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Matthew R. Rheingans

About me

Originally from Wisconsin, I was raised in Venice, Florida since I was 9 years old and am a product of the Pine View School and Venice High School.  After meeting my wife, who is also a Venice native, in San Francisco, we decided to move home and start our family.  We have two boys, ages 7 and 5. 


I limit my practice to Elder Law, Estate Planning, Probate & Trust Administration and residential Real Estate transactions.  I have a passion for assisting my clients overcome their issues and guide them through challenging times.  I consider it a privilege when someone entrusts me with their legal matter and I work hard to establish a relationship with each one of my clients that I hope will last a lifetime. 


I am a good person and a good attorney.  However, we cannot be experts in everything.  If I am not the right person to handle your matter, I will tell you at the outset  and I will also point you in the direction of someone who is.  I look forward to us meeting soon!


Languages spoken: German

Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 24%
    16 years
  2. Probate: 24%
    16 years
  3. Elder Law: 24%
    16 years
  4. Real Estate: 23%
    16 years
  5. Medicaid & Medicare: 5%



Hourly ($300-400/hour), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

12 total 

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  • Matthew Z. Martell

    Matt is a highly competent, ethical, and compassionate attorney. He enjoys a good reputation in the Venice legal community. I've found him to be very knowledgeable and well-prepared. I highly endorse this lawyer and would not hesitate to send him estate planning and probate referrals in the Venice and Englewood area.


    Matthew Martell Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Friend

  • David Allen Hiersekorn

    I recommend Matthew to anyone looking for a quality estate planning attorney. We are both members of a national estate planning group, and I have come to recognize Matthew as a solid contributor to the group and quality attorney to his clients.


    David Hiersekorn Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Hall & Rheingans, PLLC

1314 East Venice Avenue, Ste. E
Venice, FL, 34285


FLMember in Good Standing200309/08/2015
KYCLE Exempt-Not authorized to practice199901/28/2010
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Pro Bono Service Award (Bronze Level)Legal Aid of Manasota2015
Readers' Choice Award FinalistVenice Gondolier-Sun2014
Leadership Institute Class of 2010Gulf Coast Community Foundation2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerHall & Rheingans, PLLC2014 - Present
ChaipersonLoveland Center2013 - 2014
Attorney/PresidentLaw Office of Matthew Rheingans, P.A.2003 - 2014
Association namePosition nameDuration
Thomas E. Penick, Jr. Elder Law Inn of CourtBarrister2014 - Present
Florida Bar, Elder Law Section, Medicaid CommitteeMember2012 - Present
Department of Veterans AffairsAccredited Attorney2012 - Present
United Way of South Sarasota CountyAllocations Sub-Committee2011 - 2013
Venice Area Board of RealtorsAttorney Realtor Liaison Committee2011 - Present
National Association of Elder Law AttorneysMember2011 - Present
Attorney's Title FundMember2010 - Present
Venice Estate Planning CouncilChairman (2011-12); Vice-Chairman (2010-11)2010 - Present
Academy of Florida Elder Law AttorneysMember2010 - Present
Florida Bar, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law SectionMember2010 - Present
Venice-Englewood Bar AssociationPresident2007 - 2007
Venice-Englewood Bar AssociationSecretary2006 - 2006
Judge John Scheb American Inn of CourtBarrister2006 - 2012
Sertoma International Service ClubSecretary (2005-06); Sgt. At. Arms (2012-13)2003 - Present
Sarasota County Bar AssociationN/A2003 - Present
Venice-Englewood Bar AssociationMember2003 - 2008
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
McKinney v. Monbouquette$1.3 million jury verdict
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Kentucky College of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor1998
Stetson UniversityBusiness AdministrationBusiness Administration1995
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Lovelanders' MeetingGuardianship, Guardianship Advocate & the ABLE Act2015
Gulf Cove United Methodist Church Speaker SeriesMedicaid Planning & Estate Planning in Florida2015
AFELA Mid-Year UnProgramEvent Co-Chair2015
Private Speaker SeriesMedicaid Planning for Long Term Care2014
Law at the LibraryLandlord Tenant Law in Florida2012