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Matthew R Schutz

Landlord or tenant Attorney at Flemington, NJ

4.4   31 reviews

About Matthew

Learn Matthew’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Landlord or tenant
    20%
    Experience on both sides of the table. Have landlord experience. Draft and negotiate leases

    37 years, 50 cases

  2. Other
    20%

  3. Speeding and traffic ticket
    20%
    Experence in all matters in Municipal Court. DUI/DWI Speeding and traffic violations Disorderly persons offenses See www.njtrafficboss.com

    37 years, 100 cases

  4. Commercial real estate
    15%
    Commercial and collection litigation and enforcement

    37 years, 50 cases

  5. General practice
    15%
    Handle all matter of appeals, litigation, estates, real estate, leases

    37 years, 75 cases

  6. DUI and DWI
    10%

    38 years, 55 cases

Matthew R. Schutz, Esq. has 25 years experience
in the legal profession. As a 1984 Graduate of the
Benjamin N. Cardozo Law School of Yeshiva
University, he was admitted to the New Jersey Bar
in the same year.

In addition to 25 years in private practice,
Matthew Schutz has over 15 years experience
serving as a sitting Administrative Law Judge for
New York City’s Parking Violations Bureau.

Mr. Schutz provides full and aggressive
representation for any matter brought forward,
including Moving Violations, Ordinance Violations,
Disorderly Person offenses, Expungements,
Conditional Discharges, Landlord/Tenant, Real
Estate, Municipal matters, Collections, Civil and
Criminal matters.

The office uses technology to quickly and efficiently
handle your problems. This coupled with
Matthew R. Schutz, Esq.'s experience
combines to give you the best possible resolution

Licensed for 37 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 1985
Updated 06/05/2022
State NJ
Status Active
Acquired 1984
Updated 11/06/2022
State PA
Status Administrative Suspension
Acquired 1991
Updated 12/04/2022

