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Matthew Handler is Of Counsel in the Real Estate Operations Practice. Matthew focuses his practice on commercial real estate disputes and litigations arising out of the ownership, management, and operation of commercial real estate. Matthew also has wide-ranging experience with general commercial litigation in state and federal courts and in JAMS and AAA arbitrations.


Esperienze Professionali - Attività Accademiche

  • Prosecuted a landlord-tenant action on behalf of a national retailer based upon its landlord’s repeated failures to mitigate flood conditions and deliver first-class retail space to tenant as provided under the parties’ leases.°
  • Defended a real estate development fund in a breach of fiduciary duty and fraud action brought by minority members based upon allegations that the fund managers failed to timely sell fund properties during peak market profitability.°
  • Prosecuted a landlord-tenant action on behalf of a global bank based upon its landlord’s scheme to pass through millions of dollars in fraudulent tax and operating expense charges under the parties’ triple net leases.°
  • Defended a real estate investment and development firm in a RICO action brought by investors based upon allegations that firm managers concealed investment losses.°
  • Prosecuted a fraud and breach of fiduciary duty action on behalf of an investor in a foreign real estate development venture based upon the project managers’ material misrepresentations concerning the scope of the project, misappropriation of investment funds, and concealment of investment losses.°
  • Defended a global bank in an interpleader action brought by the IRS to resolve a claim priority dispute over the tax-debtor’s music royalty stream; the tax-debtor assigned music royalties to the bank as part of a securitization transaction; the IRS sought to set aside that securitization transaction based upon alter ego, nominee, and fraudulent transfer theories of third-party liability.°

°The above representations were handled by Mr. Handler prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

Riconoscimenti e Premi

  • Team Member, U.S. News – Best Lawyers, "Law Firm of the Year: Litigation - Real Estate," 2022
  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, New York Metro Super Lawyers, “Rising Stars,” 2018-2022


  • B.S., magna cum laude, Syracuse University, S.I. Newhouse School of Communications
  • Laurea magistrale in Giurisprudenza, cum laude, Brooklyn Law School
    • Executive Articles Editor, Brooklyn Law Review
Tirocinio presso una Corte
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • New York
  • New Jersey