Matthew is an Associate in the firm’s Trusts and Estates and Tax Law practice groups. His practice covers estate planning, tax planning, business succession planning, and matters involving the administration of trusts and estates. Matthew has previously worked in-house at a local ship and marine repair services company, and was most recently a trust officer in the trust department of one of the nation’s most respected banks.
Matthew graduated magna cum laude from the Florida State University of law in 2011, where he served as an editor of both the Florida State University Law Review and Journal of Land Use & Environmental Law, as well as a judicial intern to Judges Alexander Paskay, Catherine Peek McEwen, Caryl E. Delano, and Michael G. Williamson of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Florida. He subsequently earned his Masters of Laws in Taxation from the University of Florida College of Law in 2014, where he was awarded the Dorini Family Graduate Tax Scholarship and served as research assistant to Prof. Martin McMahon. Prior to attending law school, Matthew received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Tampa in 2006, graduating magna cum laude and receiving the University of Tampa Presidential Scholarship.
A Jesuit High School graduate, Matthew lives in Tampa with his wife and two children.
- Tax Law
- Trusts & Estates
- University of Tampa (magna cum laude, 2006)
- Florida State University of Law (magna cum laude, 2011)
- University of Florida College of Law, (LL.M. in Taxation, 2014)
- National Merit Scholar
- The Florida Bar
- U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
- Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
- The Florida Bar (Tax Section, Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law Section)
- Tampa Bay Estate Planning Council
- Jesuit High School Bar Association
PRESENTATIONS AND PUBLICATIONS
- Frank Aragona Trust: A Way Around the Imposition of the NII Tax for Trusts?, ACTIONLINE, Vol. XXXVI, No. 2 (Winter 2014-15)
- States Immune from Claims Brought Under FMLA’s “Self-Care” Provision, THE CHECKOFF, Vol. LI, No. 4 (June 2012)
- Showdown Looming Over Updated EEOC Guidelines on the Use of Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decisions, THE CHECKOFF, Vol. LI, No. 4 (June 2012)
- “Confidentiality and Non-Competition Agreements for Physicians,” presented at the Emerging Issues in Health Law for Doctors and Lawyers seminar held at Stetson College of Law on Mar. 3, 2012
- Employers Beware: Facebook Posts May Constitute “Concerted Activity,” THE CHECKOFF, Vol. LI, No. 3 (Feb. 2012)
- Contributor, Judge Catherine Peek McEwen, Don’t be Vexed by the Vexatious: Procedure and Standards for Issuance of a Martin- Trigona Injunction (presented at the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, Las Vegas, NV, October 2009)