Matthew B. Gorson: Lawyer with Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Matthew B. Gorson

Shareholder; Senior Chairman
Miami,  FL  U.S.A.

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AV® Preeminent

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Practice Areas

  • 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 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.

    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, The Best Lawyers in America, Real Estate Law, 1987-2016
    •Listed, Chambers USA Guide, every edition, 1990-2015
    •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

    Press Releases

    01.11.16 Greenberg Traurig Senior Leadership Team Expansion Confirmed
    09.29.15 Greenberg Traurig Honored by Daily Business Review's Litigation Department of the Year Award
    09.03.15 Greenberg Traurig Expands California Tax Practice with Former Members of Cahill Davis & O'Neall
    08.25.15 58 Greenberg Traurig Miami Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers in America 2016
    08.19.15 135 Greenberg Traurig Florida Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers in America 2016
    07.21.15 Greenberg Traurig Expands Senior Leadership Team
    05.27.15 33 Greenberg Traurig Miami Shareholders Recognized in 2015 Chambers USA Guide
    05.22.15 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys, Practices Included in the 2015 Chambers USA Guide
    05.22.15 55 Greenberg Traurig Florida Attorneys Included in 2015 Chambers USA Guide
    04.29.15 Greenberg Traurig Adds Flora R. Perez to its Fort Lauderdale Office

    Published Articles

    10.06.06 Raising the Apprentice Bar

    Articles, Publications, & Lectures

    •Featured, How Greater Miami Soared to New Heights, South Florida Executive, May/June 2015
    •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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