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, and other commercial litigation matters.  Matthew also represents clients in trusts and estates litigation and guardianship proceedings. 

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. In 2019, he was recognized by the South Florida Business Journal as a “40 Under 40” honoree.



  • 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

  • Florida

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

  • Board of Directors, 211 Helpline Palm Beach and Treasure Coast
  • 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
  • The Florida Bar
    • Business Law Section
      • Business Litigation Committee
    • Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section
      • Real Property Litigation Committee
      • Landlord & Tenant Committee

News & Insights

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)


  • 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


News & Speaking Engagements

Blog Posts


  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Rated, 5.0 out of 5.0
  • Best Lawyers in America®, Commercial Litigation, 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024
  • Palm Beach Illustrated, Top Lawyers, Business Litigation, 2023
  • South Florida Legal Guide, Top Up and Comers, 2020-2022
  • Florida Trend Florida Legal Elite™, 2020, 2022
  • South Florida Business Journal, 40 Under 40, Honoree, 2019
  • Florida Super Lawyers, Super Lawyer, 2024
  • Florida Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019


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