Attorneys

Matthew Shapiro
Partner

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
It is not uncommon for me to come across clients who claim that family members wrongfully received property from a loved one prior to their passing. This “gift” often contravenes provisions founds within a decedent’s Last Will and Testament. An example would be a son finding his way onto mom’s bank account despite mom’s Will leaving everything to daughter. Does brother have a right to keep the claimed gift? Read More
Matthew Shapiro
Family members can become vulnerable. This can be hard to accept, but oftentimes those we love fall ill or otherwise reach an advanced age where their mental capacities are diminished. They do not recognize that they may be a target for someone who is pretending to love them or care for them with the ulterior motive of gaining a quick inheritance. Read More
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Practice Areas
  • Real Property
  • Condominiums & HOA
  • Civil and Business Litigation
  • Business & Corporate Law
  • Wills, Trusts, & Probate