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Matthew C. Sanchez, a native South Floridian, is a Partner focusing his practice on trusts and estates litigation, probate and trust administration, estate planning, commercial litigation, and appeals.

In addition to his litigation and trial experience, Matthew frequently resolves complex multi-party disputes through mediation and other alternative dispute resolution methods, resulting in an efficient resolution for the client. Examples include a global mediated settlement of contentious real estate litigation between several religious institutions and lenders, as well as the resolution of numerous disputes involving multiple parties and insurers.

Matthew’s appellate practice has included successful results in both upholding and overturning trial results in numerous courts. Representative examples include the reported decision of Prieto v. Smook, Inc., 97 So. 3d 916 (Fla. 4th DCA 2012), in which Matthew obtained full reversal of a final judgment of fraud, and numerous appellate decisions upholding millions of dollars in judgments obtained by the firm in state and federal courts.

Matthew earned his B.S., summa cum laude, in Journalism from the University of Florida and his Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School. While attending law school, Matt gained experience through work at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard and the Electronic Frontier Foundation in San Francisco.

News and Publications

  • The Web Difference: A Legal and Normative Rationale Against Liability for Online Reproduction of Third-Party Defamatory Content, Harvard Journal of Law & Technology, 2008
  • Contributions to the Digital Media Law Project’s Legal Guide, at

Civic and Community Involvement

  • Member and former Director, Broward County Gator Club
  • Member, Harvard Club of Broward County
  • Regular volunteer and participant in numerous charity golf tournaments, including the Broward County Gator Club Annual Golf Classic, the Boys and Girls Club of Broward County Annual Levine/Slaughter Golf Classic, and the New Hope Charities Western Open Golf Tournament
  • Former co-host of “The Lawmen” radio show on WZAB 880 AM, Miami, Florida
  • Member, Rotary Club of Fort Lauderdale
  • Member, Estate Planning Council of Broward County