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Matthew Fornaro

Litigation Attorney at Coral Springs, FL

5.0   14 reviews
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  • State Years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 19 years
    Florida - FL 20 years
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2004
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2003
    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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Matthew Fornaro has been a business law attorney serving South Florida, including Coral Springs and Parkland, since 2003. Before starting his law firm, he was an attorney at two prestigious AmLaw 200 law firms focusing on civil litigation.

Matthew practices complex commercial litigation, including contract disputes.

Matthew, a member of the Florida Bar and District of Columbia Bar, also practices construction law, intellectual property law, homeowner and condominium association representation, and drafts and revises of business documents, including the formation of business organizations.

Matthew assists new business owners in choosing and drafting all legally required documents.

Matthew is involved in mentoring new attorneys, as both a graduate and instructor of the Kaufman Foundation’s FastTrac NewVenture Program, presented by the Broward County Office of Economic and Small Business Development and the City of Hollywood, as well as a graduate and instructor for the Florida State University College of Business Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship Small Business Executive Program.

As a small business owner himself, Matthew is proud of his representation of businesses in our community and is also available to assist in all transactional and litigation needs.


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Matthew Fornaro
11555 Heron Bay Boulevard
Suite 200
Coral Springs, FL, 33076


5.0 / 5.0
  14 customer reviews
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Posted by David | September 17, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Advice and Results
As a lawyer who has dealt over twenty years with scores of highly respected lawyers from “white shoe” New York firms, I feel that I’ve become a pretty good judge of legal talent and competence, and I must say that Matthew ranks among the best. I turned to Matthew when a Florida residential real estate transaction went awry. He responded right away, quickly grasped the legal issues at stake, and offered sound strategic advice. Most important, he got results. At first, the sellers appeared intransigent. But after Matthew spoke with opposing counsel for an hour, we walked away with everything we asked for, including a full refund of the purchase price deposit. Now that I’ve moved to Florida, I intend to use Matthew for future real estate and business transactions.
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Posted by James | August 13, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
I hired Matt to revamp my Client Agreement
I hired Matthew Fornaro to revamp my Client Agreement in an effort to further protect my organization. He was timely, knowledgable and precise. When I read my old Client Agreement and compared it to the work that Matthew did, it was clear that the new client agreement was far better and I felt more comfortable as a business owner.
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Posted by Daniel Lindeman | August 13, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Matt is great!
I hired Matt for some business law issues and was very pleased with his work. I would highly recommend him.
Posted by Brandon | March 21, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent and professional!!
Mr Fornaro responded immediately, grasped the details throughly and knew the law completely. He read every word of every document and was keenly aware of deadlines. He fights for you as if you are family. I just cant imagine using anyone else
Posted by Peter P. | January 3, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Mr. Fornaro tells his client what they need to hear not what they want to hear! The Best!
Posted by Lou | September 7, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
nothing short of amazing
Simply put Matthew is Professional. Efficient. Personable. I Highly recommend his services. I have had nothing less than a great experience overall having Matthew as my attorney. Matt understands his client, very insightful and is an expert in his field. Truly a professional and marvelous individual.
Posted by Mike | July 27, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Fast Response, Sound Guidance
Matthew provided me with some practical, sound information when I inquired about an arbitration vs. litigation matter for my small business. Brief interaction but he listened to the issue and offered pragmatic guidance.
Posted by Brianna | May 14, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Business Owner
Matt was very easy to work with from start to finish and very knowledgeable about what we needed to do as a startup company. I would highly recommend Matt to anyone in the need of contracts or if you need contracts reviewed.
Posted by Eric | April 26, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer Especially Behind the Scenes
I had a problem with my neighbor and my Home Owners Association. He was like a great magician who made problems disappear. I highly recommend him and G-d forbid I still have a problem he's first to call and he's wort every penny without overcharging.
Posted by Robyn | June 5, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable and Reliable Attorney
I hired Matthew to be an expert witness in several of my cases. He is an excellent attorney and communicator and comes across as extremely intelligent and well versed in the subject matter. He takes time to explain the law and it's application in a clear and concise manner and is able to draw on his years of practice to provide sound legal advice in many different areas of the law. I would recommend him to my friends or family without hesitation.
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Posted by Rich | May 31, 2017
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Business law
I have used Matt's legal assistance for my business. Matt is extremely intelligent and knows the law. The results have been fantastic. Better than I expected. I will definitely continue to use his services.
Posted by anonymous | May 25, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent business legal advice
I have consulted with Matthew on multiple items as it relates to my business. His legal advice is always right on and I can confidently say that his guidance has protected me and given me peace of mind.
Posted by Jason | May 24, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Business Acquisition
We contracted to purchase a business and the process happened fairly rapidly. After discussing basic terms we called Matt to draft our purchase agreement for the business and all of the assets. The agreement was thorough and offered us protections we didn't realize we needed. After the sale closed it came to light that the previous owners had a lien on some of the property and without the provisions Matt provided us we would have been on the hook for another $30k in debt that didn't belong to us. I highly recommend Matt for any business related need.
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Posted by anonymous | May 24, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
If you're starting a business call Mathew
Matt helped setup all the right structures and contracts for my business his advice helped save thousands in legal fees
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  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Matthew Fornaro, PA
  • 2015 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Shutts & Bowen, LLP
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Attorney
  • Greenspoon Marder, PA
  • 2011 - 2013


  • University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • Florida Atlantic University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1999


  • Broward County Bar Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2017 - Present
  • Broward County Consumer Protection Board
  • Board Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • American Inns of Court
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Phi Alpha Delta
  • Past President
  • 2001 - 2002
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rated Attorney
  • Lead Counsel
  • 2016
  • America's Most Honored Professionals 2017 - Top 1%
  • The American Registry
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Top Lawyer
  • South Florida Legal Guide
  • 2012
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  • Journal of Technology Law & Policy (University of Florida)
  • A Parallel Problem: Grey Market Goods and the Internet, 8 J. TECH. L. & POL’Y 69 (2003)
  • 2003

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (2)
Endorse Matthew
Consumer protection Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Oh, Matthew is savvy and sharp. He has a wide range of work but contracts appear to be a particular area I see him have great success in."
Litigation Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Matthew Fornaro is an attorney whom I am always confident in referring any business law matters to, including writing or reviewing contracts or agreements; registering businesses and drafting organizational documents; enforcement of contracts; collection of monies owed or defending improper collection actions. He is knowledgeable, fastidious and creative, which are essential qualities of any litigation attorney."
Litigation Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Matt for several years. He is dedicated, very well prepared, and courteous to everyone involved. I think he does excellent work. I recommmend Mr. Fornaro as I believe he will strive to get the job done to the best possible solution."
Litigation Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have had the pleasure of working with Matthew Fornaro, as well as becoming a good friend, and wholeheartedly endorse him. There isn't another attorney who is more thorough in getting the results necessary for his client."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Having been on the other side in several cases handled by Mr. Fornaro, he has certainly demonstrated himself to be a worthy adversary and always displayed the upmost professionalism and ethical standards while zealously advocating on behalf of his clients. Mr. Fornaro is a great guy outside of the legal arena as well. I highly endorse this attorney."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Matthew Fornaro, both professionally and personally, for over ten years. Of all the attorneys that I have had the privilege of working with, Matt stands amongst the best due to his impeccable ethical character and his dogged representation of his clients. He excels on cases which require sophisticated technical knowledge of the legal system, or present complex legal problems."
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Coral Springs Litigation Lawyer Matthew Fornaro
Matthew Fornaro
Litigation Attorney
Coral Springs, FL
Licensed for 20 years
Virtual consultation available