Competent, compassionate and attentive legal representation!Experienced Elder Law attorney providing compassionate, competent & attentive legal representation!We strive to turn each client meeting into a long term relationship! Let our family help yours!
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
Hourly ($300-400/hour), Fixed (sometimes)
Cash, Check, Credit card
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Robert Cemovich, Real estate Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I wholeheartedly endorse Matthew R. Rheingans as an excellent lawyer with a tremendous client focus. Not only have I come to know Matt as a fellow lawyer in the community, but I have also had the pleasure of working on a matter with him. Clearly, Matt is very talented and is highly skilled and knowledgeable in his practice areas of elder law, real estate, probate and estate planning. In addition, his experience as a trial lawyer greatly enhances and complements his skills and abilities, adding even greater value to the services he provides his clients.
Steven Ledbetter, Estate planning Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Matthew is an extremely talented lawyer and very knowledgeable in his dedicated practice areas. Not only is he an excellent lawyer, but he also maintains the highest sense of ethics and morality. Plus, his familiarity with and experience within the community makes him a strong advocate for all his clients. I have referred Matthew several cases and my clients have always been very pleased with his representation. I would certainly want Matthew in my corner.
|FL||Member in Good Standing||2003||01/30/2017|
|KY||Authorized to practice law||1999||01/26/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Rated - Pre-Eminent Practitioner||Martindale-Hubbell||2015|
|Pro Bono Service Award (Bronze Level)||Legal Aid of Manasota||2015|
|Readers' Choice Award Finalist||Venice Gondolier-Sun||2014|
|Leadership Institute Class of 2010||Gulf Coast Community Foundation||2010|
|Partner||Hall & Rheingans, PLLC||2014 - Present|
|Chaiperson||Loveland Center||2013 - 2014|
|Attorney/President||Law Office of Matthew Rheingans, P.A.||2003 - 2014|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys||Treasurer||2015 - Present|
|Thomas E. Penick, Jr. Elder Law Inn of Court||Barrister||2014 - Present|
|Florida Bar, Elder Law Section, Medicaid Committee||Member||2012 - Present|
|Venice Area Board of Realtors||Attorney Realtor Liaison Committee||2011 - Present|
|National Association of Elder Law Attorneys||Member||2011 - Present|
|Attorney's Title Fund||Member||2010 - Present|
|Venice Estate Planning Council||Chairman (2011-12); Vice-Chairman (2010-11)||2010 - Present|
|Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys||Member||2010 - Present|
|Florida Bar, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section||Member||2010 - Present|
|Sertoma International Service Club||Secretary (2005-06); Sgt. At. Arms (2012-13)||2003 - Present|
|Sarasota County Bar Association||N/A||2003 - Present|
|United Way of South Sarasota County||Allocations Sub-Committee||2011 - 2013|
|Venice-Englewood Bar Association||President||2007 - 2007|
|Venice-Englewood Bar Association||Secretary||2006 - 2006|
|Judge John Scheb American Inn of Court||Barrister||2006 - 2012|
|Venice-Englewood Bar Association||Member||2003 - 2008|
|University of Kentucky College of Law||N/A||JD||1998|
|Stetson University||Business Administration||Business Administration||1995|
|Lovelanders' Meeting||Guardianship, Guardianship Advocate & the ABLE Act||2015|
|Gulf Cove United Methodist Church Speaker Series||Medicaid Planning & Estate Planning in Florida||2015|
|AFELA Mid-Year UnProgram||Event Co-Chair||2015|
|15th Annual Community Caregiving Forum||Elder Law, Medicaid Planning, Guardianship Law Update||2015|
|Private Speaker Series||Medicaid Planning for Long Term Care||2014|