Practice Areas: Association Law, Commercial & Civil Litigation, Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights, Mediation/Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
As a seasoned commercial litigation attorney with more than 35 years of experience, Matt Firestone has successfully handled hundreds of disputes during his career, including complex real estate, contract and business-related matters. In his practice, Matt also represents numerous homeowners associations, condominium associations, and commercial property owners associations, including some as large as 3,000+ dwelling units. He has been a presenter, on association-related issues, for property management companies, the Community Associations Institute, and the Orange County Homeowners Association Alliance.
His experience includes representing clients in both state and federal court, including a number of jury trials and appeals. He is certified as a mediator by the United States District Court, Middle District of Florida, and as a circuit court mediator by the Florida Supreme Court.
Matt is an honors graduate of Duke University School of Law with his J.D. and a high honors graduate of the University of Florida with a B.S. in Accounting.
Admitted to bar, 1983, Florida, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, 1984.
2015, 2016, 2018, and 2019 Florida Legal Elite, Florida Trend Magazine.
2020 Best Lawyers in America©, U.S News and World Report.
University of Florida, B.S., summa cum laude, Accounting, 1980;
Duke University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1983.
The Florida Bar