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About me

I practiced business/corporate law full-time in Manchester, NH from 1991 to 2006.  In 2006, my family and I relocated to the Clearwater, Florida area and I maintained offices in both New Hampshire and Florida.  In 2015, I left my NH-based law firm and joined Wetherington Hamilton, a business law firm in downtown Tampa.  I enjoy working with entrepreneurs and family-owned businesses, as well as with businesses in the health care field (including physicians, dentists, and other healthcare providers).  I advise business owners on all kinds of issues, including entity formation, shareholders agreements, LLCs, buy/sell agreements, financing, and mergers and acquisitions. 


Practice areas


  1. Business: 70%
    25 years
  2. Health Care: 20%
    25 years
  3. Employee Benefits: 10%
    12 years



Hourly ($300-335/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Christopher J Roberts

    I endorse this lawyer. Matt is a true professional and extremely good at what he does. I am a trial lawyer and I know the value of having a relationship with a top notch business/contracts lawyer who understands the ins and outs of lease law, contract law, franchise law, and related areas. When my clients have a business related problem, I send them to Matt because I trust him and I know he will provide high quality representation for a reasonable fee.


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    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Joseph Patrick Cairns

    I endorse this lawyer. In my own practice my client's often have business law related questions which effect their case. My first call is to Mr. Lapointe who takes his time and always thoughtfully considers the matter. When it comes to the minute details of a business transaction, I trust Mr. Lapointe.


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    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Wetherington Hamilton, P.A.

1010 N. Florida Ave.
Tampa, FL, 33602


FLMember in Good Standing200506/19/2016
NHAuthorized to practice law199103/29/2012
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Lawyers in America -- Corporate LawWoodward-White, Inc.2016
Best Lawyers in America - Corporate LawWoodward-White, Inc.2015
Best Lawyers in America - Corporate LawWoodward-White, Inc.2014
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyWetherington Hamilton, P.A.2015 - Present
ShareholderSheehan Phinney Bass & Green, PA1991 - 2015
Association namePosition nameDuration
Florida Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
New Hampshire Bar AssociationMember1991 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Northeastern University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
Williams CollegePolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1988
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Office Pride Franchisees RetreatACA Compliance2015
New England Graduate Accounting Studies ConferenceWhat Employers Need to Know About ObamaCare2014
26th Annual Employment Law UpdateObamaCare Update2014
24th Annual Public Sector Labor & Employment LawUpdate on the Affordable Care Act2013