Matt Chait is a partner in the Business Litigation Practice Group. His statewide practice focuses on commercial real estate and land use litigation, commercial foreclosure and loan guaranty matters, and general business litigation, including partnership and LLC disputes, healthcare, fraud, deceptive trade practices, and complex judgment domestication issues. A Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ rated commercial litigator, Matt has been recognized by the Daily Business Review as a top 40 attorney under 40 and as a Rising Star by Florida Super Lawyers. He is co-founder and co-editor of the Commercial Real Estate Litigation blog.

Prior to joining the firm, Matt practiced law in New York. He served as an intern in the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and for United States District Judge Richard Conway Casey in the Southern District of New York.

Outside of the office, Matt devotes substantial time to the community. He serves on the Board of Directors of Resource Depot, a non-profit organization that collects and distributes reusable materials to the arts and education community, and also serves on the Board of Directors and as a Trustee of the Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches. Matt is a graduate of Leadership Palm Beach County.

Credentials

Education

  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, J.D., 2003
  • University of Pennsylvania, B.A., 2000

Bar Admissions

  • Florida
  • New York
  • New Jersey

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey

Professional and Civic

  • Board of Directors and Trustee, Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches
  • Board of Directors, Resource Depot
  • Member, American Heart Association Executives with Heart, 2019
  • Economic Forum of Palm Beach County
  • Leadership Palm Beach County, Class of 2015
  • University of Pennsylvania Secondary School Committee
  • Florida Bar
    • Business Law Section
      • Business Litigation Committee
    • Real Property Probate & Trust Law Section
      • Real Property Litigation Committee
      • Landlord & Tenant Committee
  • Palm Beach County Bar Association
  • Former Co-Chairman, American Heart Association Lawyers Have Heart 5K Run
  • Former Member, American Heart Association Heart Walk Executive Cabinet

News & Insights

News & Speaking Engagements

Publications

Blog Posts

Accolades

  • Martindale Hubbell AV® Preeminent™  Rated
  • Florida Trend Florida Legal Elite™, Commercial Litigation, 2020
  • Palm Beach Illustrated, "Top Lawyer," 2019
  • Florida Super Lawyers, Rising Star, Business Litigation, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • Best Lawyers in America®, Commercial Litigation, 2019, 2020
  • Daily Business Review, "On the Rise 40 Under 40", 2015

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