Matthew Lapointe - Blalock Walters AttorneyMatthew J. Lapointe
802 11th Street West
Bradenton, Florida 34205


Matthew is a Principal in the firm’s Business & Corporate and Health Care Law practice groups. Matthew represents companies and entrepreneurs in the full range of business and corporate matters and serves as general outside counsel to business owners in all sectors of the economy.  He advises business owners on day-to-day issues, such as personnel problems, as well as on strategic issues, such as business succession planning and business sales and acquisitions.  Matthew works with start-ups as well as mature businesses, solving challenging problems with practical solutions.

In his Health Care Law practice, Matthew advises physician groups, dentists, assisted living facilities and other health care institutions.  In addition to counseling these clients on matters common to all businesses, such as personnel issues, financing, and corporate governance, Matthew advises on compliance with the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules, the federal anti-referral law, anti-kickback law, Medicare and Medicaid compliance, as well as compliance with state licensing laws. Matthew has handled numerous health care transactions, including the purchase and sale of physician practices, nursing homes, and assisted living facilities.


  • Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America©  (2018)


Bar Associations

  • The Florida Bar, Member
  • Manatee County Bar Association, Member
  • New Hampshire Bar, Member


  • Manatee Chamber of Commerce Health Care Committee, Chair
  • Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance, Member



  • “Employment Law for Condo Associations and HOAs” at the Tampa Bay Condo & HOA Expo
  • “Succession Planning for Closely-Held Businesses” for the Commercial Finance Association of Tampa Bay
  • “Exit Planning for the Small Business Owner” for Tampa Bay Business Builders
  • “The Due Diligence Process in Commercial Real Estate” for the Florida Gulf Coast Commercial Association of Realtors