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

Contact Matthew

Matthew R Schutz
40 Coppermine Village
Flemington, NJ, 08822

Reviews

4.4 / 5.0
  31 customer reviews
Posted by Jay | July 1, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Matt is the Best
He spent 4 years working for me non-stop on 1 case and was VERY SUCCESSFUL. I highly recommend him. He is the BEST LAWYER.
Posted by Jess Lipka | November 15, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Client L of Rancho M
Hired Mr Schutz to represent me in Hopewell Twp NJ traffic court for going 84 in a 50. I was hoping to get it reduced to a two point violation. I pled guilty to non point violation and subsequently saved thousands on insurance. Subsequently I gave him all my business except divorce and lawsuit from Chabad of Hunterdon. Unfortunately he did not want that job, because he quoted us many multiples of his usual fee. Schutz would have won since testimony seemed to indicate in my opinion the only witness misrepresented material facts. Takes a Rabbi to beat a Rabbi. Matthew, please handle the appeal. I believe you will be appalled after reading the transcript.
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Posted by anonymous | January 3, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Personable, kind, accommodating.
I was impressed by Mr. Schutz's other reviews on avvo.com and hired him to help me with a landlord-tenant dispute (I'm the tenant). He has been incredibly accessible by phone or email, very knowledgeable and experienced in LL-T issues, and very easy to talk to. In fact, Mr. Schutz was the ONLY attorney of about a dozen I called who treated me like a human being and really listened to my problem, whereas the others frequently cut me off, aggressively suggested unsolicited (and unhelpful) advice, or wanted hundreds of dollars to talk more than five minutes on the phone. I'm really happy I found Mr. Schutz and plan to continue to work with him.
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Posted by Scott | September 26, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Went Above and Beyond
I was looking for answers dealing with my landlord trying to illegally evict me. I contacted Matthew on a Friday night, 4th of July weekend. He not only called me back, he answered my questions and when I hired him he got working on my case so he could hit the ground running first thing July 5th. He not only had the knowledge to let me know my rights and make me feel secure in my situation he got me two months rent free and $1,650 for moving expenses. I wish there were more than 5 stars to give.
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Posted by Nicole | August 20, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Landlord issue
Matthew helped us out with an issue with our landlords. We got everything we asked for and he was very affordable. From the first time I contacted Matthew, I spoke directly to him rather than having to go through assistants/secretaries. He always responded to my emails and calls promptly and concisely. We have used other attorneys in the past and our experience with him was far superior. He exceeded all expectations and we will definitely call him first if we have need for legal assistance. He also has a good sense of humor:)
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Posted by anonymous | February 19, 2016
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Landlord & Tenant advice session
He was very helpful
Posted by anonymous | December 18, 2015
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Landlord & Tenant advice session
This was my first time using Avvo Advisor so wasn't sure what to expect. Cut to the chase: I had a really good experience! Attorney Matthew R. Schutz was great, He listened to me and answered my questions thoroughly and in plain English. He was easy to understand, good communicator, very knowledgeable, and very patient. I felt much better concerning my issue after hearing concise legal advice from Matthew Schutz and I highly recommend him. I am glad Avvo is here to answer my legal questions and I will definitely use Avvo Advisor again if the need arises.
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Posted by anonymous | November 29, 2015
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Landlord & Tenant advice session
Matthew Schultz was very helpful.
Posted by anonymous | November 16, 2015
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Landlord & Tenant advice session
Matthew Schutz gave me well-informed, honest advice who I would highly recommend to anyone looking for landlord/tenant law counsel in NJ.
Posted by anonymous | July 30, 2015
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Landlord & Tenant advice session
Very knowledgeable, easy to talk to and helpful.
Posted by Claudia | October 30, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Extremely compassionate and interested in helping the client
I spoke to Mr Schutz on the phone before meeting with him. We had several conversations and he reviewed documents that I forwarded to him via email. We had a consultation on the phone and I chose to have him represent me. I met with him and found him to be a very kind person which was a stark opposite of what I had encountered when trying to find an attorney who would represent a tenant. Not only was the job done at a reasonable cost, I had another phone consult with him free of charge when I had a glitch in my case and he walked me through it. I was in a horrible situation with my children during an illegal eviction with our power turned off. Despite the fact that the landlord was the one in violation of the law, no other attorney would consider helping me without me sacrificing the cost of my daughter's education for it. Being a woman alone in a tough situation where no one appeared to care or would help, Mr Schutz was our salvation. I can not thank him enough for the simple fact that he did his job at a reasonable cost all while being the nicest, most compassionate attorney I had encountered. He has heart and commitment, more than I can say for many. He kept my family in our home and advised me on how to move forward productively with my landlord. He gets my vote!
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Posted by anonymous | December 28, 2014
Extremely helpful, thorough in approach and dedicated in his work
I have dealt with 3 lawyers who just wasted my money. Mr,Schutz is very knowledgeable in NJ and NY laws, thorough in his approach, and to the point. He is very dedicated in what he is doing and standing by his client's interest. He would be my only attorney from now on. I highly recommend Mr.Schutz.
Posted by anonymous | October 1, 2014
HANDS DOWN BEST ATTORNEY OUT THERE
He is EXTREMLY knowledgeable, keeps your best interest first and fights for what's right. He kept us completely informed, educated us on process and is quiet the attorney you want when dealing with landlord/tenant issues. He is trust worthy and in it for law and rights of his clients not for the money or reviews and it clearly shows with it work ethic and knowledge. He is hands down the best lawyer I have ever encountered or met. My husband and I are trial lucky to have him representing us against our landlord who has harrassed us and just been a nightmare but despite it all Matt has worked around the clock on our case to make sure we get the best outcome. Can not complain not one bit.
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Posted by tahirra sethi | August 29, 2014
excellent lawyer
Mr Schutz was highly knowledgeable and very helpful in answering all questions we had and never hesitated even for a minute to share everything he could. Throughout our call with him he always made you feel he is looking out for your best interest. he gave us great suggestions and then left it to us to make the final decision.I would highly recommend him if you are looking for a reliable and responsive lawyer - thank you for your help Mr Schutz, it is truly appreciated.
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Posted by anonymous | August 6, 2014
Very knowledgable
Mr. Matthew R. Schutz was incredibly patient and friendly in giving me information that I needed. I feel well prepared for the situation I am in now and have him to thank. He was very quick in giving solid information and guidance on how to handle the situation. I would without a doubt recommend hiring him.
Posted by WriteRRR | July 30, 2014
This is the Lawyer to Hire When You Want to Win
Mr. Schutz answered several of my landlord/tenant questions on Avvo. All his answers guided me in selecting the right strategy when I was getting ready to defend myself in court. He also called me and spent at least 30 min asking me questions and instructing me what to do during the hearing. My case is dismissed. But I don't know what my landlord will pull off next time. I will have no hesitations hiring Mr. Schutz if I need a defense in landlord/tenant case.
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Posted by anonymous | June 2, 2014
Landlord/Tenant Issue
Contacted Mr. Schutz after searching the internet for a lawyer to handle an issue my father had with his previous landlord regarding his security deposit. Mr. Schutz contacted me within a week and was very professional in how he discussed with us, every step of the way, scenarios that may take place during the process of handling the case. This helped us to have peace of mind during the process. Everything turned out better than we expected and we are more than pleased with the services Mr. Schultz provided.
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Posted by Shelia | May 30, 2014
Matthew R. Schutz; Capable, informed and the excellent choice for your legal concerns/
I found Mr. Schutz, with a internet legal inquiry. He responded to my need for an attorney the very next day. From the word go I found him to be very informed, responsive, and extremely intelligent. My case was very stressful, I was a basket case. Mr. Schutz, came in reviewed the information and took charge. He did not leave me waiting and worrying. He gave me my cost and told me how everything would work, Not once did he vary from his word and our written agreement. I was in over my head dealing with these people, who literally had me homeless, until one call from Mr. Schutz. I can not recommend him enough if you want a lawyer you can trust to get the job done without taking advantage of you in the process. He asked me once; What I wanted to happen and went about getting it done, in his calm knowledgeable way. Yes I would suggest the use of his services. You would never make a better choice. Shelia Horn, Client.
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Posted by anonymous | May 28, 2014
Knowledgable Lawqyer
I have a phone consultation with him regarding a landlord-tenant matter. He asked for all the correspondence. Then he made a call to me to advice what to do, my options. He is very knowledgeable, polite and responsive.
Posted by Karen | March 21, 2014
Great Lawyer, Extremely Helpful
I posted a question in Avvo this weekend and Attorney Shutz gave an excellent answer right away. Since the leasing agent in my apartment complex made up her own rules and demanded me to move by the end of the month, I decided to contact Attorney Schutz for legal advice and representation. He reviewed my lease contract and gave me solid advice to put me at ease. He suggested me what to say to the the apartment management company first before spending money on engaging his service. Indeed, that worked out for me and the leasing agent backed off. Attorney Schutz is very knowledgeable about tenant/landlord laws, responsive, and a great person to work with. I will definitely contact him again with future legal matters and highly recommend his services to anyone. Attorney Schutz : God bless you and thank you so much!
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.6 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Administrative Law Judge
  • City of New York
  • 1993 - Present

