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Matthew Shapiro


A native of Ormond Beach, Mr. Shapiro is a proud graduate of Seabreeze High School. Mr. Shapiro received his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Florida International University where he finished ranked in the top ten in his class. As a law student, he was an associate member of his school's law review and had the honor of having his comment selected for publication. He also served as a teaching assistant for his law school's legal research and writing program; was an intern at the Fifth District Court of Appeal; and was the recipient of book awards in Estate Planning, Legal Research and Writing, and Employment Law.

At Rice Law Firm, Mr. Shapiro has a comprehensive wills, trusts, and estates practice where he brings value to his clients as an experienced and respected drafter, administrator and litigator. His goal is always to help his clients preserve and protect what they have worked so hard to acquire. In addition, Mr. Shapiro handles a wide range of property matters including condominium and HOA law, landlord / tenant relationships, and actions relating to real property.

Mr. Shapiro has been a guest speaker on several occasions including PlanStrongTV with David Holland, The Ormond Beach Chamber of Commerce's Economic Power Hour, and several workshops hosted by the Small Business Development Center. 

Mr. Shapiro is an active member of the community serving on the Ormond Beach Neighborhood Improvement Advisory Board, and the Board of Directors for the Dunn Blount Chapter of the American Inns of Court. Mr. Shapiro also served multi-year terms as general counsel for the Ormond Beach Chamber of Commerce and the Volusia Young Professionals Group. He is a graduate of Ormond Beach Leadership IX and Daytona Beach Leadership XXXIII.

Matthew Shapiro’s Blog
Matthew Shapiro
The holidays are here.  A time for family, for friends, and for gathering around the table to feast.  But what would a gathering be without certain taboo topics?  No, not politics.  I’m talking about inheritance and estate planning.  Who is in the Will, who has been omitted, and who has work to do if they want to stay off the naughty list?  Read More
Matthew Shapiro
When it comes to estate planning, the primary goal of most clients is to eliminate the need for probate.  Although a jack of all trades, probate is primarily a court proceeding designed to lawfully transfer certain assets previously owned by a deceased person.  Probate is by no means a terrible undertaking, but it can be costly and time consuming.  The good news is that not all assets need pass through probate. Read More
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Practice Areas
  • Real Property
  • Condominiums & HOA
  • Civil and Business Litigation
  • Business & Corporate Law
  • Wills, Trusts, & Probate