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Matt has been employed at Freeman Howard, P.C. since 2007 and became a shareholder in January 2011. Matt concentrates his practice in the areas of litigation, real estate, estate planning, estate administration and corporate law. Matt regularly represents plaintiffs and defendants in local, State and federal courts throughout New York. Before joining Freeman Howard, P.C., he worked as a law clerk at Connor, Curran & Schram, P.C., the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of New York and the Litigation Bureau of the New York State Attorney General’s Office. Matt is a cum laude graduate of Albany Law School where he was a member of the Albany Law Review and served as Executive Editor for Research and Writing. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, magna cum laude, from Binghamton University. During his undergraduate years, Matt was an avid traveler and studied at the University of Hawaii at Manoa and sailed around the world on the Semester at Sea program through the University of Pittsburgh.
Matt is admitted to practice law in the courts of New York State as well as the United States District Courts for the Northern District of New York, Southern District of New York (pending) and the Western District of New York. In addition, he is an active member of the American Bar Association, Columbia County Bar Association and New York State Bar Association, where he serves as alternate delegate to the House of Delegates.
Matt is currently the Chariman of the Board of Directors for the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce and Secretary for the Valatie Free Library. He is also a member of the Columbia County Young Professionals.
|Shareholder||Freeman Howard, P.C.||2010 - Present|
|Associate||Freeman Howard, P.C.||2008 - 2010|
|Law Clerk||Connor, Curran & Schram, P.C.||2006 - 2008|
|Law Clerk||United States Attorney’s Office||2005 - 2006|
|Law Clerk||New York State Attorney General's Office||2005 - 2005|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Columbia County Chamber of Commerce Executive Committee||Vice Chair||2010 - Present|
|Columbia County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors||Director||2010 - Present|
|Columbia County Bar Association||N/A||2008 - Present|
|New York State Bar Association||N/A||2007 - Present|
|Journal of Air Law and Commerce (SMU)||Aircraft Deicing Fluid and the Environmental Epidemic it is Causing||2007|
|MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS: CASES AND PROBLEMS||Directors: Fiduciary Duties||2007|
|Albany Law School of Union University||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2007|
|State University of New York, Binghamton||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2004|