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Matthew Dabbney Pineda

Wills and living wills Attorney at Heathrow, FL

5.0   51 reviews

also known as Matthew D. Pineda, Matthew Pineda

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  • State Years
    Wyoming - WY 2 years
    North Carolina - NC 13 years
    Florida - FL 14 years
  • Licensed for 2 years
    State WY
    Acquired 2021
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State NC
    Acquired 2011
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2009
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Matthew

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Matt is a graduate of the prestigious Duke University School of Law, receiving his LL.M. Degree in Law & Entrepreneurship from Duke. Matt also attained an LL.M. Degree in Taxation Law from the University of Miami School of Law, graduating with a certificate in International Tax. Matt attended the Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad College of Law in Fort Lauderdale, Florida where he earned his Juris Doctor (J.D.) Degree. At NSU Law, Matt was named a Leo F. Goodwin, Sr. Scholar, receiving a full tuition merit scholarship for the duration of his law school studies. He was also a recipient of the Excellence for the Future Award and multiple Dean's List Honors during law school. Matt received his Bachelor's Degree from the University of Miami. At the University of Miami he was named a Henry King Stanford Scholar and received academic honors in eight consecutive semesters. During his undergraduate studies at "The U", Matt was also a proud and dedicated team member of the University of Miami Men's Rowing Team. 

Matt has served as an associate attorney at law firms in both Florida and North Carolina. At these firms, Matt gained experience as both a zealous advocate for individuals and consumers, and as a litigator for large banking and financial institutions. Matt is excited to be back home in Orlando, Florida, and hopes to use his legal education and experience to serve the Central Florida Area.

Awards

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2022,2021,2020,2019,2018,2017
Client's Choice
2022 2021 2020 + 3 ...

