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Matthew Adam Gruber

Matthew Adam Gruber

11 years of experience in estate planning and probate. We're here to help.
  • Estate Planning, Probate, Business Law...
  • Florida
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Matt created Gruber Law to be a different kind of Estate Planning & Probate firm - we are accessible, clear and committed to achieving long term relationships and outstanding, affordable results. We're ready to help.

Matthew A. Gruber, Esq., founder of Gruber Law, PLLC in Miami, Florida, has dedicated his legal practice to helping individuals and families protect and plan their estates for over 10 years. He is licensed to practice law in Florida and holds a Juris doctorate from Florida International University and a Bachelor’s in Business Administration degree from the University of Miami. Matt began his legal career in the tumultuous environment of the Great Recession. At that time, he joined forces with his late father, Allen H. Gruber, and together they created Gruber & Gruber, PA, a thriving practice that was dedicated to helping clients solve almost any problem that they were facing. This incredible opportunity afforded Matt the ability to gain an unparalleled amount of experience in a short period of time handling civil litigation, family law, criminal law, traffic law, real estate closings, foreclosure litigation, debt defense, credit repair, IRS collection/audit defense, probate, estate planning, business law, personal injury law and administrative law.

After the economy started to rebound, Matt’s father was diagnosed with terminal cancer. Unexplainably, the universe also started to send Matt many terminally ill clients. Matt took this as a sign that his ability to help people during their most difficult time in life was his calling. It was at that time that he founded the estate planning and probate law firm, Gruber Law, PLLC.

Having grown up in Palmetto Bay and graduating from local South Florida universities, Matt strives to give back to the community that offered him his humble start. Over the years he has created many workshops within the community in an effort to spread awareness about the necessity of estate planning.

Practice Areas
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
  • Business Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Elder Law
Fees
  • Free Consultation
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Florida
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Founding Partner
Gruber Law, PLLC
Current
Education
Florida International University College of Law
J.D.
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University of Miami
B.B.A.
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Awards
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
AV Preeminent Rated
Martindale-Hubbell
America’s Top Lawyers
American Law Society
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
AV Preeminent Rated
Martindale-Hubbell
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
Professional Associations
Dade-County Bar Association
Member
Current
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Florida Bar Association
Member
- Current
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American Bar Association
Member
- Current
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Real Property Probate & Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar
Member
- Current
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The Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar: Probate & Procedures Committee
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Dade County Bar Association Committee: Law and Technology
Member
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Dade County Bar Association Committee: Probate and Guardianship
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Dade County Bar Association Committee: Real Property
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Speaking Engagements
"Protecting Real Estate" Workshop, Protecting Real Estate from internal and external threats, Conference, Miami
Understanding the FAR/BAR Contract Workshop (2014), Understanding the FAR/BAR Contract, Conference, Miami
La Mazal Tov, Estate Planning and Legal Health Issues for Expecting Parents, Conference, Miami
Caring for the Soul - Honest Talk About Getting Older: A Multi-Generational Approach (2016), Estate Planning, Aging and Mental Health, Conference, Miami
Understanding your legal rights and legal insurance, PA Community Outreach Program for MDCPS, Miami
Gruber & Gruber
Understanding Contracts and Litigation, Miami Association of Realtors, Miami
Asset Protection & Estate Planning for Dentists, University of Miami Dental Program - Financial Planning for Dentists, Miami
Estate Planning for ALS, Estate Planning for ALS
University of Miami
Wills on Wheels, FIU College of Law
Estate Planning following Divorce, Blanca Sola
Digital Assets/Accounts, Oprandi Wealth Group
Certifications
Title Agent
The Fund
Licensed Real Estate Agent
State of Florida
Notary Public
State of Florida
Websites & Blogs
Website
Matthew Adam Gruber's Website Profile
Website
Gruber Law, PLLC Website
Legal Answers
1 Questions Answered

Q. In Florida, if one prints POA and will forms from the Internet, has them notarized, are they legal documents?
A: Pursuant to Florida law in place on 03/07/19, to answer your question as it was literally written, the answer is NO - they are not legal documents. I strongly urge you not to print Power of Attorney and Will forms from the internet for signing and notarizing. Per the Florida Statutes, both sets of documents require specific types of witnesses and you didn't mention that the documents were witnessed and signed by the right people. Also, you may be choosing witnesses that may not make the...well, best witnesses, if later on your documents are challenged in court. Let's say that you did find the right types of witnesses required by the Florida Statutes and you did sign the forms in front of both the witnesses and the notary (if notarization is even necessary, depending on which document we're analyzing and what are your goals) - the document itself may be a poorly drafted one or worse - no longer legal at all! Keep this in mind - when you use Google searches for anything, the most frequented and relevant sites appear on the first few pages. If a particular form on a website is used over and over again for years, it will likely build up the search engine optimization to appear at the top of the listings for years to come. However, if the law changes and makes those forms no longer valid (for example, the termination of "springing" powers of attorney on 10/01/16), there are no legal police that remove those outdated websites with outdated legal forms from the top of Google's search results. It could take months to even years for the Google search engines to realize that they are promoting a bad website link and handing you a bad form. To answer the second part of your question, powers of attorney are only filed in limited circumstances, such as when used to sign as an agent for the principal in a real estate transaction. Wills only need to be deposited with the clerk by the person in possession within 10 days after the Testator's death.
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Contact & Map
Gruber Law, PLLC
9350 S Dixie Hwy
#1200
Miami, FL 33156
USA
Telephone: (305) 665-8888
Fax: (305) 665-3939