Matthew L. Brust concentrates his practice in business formations, operations, and planning. He also focuses on mergers and acquisitions, including federal and state taxation planning while also representing clients before the IRS and Florida Department of Revenue. He enjoys the technical and analytical aspects of tax law. Matthew’s experience in tax consulting includes tax efficient acquisitions, structuring, and succession planning, with a focus on working with entrepreneurs to help them achieve their business goals.
Matthew is a speaker and co-developed the firm’s Startup Bootcamp. He is also a blogger on the Southwest Florida Business and IP Blog. His posts include:
- Did inflation just save me money on my taxes?
- Did Hurricane Ian extend deadlines with my Section 1031 Exchange?
- Important Reminders as 2022 “Tax Day” Approaches
- How does receiving a PPP Loan impact filing my company’s taxes?
- Should I start my new business as an LLC or S-Corporation?
- What is an LLC and why do I need one?
Matthew is a Cape Coral native. In his free time, he enjoys cycling, soccer, boating and reading John Grisham novels.
Professional and Civic Affiliations
Matthew is a member of the Florida Bar, the Lee County Bar Association and the American Bar Association. Over the years, he has volunteered his time to United Way’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program (VITA) and to local “beach sweep” events to help clean up Florida’s beaches.
- Represented a seller of three pizza franchises in South Florida;
- Represented shareholders of a closely held corporation in a stock purchase;
- Represented a taxpayer before the IRS to reduce and resolve years of penalties and interest;
- Advised a client on the Bramblett Structure with respect to preserving capital gains on undeveloped real estate; and
- Formation of a business structure to efficiently and effectively invest in a real estate syndicate.