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Real Estate Law, 1987-2017
  • Listed, South Florida Legal Guide, "Top Lawyer," 2012-2016
  • Listed, Chambers USA Guide, every edition, 1990-2016
  • Listed, South Florida Business Journal, "Top 100 Power Leaders," 2014-2015
  • 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

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  • Board Emeritus Member, Tulane University
  • Founder and Chairman, Downtown Miami Charter School
  • Chair, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami, Board of Directors, 2016-2018
    • Honorary Gala Chair, The Big Event, 2015
  • Former Executive Committee and Board Member, United Way of Miami-Dade
    • Former Chair, Community Investment 
  • 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
  • Founder, Baptist Hospital
  • Founder, Mt. Sinai Hospital
  • Member, American Bar Association

Credentials

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