Allen Dell

Attorneys at Law

813.223.5351 202 South Rome Avenue Suite 100
Tampa, Florida 33606

Matthew J. Foster

Matt Foster has been a shareholder with the law firm of Allen Dell since 2002.


Mr. Foster focuses his legal practice on general corporate; mergers and acquisitions; and, tax planning and controversies.

Affiliations and Accolades:

Practice Areas:

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Tax planning
  • Tax controversies with the IRS
  • Taking IRS cases to Tax Court
  • Representing clients in IRS investigations and audits
  • Private placements
  • Serving as primary counsel in large sales and acquisitions
  • Serving as general counsel to both large clients and new start-up companies
  • Assisting companies in their formation, development and ongoing legal needs.


  • Ohio State University, J.D., 1980, Cum Laude
  • New York University, LL.M., Taxation, 1983
  • Ohio Northern University, B.A., 1977, with high distinction


  • The Florida Bar, 1983

Current and Prior Professional Associations:

  • The Florida Bar
  • Ohio State Law Review
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association

Relevant Experience:

  • Served as primary counsel in
    • $600 million sale of First Florida Banks to Barnett Bank
    • $300 million sale of People Gas to TECO
    • $175 million tender offer and sale of Plasma-Therm, Inc. to OBH
    • Other multi-million dollar transactions in Florida including the sale of Anchor Industries in Lakeland, the acquisition of ABA Industries, Inc. in St. Petersburg, the acquisition of Nitram, Inc. in Tampa, both the acquisition and sale of Sahlman Seafoods, Inc. in Tampa, and the sale of 35-store franchisee back to Five Guys Enterprises


  • AV Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
  • Served on the Ohio State University Law Review