Matt Gorson currently serves as Co-Chairman of the firm. Prior to this appointment, Matt served the firm as its President. He 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. Matt has worked with almost every major developer in the region. His work in the 1990s changed the face of the southern portion of Miami Beach and set the stage for the area's revitalization. During his career, 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.
For 15 years, he served as chair of the firm's national Real Estate Practice. In this role, Matt was instrumental in developing the firm's reputation as a real estate powerhouse in each of the communities in which Greenberg Traurig has offices.
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, 1987-2015
•Listed, The Legal 500 United States, Real Estate and Construction - Real Estate, 2007, 2009 and 2014
•Listed, Chambers USA Guide, every edition, 1990-2014
•Listed, South Florida Business Journal, Top 100 Power Leaders, 2014
•Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Florida Super Lawyers, 2006-2014
•Team Member, The Legal 500 United States, Top Tier Firm in Real Estate, 2013
•Listed, South Florida Legal Guide, Top Lawyers in South Florida, 2012-2014
•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
•Listed, Who's Who Legal, Real Estate, 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.
Articles, Publications, & Lectures
•Quoted, Building a Better South Florida, Miami Herald, November 3, 2014
Associated News & Events
11.05.14 Greenberg Traurig Receives First-Tier Rankings in Five Florida Metropolitan Markets in U.S. News - Best Lawyers 2015 'Best Law Firms' Edition
08.19.14 129 Greenberg Traurig Florida Attorneys Listed In Best Lawyers In America 2015
07.16.14 Greenberg Traurig Selected as a 'Florida Powerhouse' by Law360
07.15.14 Greenberg Traurig Ranked in 2014 Legal 500 United States Guide
07.02.14 96 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Named 2014 Florida Super Lawyers
05.29.14 53 Greenberg Traurig Florida Attorneys Included in 2014 Chambers USA Guide
05.23.14 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys, Practices Included in 2014 Chambers USA Guide
11.07.13 Greenberg Traurig Receives Most First-Tier Rankings In Two Florida Metropolitan Markets in U.S. News - Best Lawyers 2014 'Best Law Firms' Edition
07.25.13 Greenberg Traurig Makes South Florida Business Journal's 2013 List of Top 100 Private Companies
07.24.13 Greenberg Traurig's Richard Davis Selected to the 2013 Los Angeles Business Journal's List of 'Who's Who in L.A. Law: Angelenos to Know in Real Estate Law'
10.06.06 Raising the Apprentice Bar