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Overview

Matthew Sackel is a partner in the West Palm Beach office of Shutts & Bowen LLP, where he is a member of the Business Litigation Practice Group.

A Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Rated attorney, Matthew has extensive trial and appellate experience and regularly represents financial institutions, corporations and individuals in commercial matters, including real estate litigation, landlord/tenant matters, partnership disputes, guardianship proceedings and other commercial litigation matters.

Matthew serves on the Legal Aid Society’s Board of Directors, and has been recognized for his volunteer pro bono efforts by The Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County, The Florida Supreme Court and the Florida Pro Bono Coordinators Association.  He also serves on the Regional Cabinet for Washington University and as Co-Chair of the Washington University Alumni and Parents Admissions Program for South Florida and is a frequent lecturer and contributor to local, regional and national conferences.

Education

  • Washington University School of Law, J.D., 2005
    • Executive Notes Editor, Global Studies Law Review
  • Washington University Olin School of Business, B.S.B.A., International Business, Marketing and History,  magna cum laude, 2002

Bar Admissions

  • The Florida Bar

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit

Professional and Civic Activities

  • Leadership Palm Beach County Class of 2016
  • Co-Chair, Washington University Alumni and Parents Admissions Program for South Florida
  • Board of Directors, Legal Aid Society
  • Florida Bar’s Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section
    • Real Property Litigation Committee
    • Landlord & Tenant Committee

Recognition

Presentations

  • Roundtable Speaker, “Landlord/Tenant Litigation Issues,” ICSC 2015
  • Presenter, “Landlord’s Ability to Accelerate Rent in a Commercial Lease,” RRPTL Bar Section Convention, June 4-7, 2015
  • Moderator, Federal Judicial Panel, Palm Beach County Bench Bar Conference, March 2015
  • Roundtable Speaker, “What Should Landlords Do When the Landlord/Tenant Relationships Take a Turn?” ICSC 2014
  • Presenter, “Useful Discovery for Trial,” IPE Institute for Paralegal Education, June 28, 2012
  • Presenter, “Effective Use of Evidence, “IPE Institute for Paralegal Education, June 28, 2012

Reported Opinions

  • Queregna v. Strategic Performance Fund II, Inc., 943 So. 2d 265 (4th DCA 2006)
  • Whitney Information Network v. Council of Better Business Bureaus, 957 So. 2d 119 (4th DCA 2007)

Publications

  • Fear Not-All May Not Be Lost (Or Removed) If the Landlord Can Obtain a Distress Writ,ActionLine, a Florida Bar Real Property and Trust Law Section publication (Fall 2016)
  • Chapter 9: “Enforcement of Restrictive Covenants,” Florida Real Property Litigation, 8th Edition (2016)
  • “Eviction of a Commercial Tenant Does Not Preclude the Landlord’s Ability to Accelerate Rent,” ActionLine, a Florida Bar Real Property and Trust Law Section publication (Fall 2015)
  • Note, “Pay Up or Get Out: The Landlord’s Guide to the Perfect Eviction”, 66 U. MIAMI L. REV. 973 (2012).