Matthew B. Gorson

Matthew B. Gorson: Attorney with Greenberg Traurig, LLP


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, 1987-2017
•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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Articles, Publications, & Lectures

•Featured, Gorson Went From Towel Boy to Law Firm Executive in Fast-Growing Miami, Daily Business Review, April 6, 2017
•Featured, Gorson on the Fine Points of Leadership, South Florida Business Journal, July 7, 2016
•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

Associated News & Events

Press Releases

03.17.17 Greenberg Traurig Celebrates 50th Anniversary in Miami with Judiciary,Business, Government Leaders at Perez Art Museum Miami

03.14.17 Government Officials Proclaim March 14 as “Greenberg Traurig Day” In Celebration of the Firm's 50th Anniversary

03.14.17 Greenberg Traurig Elevates Eight Attorneys to Shareholder, One Of Counsel in Florida Offices

02.16.17 Greenberg Traurig Miami Organizes Fifth Annual 'GT Cares' as Firm Celebrates Historic Anniversary

01.12.17 Greenberg Traurig Tallahassee Office Celebrates 25 Years

11.03.16 Greenberg Traurig Receives First-Tier Rankings in Six Florida Markets in U.S. News - Best Lawyers 2017 'Best Law Firms' Edition

08.16.16 130 Greenberg Traurig Florida Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers in America 2017

08.16.16 55 Greenberg Traurig Miami Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers in America 2017

07.20.16 Greenberg Traurig Shareholder Charles S. Birenbaum Named Top Labor and Employment Lawyer in California by the Daily Journal

06.01.16 32 Greenberg Traurig Miami Attorneys Recognized in 2016 Chambers USA Guide

Published Articles

10.06.06 Raising the Apprentice Ba

Areas of Practice (1)

  • Real Estate

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
305.579.0777  Phone
305.961.5777  Fax
University Attended:
Tulane University, B.A., cum laude, 1970
Law School Attended:
University of Chicago Law School, J.D., 1973
Year of First admission:
1973, Florida

Professional & Community Involvement

•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

Birth Information:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, April 29, 1948

Peer Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0
  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.

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