Matthew Fornaro was born in Summit, New Jersey and grew up in South Florida. In 1999, he received his Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, in Political Science & Communications from Florida Atlantic University. While at FAU, Mr. Fornaro served as Captain of the College Bowl Team, a Senator in student government, and was admitted to Phi Kappa Phi. In 2002, Mr. Fornaro received his Juris Doctor from the University of Florida Levin College of Law while simultaneously receiving a Certificate in Intellectual Property Law. While at the University of Florida, Mr. Fornaro served as Senior Articles Editor for the Journal of Technology Law & Policy and as Justice of the Legal Fraternity Phi Alpha Delta. Previously, Mr. Fornaro practiced complex commercial litigation, including commercial and residential real estate disputes, foreclosures, contract disputes, antitrust matters, unfair competition litigation, trade secrets and landlord-tenant disputes.

Bar Admissions:

  • Florida
  • District of Columbia

Court Admissions:

  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • United States Tax Court
  • United States Court of Federal Claims
  • United States Court of International Trade
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
  • United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
  • Supreme Court of the United States

Education:

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

Recognition:

  • Rated AV® Preeminent ™, Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory

Matthew Fornaro, Esq.

Trade Centre South,
100 West Cypress Creek Road
Suite 700
Fort Lauderdale FL 33309

Phone: 954-491-1120
Fax: 954-771-9264
matthew.fornaro@gmlaw.com


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