Matthew B. Gorson: Lawyer with Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Matthew B. Gorson

Miami,  FL  U.S.A.

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  • Real Estate
    Contact InfoTelephone: 305.579.0777
    Fax: 305.961.5777
    University Tulane University, B.A., cum laude, 1970
    Law SchoolUniversity of Chicago Law School, J.D., 1973
    Admitted1973, Florida

    Professional & Community Involvement
    •Executive Committee and Board Member, Tulane University
    •Chair, Physical Plant and Campus Development Committee
    •Chair, Real Estate Committee
    •Vice Chair, Academic Affairs Committee
    •Founder and Chairman, Downtown Miami Charter School
    •Board Member, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Miami, Board of Directors
    •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

    BornPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, April 29, 1948

    Matt Gorson currently serves as Co-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.

    During his career, 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 special projects.

    Matt focuses his community involvement on areas in which he can make a difference. He led the movement to open a charter school in downtown Miami, where he serves as Chairman. Matt currently serves on the board and executive committee of Tulane University, and is also on the board of directors 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 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 founder of both Mt. Sinai Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

    Awards & Recognition
    •Listed, Chambers USA Guide, every edition, 1990-2014
    •Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Real Estate Law, 1987-2015
    •Listed, South Florida Business Journal, Top 100 Power Leaders, 2014-2015
    •Listed, South Florida Legal Guide, Top Lawyer, 2012-2015
    •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

    AV, BV, AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used under in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.

    Associated News & Events
    51 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Recognized by South Florida Legal Guide
    Greenberg Traurig Welcomes Five New Hires
    Greenberg Traurig Continues Expansion of Real Estate Practice, Adds Christopher L. Barnett and Michael J. Thomas as Shareholders in Miami Office
    Greenberg Traurig Partners with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Miami for School to Work Program
    Greenberg Traurig Receives First-Tier Rankings in Five Florida Metropolitan Markets in U.S. News - Best Lawyers 2015 'Best Law Firms' Edition
    129 Greenberg Traurig Florida Attorneys Listed In Best Lawyers In America 2015
    Greenberg Traurig Selected as a 'Florida Powerhouse' by Law360
    Greenberg Traurig Ranked in 2014 Legal 500 United States Guide
    96 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Named 2014 Florida Super Lawyers
    53 Greenberg Traurig Florida Attorneys Included in 2014 Chambers USA Guide

    Published Articles
    Raising the Apprentice Bar

    Articles, Publications, & Lectures
    •Quoted, Real Estate Boom Good News for Law Firms, Daily Business Review, February 4, 2015
    •Quoted, Greenberg Traurig Lands 5 Attys From Stearns, Littler, Law360, January 20, 2015
    •Quoted, 5 Attorneys Join Greenberg Traurig's Miami Office, Daily Business Review, January 16, 2015
    •Quoted, Building a Better South Florida, Miami Herald, November 3, 2014
    •Quoted, Florida Powerhouse: Greenberg Traurig, Law360, July 14, 2014


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    Office Information

    Matthew B. Gorson

    333 SE 2nd Avenue, Suite 4400
    MiamiFL 33131


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