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Location

Pineda Law, PLLC
250 International Parkway
Ste 212
Heathrow, FL, 32746

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
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Client's Choice 2022
Client's Choice
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Posted by anonymous | April 30, 2023
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Excellent service and personality
Mr. Pineda did an excellent job preparing a will and trust for my family. He was incredibly patient with me and my procrastination. I will be going back to him for any legal needs he can assist me with.
Posted by Santa | August 3, 2022
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Great Choice
Mr. Pineda answered all my questions and explained legal terms in plain language. He made me feel very comfortable. I have recommended him to my friends.
Posted by David | August 2, 2022
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Perfect Choice
My wife & I were very pleased with Matthew. We’re we’re anxious about setting up our estate plan. Matthew quickly made us feel at ease, was a great listener, and helped us plan for issues we hadn’t even thought about. We highly recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | August 2, 2022
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Legal services
I recently hired Matt hired Matt for some legal services and found him to be extremely professional. He was very punctual and provided top notch communication. I highly recommend Matt and would certainly use him in the future!
Posted by Carina | June 2, 2022
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Highly recommend!
Matthew is the most attentive, hard working, and caring lawyer. He answered all my questions promptly, and went above and beyond to help solve issues that arose when negotiating a lease. Highly recommend!
Posted by anonymous | May 11, 2022
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Incredibly helpful!
Matthew Pineda recently helped our family with setting up a will and trust. We had several questions along the way and Matt was always quick, efficient, non-judgmental and knowledgeable in his responses. He met with us over FaceTime and at my workplace and answered several questions over email. We started this process not knowing what we were looking for but Matt was able to guide us in the right direction and we are so happy with the final product. I could not have asked for a more honest, kind, well informed and all around good person to help us through this process. Thanks to Matt, we are confident our children will always be taken care of!
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Posted by Angela | April 22, 2022
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Trustworthy and Professional
Matthew Pineda is a professional in every sense of the word. Trustworthy and knowledgeable, he answered all of my questions and concerns. I recommend him highly to anyone seeking his legal services.
Posted by jacqueline | April 18, 2022
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Highly recommend Matthew Pineda
When my Uncle died without a will, I hired Matthew D. Pineda, J.D., LL.M., LLMLE Attorney at Law for the probate. . Matthew is very professional, experienced with the Florida laws and courts to handle the probate. When I didn’t understand something, Matthew was patient and took the time to explain the law and kept me updated with the case. He went above and beyond, especially since both my aunt and I were out of state. Thank you Matthew for all you do. I am grateful for a positive conclusion.
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Posted by anonymous | April 16, 2022
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Thoughtful, knowledgeable and kind
Matthew helped our family to create documents to protect the rights of our disabled family member. He was knowledgeable about what was needed and was flexible meeting us in a way that fit our schedule. He was very generous with his time and we felt heard, not being rushed as we had multiple questions.
Posted by Jadline | April 11, 2022
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Positive
Matt is professionalism easy to talk, help my mother with some important papers.
Posted by Geoff | April 11, 2022
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Recommended - 5-star service!
Had the good fortune to work with Matthew for my estate planning and will. He was a pleasure to work with, very efficient with his time (and mine!) We did a preliminary review over email, and a final review and signing in person. A definite 'recommend'! Would seek his counsel again, when needed.
Posted by David M | February 15, 2022
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Matthew Pineda Review
Matthew, did a great job for my wife and I preparing and consulting us on our will, living will, POA and trust. He was and is very professional and was very helpful with the entire process.
Posted by Mushtaq | February 10, 2022
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Professional and Polite
Matt was extremely professional and worked with us making all the corrections we wanted and explained the process until we finalized our legal papers, Strongly recommend him
Posted by Yang | December 17, 2021
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Great service!
It was pleasure to work with Attorney Pineda. When I contacted the service, Matt was actually traveling. Although he couldn't work with me right away, he emailed me to notify me about his schedule. We met in his office after he came back. It was a very helpful meeting. I truly appreciate Matt's patience, professionalism, and the attitude of helping a client out. I highly recommend his law firm!
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Posted by Sean | September 30, 2021
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Estate Planning
Matt was great to work with, he took his time explaining the benefits and limitations of different options. As we started the planning process we had several question and he answered promptly with all the details we were looking for. I wouldn’t hesitate working with Matt again in the future!
Posted by Theresa P | August 19, 2021
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Very good
Matt is very professional and friendly. He helped us with amending our will. We highly recommend him.
Posted by Virginia | August 4, 2021
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Professional Estate Planning
We felt very comfortable right away while working with Matthew Pineda in the preparation of our estate planning documents. He is professional, friendly and knowledgeable. We would definitely recommend him to others.
Posted by Shawn | August 3, 2021
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Estate Planning
I contacted Matthew to develop all my estate planning documents for my wife and I and have to say he made the whole process really easy. He provided everything we requested very timely and his work product is of very good quality.
Posted by Catherine | August 3, 2021
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Professional Estate Planning
Matthew made update our estate documents easy for my husband and I. Matthew answered our questions and followed my requests to a tee. Contact Matthew if you want accurate, professional services for your estate planning. Matthew did it all with a smile and we shared a few laughs.
Posted by Joseph | August 3, 2021
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Smart, Trustworthy Legal Advisor
I am so happy that I selected Matthew Pineda for my estate planning needs. Matthew is very kind, considerate and professional and easy to work with. He listens to you and is very thorough in his approach and respectful of the how to apply the law to protect your personal and legal interests. I would highly recommend Pineda Law PLLC to anyone interested in tax law and estate planning. He is most deserving of AVVO's highest rating "10" as a top-ranked attorney in Central Florida.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney at Law
  • Pineda Law, PLLC
  • 2017 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • McCalla Raymer Pierce, LLC
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Associate Attorney
  • Brock & Scott, PLLC
  • 2013 - 2016
  • Of Counsel Attorney
  • Lucas & Nowak, LLP
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Associate Attorney
  • Wilde Law Firm, PLLC
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Associate Attorney
  • Law Offices of David J. Stern, P.A.
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Associate Attorney
  • ChenLaw, PL
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Law Clerk
  • Carl G. Santangelo & Associates, P.A.
  • 2008 - 2009
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Education

  • Duke University School of Law
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 2016
  • University of Miami School of Law
  • LL.M. Taxation Law
  • 2012
  • Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • University of Miami
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2006
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • Franchise Closing
  • Successful Closing
  • Carolina First Bank Short Sale
  • Short Sale Approval and Closing
  • Citimortgage, Inc. v. Defendant
  • Filing of Complaint on behalf of Citimortgage, Inc.
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Associations

