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Matthew Wayne Gibson

Estate planning Attorney at Columbus, OH

5.0   13 reviews
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  • Licensed for 17 years
    State OH
    Acquired 2006
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Matthew

Learn Matthew’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    50%
    My estate planning practice is focused on providing an unparalleled blend of sophistication and cost-effectiveness. I help, on average, over 200 clients each year with their estate plan, and almost all estate plans, even with trusts involved, are $1,000 or less.

    17 years, 1,200 cases

  2. Real estate
    28%
    The bulk of my real estate practice involves residential purchases/sales and commercial leases.

    17 years, 100 cases

  3. Business
    22%
    I assist closely-held businesses, as well as executives, professionals, and consultants, with respect to a wide range of contracts, such as employment agreements, consulting agreements, and non-compete agreements. I also represent businesses on formation and tax planning issues.

    17 years, 200 cases

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Location

Pappas Gibson LLC
716 Mt. Airyshire Blvd
Suite 100
Columbus, OH, 43235

Reviews

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Posted by Jackie | August 16, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended!
Matt really seemed to care about our estate plan and what would work best for my family. I never felt like just a number but rather a valued client. He took the time to fully explain all my options so I understood completely. He responded to my follow up questions immediately. I couldn't recommend him higher!
Posted by Lynn | August 16, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Our new attorney for our small business and personal matters
We highly recommend Matthew. He is personable, evaluates what is needed and gets the finished documents to you with record speed compared to our past experiences. He was recommended to us by our financial planner who had numerous clients who were also pleased with his work. We updated our estate planning and some business documents.
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Posted by Jeff | April 16, 2018
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Highly recommend.
My wife and I hired Matthew to prepare our wills and POAs. Makes you feel comfortable from the moment you meet him. Easy to talk to, and answers your questions in laymen's terms. Also answered our questions about Living Trusts. Would highly recommend him.
Posted by alex | March 14, 2018
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Matthew's review
Mr Gibson updated all our family legal documents. We loved the fact that he used plain English, no "legalese" to explain all steps, an he does not start the $$$ clock when contacted with questions. Highly recommended!
Posted by anonymous | January 16, 2018
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Pleasure working with...
My wife and I really enjoyed working with Mr. Gibson. He is extremely responsive. He was able to sit us down and make a estate planning easy for us while still providing great feedback. Even after we were done, we got a note stating that, given the tax changes, that we may want to review our plans. I think this is very proactive and forward thinking and looking out for the best of his clients. I would highly recommend Matt and will continue to us him. Thank you.
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Posted by Sabra | December 26, 2017
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Review of Matthew Gibson
I first worked with Matt Gibson when he helped me prepare a will. I find him likeable, honorable, a critical/creative thinker, and efficient. He answered my questions thoroughly and brought up considerations I hadn't thought of. As we were working on will issues I discovered that I was victim of a credit card scam that was costing me a significant sum. After trying unsuccessfully to manage the issue myself, I asked Matt to recommend someone to help me. He was intrigued himself with the issue and within a week had dealt with the scammers and resolved the problem completely. Made it look easy.
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Posted by anonymous | November 30, 2016
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Impeccable follow up, quick responses
Matt is knowledgeable and trustworthy. He follows up on every detail and oftentimes thinks beyond a situation to help create further solutions to anticipate needs or issues in the future. I feel comfortable calling anytime to discuss things and know that if Matt doesn't know the answer he will know who does. He is easily accessible, very communicative, and fast.
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Posted by Jay | August 25, 2016
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Attention to Detail
Mr. Gibson exceeded our expectations on a business contract which we felt had gone sour beyond salvageable. Not only did he negotiate between the 2 parties but he negotiated a notoriously difficult CEO who has a reputation of 0 compromise in business deals. Mr. Gibson delivered well beyond what we thought he could do, we were hoping to rate his services 10-star instead of 5. A superb lawyer with skills beyond anyone else in the profession we have used.
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Posted by Randall | July 9, 2010
A Skillful Advocate
I requested Attorney Matt Gibson to set up an estate plan, pension fund and to review my business (S-corp) status. He was skillful in determining my needs because he listened carefully, explained options and helped empower me to make legal and financial choices with which I am happy. Attorney Gibson sought consultation when appropriate and referred me to a certified financial planner of similarly high skill and ethics who has established a 401K for the S-corp. Attorney Gibson saved me $50,000 were when he explained the benefits of refinancing my home at a lower mortgage rate over the same term, and spoke with the bankers to expedite the process. He saved me over 20 times what his fees cost! Attorney Matt Gibson is personable and diligent. He makes me feel like I have a true advocate who understands and cares about my needs. I have noted him to work well with other attorneys and financial planners on my behalf. I recommend Attorney Matt Gibson most highly.
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Posted by Brooke | June 30, 2010
Great experience!
Matt is extremely knowledgeable and was great to work with. I have recommended him to several friends.
Posted by Sharon | June 30, 2010
Highly Recommended
We worked with Matt for my family's estate planning. He was great to work with and made everything easy for us.
Posted by Ann | June 29, 2010
Definitely Recommend
Seemed very knowledgable and passionate about his chosen field; showed my husband and I lots of options for redoing our wills we hadn't previously thought about.
Posted by Seth | June 29, 2010
Excellent experience !
Matt was awesome to work with. He is extremely knowledgeable and made it easy for us to understand what we needed.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Pappas Gibson LLC
  • 2013 - Present
  • Associate
  • Jones, Troyan, Pappas & Perkins
  • 2008 - 2012
  • Associate
  • Gallagher & Kavinsky, Lpa
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Law Clerk
  • Gallagher & Kavinsky, Lpa
  • 2004 - 2006
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Education

  • Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • Colby College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2003

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Simple Estate Plan for Client with Adult Children
  • executed estate plan; satisfied client
  • Estate Plan for Client with $50,000,000+
  • executed estate plan; satisfied client
  • Estate Plan for Clients on Second Marriage
  • executed estate plan; satisfied client

Associations

  • Licking County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Partnership for Philanthropic Planning
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Central Ohio Planned Giving Council
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Sustaining Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Columbus Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Olentangy Rotary Club
  • Member
  • 2010 - 2011
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top Lawyers
  • Columbus C.E.O. Magazine
  • 2017
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Superb Rating
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2012
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Publications

  • Ohio Lawyer
  • Trusts for the Uninitiated
  • 2015
  • ABA The Young Lawyer
  • Conducting Estate Planning Interviews
  • 2015
  • Columbus Bar Lawyers Quarterly
  • Major Developments Concerning Individual Retirement Arrangements
  • 2015
  • Columbus Bar Lawyers Quarterly
  • An Overview of Trusts for the Uninitiated
  • 2015
  • Columbus Parents Magazine
  • Why ANTLERS Matter When it Comes to Naming a Guardian
  • 2010
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Speaking Engagements

  • National Association of Professional Organizers
  • Hot Topics in Estate Planning
  • 2016
  • Landlord Engagement Action Network
  • Limited Liability Companies and Residential Real Estate Investment Properties
  • 2015
  • Columbus Mothers of Twins Club
  • Estate Planning for Families with Young Children
  • 2014
  • Clintonville MOMS Club
  • Estate Planning for Families with Young Children
  • 2014
  • Akron Chapter of the American Association of Individual Investors
  • 2014 Update on Asset Protection Techniques
  • 2014
  • Ohio State University Student Financial Planning Association
  • Estate Planning and the Relationship between Financial Adviser and Attorney
  • 2013
  • Columbus Chapter of National Association of Personal Financial Advisors
  • Introduction to Trusts
  • 2012
  • Columbus Chapter of American Association of Individual Investors
  • Asset Protection through Limited Liability Companies
  • 2012
  • Akron Chapter of American Association of Individual Investors
  • Asset Protection through Limited Liability Companies
  • 2012
  • Worthington MOMS Club
  • Estate Planning for Families with Young Children
  • 2010
  • Powell MOMS Club
  • Estate Planning for Families with Young Children
  • 2010
  • Clintonville MOMS Club
  • Estate Planning for Families with Young Children
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (4)
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Estate planning Attorney | Sep 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matt has an excellent reputation in the community. I would definitely refer clients to Matt for business matters."
Business Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"When I refer business clients to Matt, I know they are in good hands. Matt drew up the corporate documents for my firm, and we were very pleased with the results."
Estate planning Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matt has earned a stellar reputation as an estate planner. Not only does Matt have a thorough knowledge of the law, but he also has the patience and compassion needed to make sure each client's unique set of needs is met. I trust him, and you can too."
Wills and living wills Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I send app of my clients with probate issues to Matt and he always does a great job. In fact, I had him do my own will."
Real estate Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer as someone who provides excellent service and sophisticated work product at a reasonable price."
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