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Matthew Seth Sarelson

Litigation Attorney at Coral Gables, FL

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Matt practices business litigation and business torts, including partnership, shareholder, board and corporate disputes, fiduciary, fraud, franchise, banking and real estate litigation, as well as employment litigation and counseling.

Matt also has an extensive but discreet executive compensation practice in which he counsels high-level managers, c-level officers, professional athletes and musicians, doctors, professors and law firm partners in employment and compensation contracts, severance agreements and non-compete and non-solicit restrictions.

Matt is based in the Firm’s Miami office, but is also licensed in New York and Washington, D.C. His practice is nationwide, having appeared in courtrooms in Phoenix, Dallas, Arkansas, Chicago, Louisiana and California in just the past few years.

Following his cum laude graduation from George Mason University School of Law, Matthew moved to Miami, Florida, eager to take advantage of the area’s international lifestyle and entrepreneurial business environment. Matthew honed his legal analysis and writing skills during his clerkship for the Honorable Frank Shepherd of Florida’s Third District Court of Appeals. Before joining KYMP, he owned and operated his own law firm and gained valuable litigation experience at the international law firm of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP. While at Morgan Lewis, Matthew defended Fortune 250 companies in employment and wrongful death suits, and the firm enjoyed the honor of being named American Lawyer Magazine’s Litigation Firm of the Year during Matt’s time as at the firm. He also worked for the well-known Miami litigation firm Isicoff, Ragatz & Koenigsberg, P.L. and was a partner at Conrad & Scherer, LLP in Fort Lauderdale handling fiduciary duty litigation on behalf of major investors in the now infamous Scott Rothstein billion dollar Ponzi scheme.

Miami Herald, Miami New Times, Daily Business Review, South Florida Business Journal, Washington Times, Bloomberg, and the Jim DeFede Radio Show, as well as numerous other papers throughout Florida, have interviewed Matt, looking to his experience with high-stakes and groundbreaking investor, fraud, business and employment lawsuits. Also, in 2011, SmartMoney Magazine featured a discussion of Matt’s class action suit against Paragon Properties of Costa Rica in a feature about the dangers of investing in Central American real estate.

Outside of the office, Matt enjoys being very active in local and national politics. He served on the City of Miami Beach’s Community Development Advisory Board and the Board of Directors of the Young President’s Club at Mt. Sinai Medical Center Foundation on Miami Beach. He also co-chaired the 2009 and 2010 Jurisprudence Receptions for ORT America. He advises several local politicians and candidates, remains active in ORT America and serves on the Board of Directors of Yupro, Inc., d/b/a The Oasis, a non-profit that supports entrepreneurship and community involvement for 20 and 30 year olds. At the national level, he is active in Maverick PAC and the Republican National Lawyers Association. Matthew lives in Coral Gables, Florida, with his wife Rebecca, son Jack, and daughter Abby.

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Licensed for 18 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 2014
Updated 04/15/2023
State DC
Status Good Standing
Acquired 2011
Updated 06/08/2022
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2004
Updated 02/23/2023

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Posted by John | April 7, 2015
Great Client Advocate
Matthew is the epitome of what a client advocate should be. He is knowledgable, responsive and fights for his clients' rights. Once Matthew took my case, he never backed down and pushed for a great settlement. If I ever need to litigate again, he will be my first call.


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Litigation Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Co-worker
"Matthew is an exceptional attorney, in and out of the courtroom. His strategic thinking, attention to detail, and sophisticated understanding of the law is as good as it gets. I turn to Matthew whenever I need a gut check on my most complex and nuanced legal matters. I strongly endorse him."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Matthew Sarelson is an outstanding lawer in this community. He is bright, aggressive and has exceptional legal skills that place him at the top of his field. I have had the chance to co-counsel cases with him and have enjoyed doing so. Our clients have been very pleased with the results and I remain impressed with his skills and poise. He is respected in the legal community and sought after for advice in his field. I wholeheartedly endorse Matthew Sarelson"
Litigation Attorney | Aug 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matthew Sarelson is among one of the most respected lawyers at his level of experience in the community. I have worked with Matthew on many cases and am aware of his outstanding reputation in the legal community among judges and lawyers. He consistently gets favorable results for his clients even if that means thinking out of the box."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Matt is a talented lawyer who will tenaciously represent your case. I endorse Matt and would recommend him to anyone looking for a good litigation attorney."
Litigation Attorney | Jul 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matt Sarelson is a creative legal mind who works tirelessly on behalf of his clients."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jul 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I worked with Matthew on eleven class action cases in 2007-2008 and found him to be extremely bright. He is a very hard worker and demonstrated his willingness to go the extra mile in many instances. Matthew is tenacious and works extremely hard for his clients."
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Matthew Seth Sarelson
Litigation Attorney
Coral Gables, FL
Licensed for 18 years