  • University of Miami Alumni Association, Orlando Chapter
  • Board Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Mothers' Milk Bank of Florida
  • Board of Directors
  • 2018 - Present
  • Duke University Alumni Admissions Advisory Committee
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (Central Florida chapter)
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Greater Orlando Asian American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Phi Alpha Delta
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • Tagalog
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Legal Elite Up & Comer
  • Florida Trend Magazine
  • 2021
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • Premier Lawyers of America
  • 2020
  • America's Most Honored Professionals Top 1%
  • American Registry
  • 2019
  • America's Most Honored Professionals
  • American Registry
  • 2018
  • AV Preeminent Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2018
  • Clients' Choice Award Attorney
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • Clients' Choice Award Attorney
  • AVVO
  • 2017
  • Avvo Rated Attorney
  • Avvo
  • 2012
  • Diversity Fellowship
  • American Bar Association
  • 2010
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award
  • Center for Computer Aided Legal Instruction
  • 2008
  • Leo Goodwin, Sr. Scholarship
  • Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center
  • 2006
  • Most Improved Rower
  • University of Miami, Men's Varsity Rowing Team
  • 2005
  • Henry King Stanford Scholarship
  • University of Miami
  • 2002
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Publications

  • Probate Process in Florida CLE Materials Book - National Business Institute
  • Probate Process Timeline and Checklist & Probate vs. Non-Probate Assets
  • 2019

Speaking Engagements

  • The Probate Process in Florida
  • Probate
  • 2019
  • Real Estate Solutions That Tampa Bay Realtors Deserve
  • Short Sales
  • 2011
  • NSU Law Orientation
  • Legal Ethics and Professionalism
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (19)
Given (21)
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Wills and living wills Attorney | Jul 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Pineda is an excellent attorney who is willing to go above and beyond for his clients. Mr. Pineda always takes the time to make sure that his clients are comfortable as well as explain and answer in great detail any questions his clients may have. Mr. Pineda is an asset to the legal community and I endorse Mr. Pineda. A client should feel confident knowing that Mr. Pineda will provide a great work product and will be available for his clients."
Foreclosure Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Co-worker
"After working directly with Mr. Pineda I can truly attest to his work ethic and ability. He is a highly motivated attorney who truly enjoys the practice of law.I highly recommend Attorney Pineda to anyone who needs effective and professional legal representation."
Foreclosure Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Friend
"Mr. Pineda is one heck of an attorney. He's the kind of attorney I would go to if I needed one. I know Mr. Pineda as a co-worker and as a friend. When him and I worked together, he was always enthusiastic about his job. He loved to litigate, and he's an excellent litigator. I personally go to Matt for own personal tax questions. I highly endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Dec 20
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Matt is a tireless worker on behalf of his clients. No stone is left unturned when Matt gets involved in a case. He has an excellent reputation within the legal community and serves his clients with excellence."
Real estate Attorney | Sep 05
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Wills and living wills Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I know Matt personally and have worked with him on several legal matters. I unreservedly endorse and recommend Matthew Pineda and would refer clients for his services."
Probate Attorney | Jan 03
Relationship: Friend
"I've known Matthew since law school. We shared several classes together and often studied together too. I can attest to Matthew's dedication and intelligence when it comes to learning and comprehending the law. I fully endorse Matthew and would not hesitate to have him handle my legal matters."
Foreclosure Attorney | Jun 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Real estate Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Matthew is a very professional and dedicated attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. I attended law school with Matthew. He is a bright and talented young lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"While attending law school with Mr. Pineda, I witnessed first hand his diligence and dedication to the practice of law. Mr. Pineda is well respected in the legal community and provides maximum value to his clients. I endorse his work."
Real estate Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I met Matthew Pineda in Orlando and would not hesitate referring any real estate case to him. I endorse Mr. Pineda's work and professionalism."
Estate planning Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Matt Pineda since law school. Mr. Pineda is one of the preeminent estate planning attorneys in the state. His knowledge on tax and estate planning issues is well recognized. Perhaps more importantly, however, is his selflessness in sharing his knowledge. I would not hesitate to refer a client, friend or family member to him."
Real estate Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Matt is the only attorney is this area that I would refer my friends or family to for their real estate problems. He's a bright and innovative attorney."
Real estate Attorney | Dec 02
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Pineda represented a defendant in a case in which I represented the Plaintiff. While we were representing opposing sides, I was impressed with Mr. Pineda's candor, professionalism, and responsiveness. I would highly endorse his work."
Real estate Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matthew Pineda is a thoughtful and detail oriented real estate attorney. He knows the law and communicates it well to those outside of his practice area. I feel confident asking Matthew's advice on real estate issues and referring clients to him."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I had Mr. Pineda assist me with a general power of attorney. He was courteous, easy to work with and very knowledgeable."
Immigration Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have worked with Matthew on various matters and I found his work to be of high quality. He is knowledgeable and very personable."
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