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Matthew Kostiuk Blaine

Matthew Kostiuk Blaine

Practice areas:

Business, Litigation, Construction & Development, Contracts & Agreements, Insurance

About Me

MATTHEW BLAINE is an associate who works in the Firm’s Corporate/Commercial Department. He is a four-time Super Lawyer Rising Star ** (2011 – 2014) who values persistence, credibility and paying attention to his clients’ needs.


As an attorney who specializes in Corporate/Commercial litigation, Matt has a broad array of experience and has handled numerous cases throughout New Jersey - and at times in New York, Delaware and Pennsylvania - for both plaintiffs and defendants.  Matt has been personally involved in cases concerning contractual disputes, business torts, fiduciary responsibilities, oppressed shareholder allegations, landlord-tenant disputes, construction disputes, insurance coverage disputes, eDiscovery issues, intellectual property rights, consumer fraud allegations, disputes concerning real property, restrictive covenants and non-compete agreements, arbitration, bankruptcy adversary proceedings, fraudulent transfer, successor and alter ego liability, copyright infringement and allegations of individual liability for corporate debts. 


Matt is also involved in the transactional-side of the law; he has experience with business formation, acquisition, merger/consolidation and dissolution. 


Prior to joining the Firm, Matt served as an appellate clerk for the Honorable Linda G. Baxter, Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division.


During law school and college, Matt interned for United States Magistrate Judge Tonianne J. Bongiovanni. He was also an executive board member for the Rutgers Journal of Law & Religion.  As an oralist for the 2007-2008 Rutgers-Camden Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Court team, Matt traveled to Vienna, Austria and helped place his team in the top 16 of 203 participating international law schools.  During college, Matt was an intern for the United States Attorney’s Office, District of New Jersey, Trenton branch, and also served as President of his fraternity, Nu Beta Phi Gamma Delta (FIJI).


Matt is admitted to practice in New Jersey Superior Court and New Jersey District Court, as well as the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  He is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, its Young Lawyers Division and Business Law Section, the Monmouth Bar Association and BNI – Freehold.




No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey. 

To be eligible for inclusion in Rising Stars, a candidate must be either 40 years old or younger or in practice for ten years or less. Selection for inclusion to the Rising Star listing follows a 3-step selection process which is a comprehensive, good-faith and detailed attempt to produce a list of lawyers that have attained high peer recognition, meet ethical standards, and have demonstrated some degree of achievement in their field. Step one is the creation of the candidate pool where lawyers enter the candidate pool by being formally nominated by a peer; identified by the research department in the "Star Search" process; or informally nominated.  The second step includes the evaluation of the lawyers in the candidate pool.  Rising Stars' research department evaluates each candidate based on these 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement: verdicts and settlements; transactions; representative clients; experience; honors and awards; special licenses and certifications; position within law firm; bar and or other professional activity; pro bono and community service as a lawyer; scholarly lectures and writings; education and employment background; and other outstanding achievements.  These indicators are not treated equally; some have a higher maximum point value than others.  The final selection for the Rising Stars list is by grouping candidates into four firm-size categories.  Those with the highest point totals from each category are selected.   


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2008

  1. Litigation: 30%
  2. Business: 30%
    2 years
  3. Contracts & Agreements: 15%
    2 years
  4. Construction & Development: 15%
    2 years
  5. Insurance: 10%


Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

  • Richard A Wiener

    I endorse this lawyer. I have requested Matthew to draft many corporate and business related documents, but one stands out in particular. I represented the wife in a divorce in Morris County, and her husband owned a restaurant. My adversary and I agreed upon the appraised value of the restaurant as well as my client's equitably distributable share of the business. The husband needed a payout schedule over time. However, the only way to guarantee the payments to my client/wife would be get the husband to sign security agreements. I called upon Matt, and he drafted all the security agreements including main Security Agreement, UCC-1 Statement and Description of Collateral, and the Corporate Guaranty. Without Matt's expertise, we would not have these security documents in place.


    Richard Wiener Family Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Richard P Lomurro

    I endorse this lawyer. I consistently refer cases to Matt. He has handled complex litigation and is a stand out in his field. I have trusted Matt with matters and am always impressed with his effort and results.


    Richard Lomurro Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info

Davison, Eastman & Munoz, P.A.

100 Willow Brook Rd Ste 100
Lomurro Davison Et Al
Freehold, NJ, 07728-5920




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising Star**New Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine2013
Rising Star**New Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine2012
Rising Star**New Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine2011
Creative and Diligent Leadership AwardRutgers Journal of Law and Religion2008

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Law Clerk for the Hon. Linda G. Baxter, J.A.D.Superior Court Of New Jersey, Appellate Division2008 - 2009


Association NamePosition NameDuration
New Jersey State Bar AssociationN/A2009 - Present
Monmouth Bar AssociationN/A2009 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
State v. Thompson, et al.N/A

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Rutgers University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2008
Rutgers UniversityPolitical ScienceB.A.2004

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
NJICLE presentationStrategic Legal Technology Roadmap: Top 10 Takeaways for Small & Medium Size Firms2015
Litigation Technology for the Modern PractitionerTechnology in litigation2014
Internal CLE at Lomurro DavisonAn Introduction to eDiscovery Analytics and RAR2013