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Matthew Joseph Leonard

Matthew Joseph Leonard

also known as Matthew J. Leonard

Practice areas:

Estate Planning, Real Estate, Probate, Business, Lawsuits & Disputes

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About Me

Matthew J. Leonard, Esq., is of counsel at the Providence law firm of Salter McGowan Sylvia & Leonard, Inc., where he practices in the areas of estate planning and asset protection planning, Medicaid Planning, elder law, real estate, probate administration, and related litigation.  He is a member of the Rhode Island and Massachusetts bar associations, and the Florida Bar.  Mr. Leonard has lectured on “Demystifying Asset Protection Vehicles”, “The Probate Process from A to Z,” “Drafting the Essential Components of a Living Trust,” “Buying or Selling a Business in Rhode Island,” “Drafting Effective Wills and Trusts,” “Resolving Estate Will and Trust Contests,” “Protecting Assets While Qualifying For Medicaid”; and “Top Elder Care Strategies”.  He is a former member of the Town of Smithfield Planning Board.  Mr. Leonard is the past president of the Providence College Alumni Association, Greater Providence Area Club – the “Mal Brown Club” and a principal owner of Murphy & Fay Title and Escrow, LLC that offers closing and settlement services in all 50 states.  Mr. Leonard earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Providence College and his Juris Doctor degree from Roger Williams University School of Law.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2000

  1. Real Estate: 25%
  2. Estate Planning: 25%
  3. Business: 20%
  4. Probate: 20%
  5. Lawsuits & Disputes: 10%


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Contact Info

321 S Main St Ste 301
Providence, RI, 029037109

321 South Main Street
Suite 301
Providence, RI, 02903




FLMember in Good Standing200208/12/2015
RIAuthorized to practice law200009/26/2008

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Mal Brown AwardProvidence College Alumni Association2014
Men Who Make A DifferenceWoman's Resource Center2012

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PrincipalMurphy & Fay Title and Escrow, LLC2006 - Present
Of CounselSalter McGowan Sylvia & Leonard, Inc.2000 - Present


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Providence College Alumni AssociationPresident2003 - 2012
Town of Smithfield, Rhode IslandPlanning Board Member2000 - 2003


Publication NameTitleDate
National Business Institute SeminarTop Elder Care Strategies2014
National Business Institute SeminarResolving Estate Will and Trust Contests2013
National Business Institute SeminarProtecting Assets While Qualifying For Medicaid2013
National Business Institute SeminarDrafting Effective Wills and Trusts2011
Rhode Island Bar AssociationBuying or Selling A Business in Rhode Island2010
National Business Institute SeminarThe Probate Process from A to Z2009
National Business Institute SeminarDrafting the Essential Components of a Living Trust2009
National Business Institute SeminarDemystifying Asset Protection Vehicles2008


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Roger Williams University, Ralph R. Papitto School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
Providence CollegeMarketingBS - Bachelor of Science1992

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Elder Care MattersSeniors Real Estate Seminar2014