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Matthew Fornaro, P.A.

Matthew Fornaro has been a business law attorney in Florida, serving Coral Springs, Parkland, and Broward since 2003. Prior to starting his own law firm, he was a litigation attorney with Shutts & Bowen, LLP, and Greenspoon Marder, P.A. Matthew practices complex commercial litigation, including contract disputes, commercial and residential real estate disputes, antitrust matters, unfair competition, trade secrets, and landlord-tenant disputes.

He also practices intellectual property law, UCC and creditor litigation, employment litigation, homeowner and condominium association representation, consumer finance and servicer representation for creditors, collection and post-judgment collection, escalated litigation assistance, and drafting and revision of business documents, including the formation of business organizations. Matthew assists new business owners in choosing and drafting all legally required documents.

  • Florida Bar

    Broward County Bar Association Bench and Bar Committee

  • District of Columbia Bar

    Supreme Court of the United States

  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida

    United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims

  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida

    United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces

  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida

    United States Court of International Trade

  • United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

    United States Court of Federal Claims

  • United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

    United States Tax Court

  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

    United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Matthew Fornaro, Esq.

As an attorney, Matthew has been recognized as “AV” rated, which is the highest rating an attorney can achieve through Martindale’s Peer Review system. In 2015 Matthew was listed in the “Legal Leaders” publication as a top-rated attorney in South Florida in the areas of litigation, commercial litigation, and real estate.  Matthew is also a graduate and instructor of the Kaufman Foundation’s FastTrac NewVenture Program, presented by the Broward County Office of Economic and Small Business Development.

  • Florida Supreme Court Certified County Mediator

    Florida Supreme Court Qualified Arbitrator

    FINRA Dispute Resolution Arbitrator

  • Rated AV® Preeminent Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory

    2018 “Legal Leader” for South Florida

    Florida Super Lawyers, Rising Star

  • Legal Leaders, South Florida’s Top Rated Lawyers

    America’s Most Honored Professionals

    Lead Counsel Rated

    Top AVVO rating of 10

  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society

    Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity

  • University of Florida Levin College of Law (J.D.)

    University of Florida Levin College of Law, Certificate of Intellectual Property Law

    Florida Atlantic University (B.A.) cum laude

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Matthew Fornaro, P.A. Successfully Represented

  • Represented $250 million judgment debtor in stock fraud scheme litigation

    Represented multiple car dealers in complex state and federal replevin, breach of contract and Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act litigation

  • Represented one of the nation’s largest condominium/hotel real estate companies in breach of contract matter

    Represented large chiropractic center in obtaining $1.45 million dollar fraud judgment against electronic medical records company

  • Represented printing and graphics company in multiple business tort cases

    Represented one of the nation’s largest time share real estate companies in breach of contract and foreclosure litigation matters

  • Represented one of South Florida’s largest roofing contractors in multiple complex litigation matters

    Represented freight forwarding company in multidistrict antitrust shipping litigation in federal court in Puerto Rico 

  • Represented milk distribution company in multi-district antitrust case involving nation’s largest dairy company

    Represented one of Palm Beach County’s largest private landowners in multiple complex state and federal commercial real estate litigation matters

  • Represented one of Ft. Lauderdale’s largest developers in construction defect and breach of contract litigation

    Represented Boynton Beach’s largest developer and landowner in multiple complex state and federal commercial real estate litigation matters

  • Represented national banks and loan servicers in complex state and federal consumer finance litigation

    Represented national banks and loan servicers in complex state and federal consumer finance litigation

  • Represented several multi-million dollar businesses in dissolution and shareholder dispute actions

    Represented multiple companies and individuals in Landham Act and civil conspiracy litigation cases in Federal Court

Professional Involvement 

Board of Directors, Broward County Bar Association

Former Vice-President and Board of Directors, Sawgrass Nature Center & Wildlife Hospital

Former Member, Broward County Consumer Protection Board

Former Commissioner, Broward County Historical Commission

NEXT (Next Executive Team)

United Way of Broward County, Mission United Veteran’s Project

The Stephen R. Booher American Inn of Court

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