Matthew E. Livesay

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601 Bayshore Boulevard, Suite 700
Tampa, Florida 33606
Phone: (813) 253-2020 ext. 351
Fax: (813) 251-6711

Matt is an Associate in the firm’s Trusts and Estates and Tax Law departments. His practice covers estate planning, tax planning, business succession planning, and matters involving the administration of trusts and estates.  Matt graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Florida State University in 2010, attained his Juris Doctor from the University of Florida Levin College of Law in 2013, and was admitted to the Florida Bar in 2013.  Matt completed his LL.M. in taxation at the University of Florida Levin College of Law in 2017.

Prior to joining the firm, Matt practiced in the areas of estate planning, business, taxation, and probate and trust administration.  Matt also previously worked in a state and local tax specialty group of a Big 4 accounting firm, which focused primarily on providing clients with tax reduction strategies and planning.  Matt is a member of the Hillsborough County Bar Association, the Real Property Probate and Trust, and Tax Law Sections of the Florida Bar.

Born and raised in Chicago, Matt is an avid Chicago sports fan.


  • Trusts & Estates


  • Florida State University (2010)
  • University of Florida College of Law, (J.D., 2013; LL.M., in Taxation, 2017)


  • The Florida Bar (2013)


  • The Florida Bar (Tax Section, Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law Section)
  • The American Bar Association (Member, Tax Section)
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association (Member)


  • Tax Law Confidential: Do the Attorney-Client Privilege and the Work Product Doctrine Protect Tax Advice?  Published in the Florida Tax Section Bulletin, Volume XXXIV, Spring 2017.
  • Is Your Business a Hobby?  Do not let the IRS Decide.  Published in the Hillsborough County Bar Association Lawyer Magazine, Nov-Dec Edition, Vol. 28, No.2.
  • What you Need to Know when it is Time to Take Care of Your Parents.  Presented at the Tampa Bay Paralegal Association Fall Seminar on Nov. 3, 2017.
  • Ethical Issues in Tax Law:  The Attorney-Client Privilege, Work Product Doctrine and Kovel, presented to the Tax Section of the Florida Bar on Mar. 22, 2017.
  • Tax Law Confidential Part II: Navigating the Labyrinth of Exceptions to the Attorney-Client Privilege and the Work Product Doctrine?  Published in the Florida Tax Section Bulletin, Volume XXXV, Spring 2018.
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