Matthew J. Lapointe


Matthew J. Lapointe

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, Matt advises health care providers and health care institutions 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, dental practices, veterinary clinics, nursing homes, and assisted living facilities.


  • Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© (2020, 2021, 2022, 2023)


Bar Associations

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


  • Manatee County Health Care Advisory Board Member
  • Manatee Chamber of Commerce Health Care Committee, Member, Chairman (2109-present)
  • Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance, Member


  • Bishop Museum of Science & Nature
    • Vice Chair
    • Trustee
  • Take Stock in Children, Mentor
  • Northeastern University School of Law, Boston, MA (J.D. 1991)
  • Williams College, Williamstown, MA, B.A. Political Science (1988)

Business Law

  • Represented the seller of an advertising agency in a stock deal worth $3.6 million
  • Represented the seller of an electrical contracting business in the sale of 100% of the membership interests and the sale of associated real estate
  • Represented the seller of a public relations consulting firm in an asset sale worth $1 million
  • Assisted three siblings and their mother with exit planning in connection with a $40 million family business, including the preparation of a shareholder agreement and executive employment agreements for key non-family personnel
  • Represented the survivor entity in connection with the strategic merger of a struggling sportswear company with and into a larger, successful company and prepared a new LLC Operating Agreement for the survivor entity

Health Care Law

  • Represented numerous dentist and orthodontist clients in the purchase or sale of their dental practices
  • Assisted two physicians who no longer wished to practice together with the amicable separation of their practice
  • Advised several physicians who were members of a multi-specialty practice in connection with their withdrawal from that practice and the establishment of their own, independent medical practice
  • Reviewed and edited a commercially available HIPAA Manual for dental practices

Recent News


  • “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
Matthew J. Lapointe

Contact Matthew

802 11th Street West
Bradenton, Florida 34205
One Sarasota Tower
2 North Tamiami Trail, Suite 402
Sarasota, FL 34236

Malcare WordPress Security