Meet an Attorney: Matthew Gobbato
By Zachary Mushkatel on December 12, 2018
For Matthew Gobbato no aspect of his work is more important than his direct contact with clients.
“Everyone’s situation, everyone’s story, is unique,” he says. “So I think it’s very important to listen to their needs and address their concerns. I sit down with them and hear what they want to discuss and then delve into ‘How do we solve this problem?’”
Matthew concentrates his practice on probate matters, estate planning, real estate and trust administration. A native of the Northwest Valley, he received his J.D. from Texas Wesleyan University School (Texas A&M) of Law in 2011 and joined Mushkatel, Robbins & Becker in 2015 after working for another firm.
In addition to estate planning and trust administration, Matthew is also devoting an increasing percentage of his practice to probate-related litigation and assists clients in the formation of business entities.
“My days are interesting because I have a lot of variety with respect to the work that I’m doing,” he says. “I get a mix, which keeps it engaging and allows me to decompress a bit when I move from one issue to the next.”
Regardless of the case type, Matthew believes listening closely to what clients are saying and hoping to achieve is always of the utmost importance.
“People come to you almost as a cathartic outlet at times when they’re having an issue,” he says. “Being able to listen to them and give them the advice and the information necessary to move forward takes a bit of the stress off them. I think they appreciate the fact that I’ve taken the time to listen to them and helped to come up with a solution.”
In addition to serving his clients well, Matthew Gobbato is also devoted to serving his community. He is active in Leadership West, a nonprofit corporation focused on developing civic and community leaders in the West Valley area.
He and his wife are the parents of two young children, which takes up most of his remaining time. But when he can, he enjoys golf, mountain biking, and reading.
Zachary Mushkatel is an Arizona native who earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Arizona in 2001 and his law degree from the University of Minnesota Law School in 2004. After serving as a public defender, he entered into private practice and, ultimately, joined forces with Mathis Becker to form the law firm known today as Mushkatel, Robbins & Becker, PLLC. In addition to criminal law, Mushkatel practices civil litigation, with a focus on estate litigation and personal injury cases. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Surprise Regional Chamber of Commerce and Sun Valley Lodge, and he is an executive officer and member of the Board of Directors for the West Maricopa County Bar Association.