Education

  • Yeshiva University, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
  • JD
  • 1984
  • Rutgers University, New Brunswick/Piscataway
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1980

Legal Cases

  • State v. Wiggins
  • Was able to get the speeding violation dismissed and the remaining violations fled down to a zero point offense
  • State v. Aie****
  • My client pleaded to the disregard of a traffic control and a downgraded Municipal ordinance. The Judge at the hearing reccommended from the bench that I be put on retainer

Associations

  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • New Jersey State Bar Association Municipal Court Section
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (20)
Given (5)
Endorse Matthew
General practice Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mr. Schutz. Very knowledgeable and caring attorney who achieves great results in representing clients! I want all people to contact him for help."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Mar 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Schutz is extremely knowledgable and an asset to the legal community."
Commercial real estate Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Commercial real estate Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Other
"I have reviewed Mr. Schultz's answers to questions from landlords and tenants. He is an experienced and able attorney."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Other
"I endorse Mr. Schutz as his responses to Landlord/Tenant questions as well as other contributions to this site indicate a thorough knowledge of the topic."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Dec 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Schutz. As evidenced by the number of questions he has answered on Avvo, he has a great understanding of the law. One can deduce through his many work experiences that he is a stellar attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Schutz. From his answers and time on Avvo, it is clear he is dedicated to serving those in need and his clients. It's rare that lawyers spend so much valuable time helping the community, for free, and I applaud him for doing it to such a great level. Kudos."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Schutz is a knowledge and competent landlord tenant attorney. You would do well to retain his services. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Schutz answers all his questions on Avvo using the knowledge and intuition, only, a seasoned attorney has. I endorse this lawyer."
General practice Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Schutz is well known in the legal community and he is someone I trust to send clients to when a referral is needed."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Nov 21
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. His advice was concise and to the point. He is correct in his analysis of the diminution in value and breach analysis."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have sent several cases to Mr. Schutz and he did a tremendous job and the clients were extremely pleased. I definitely endorse this lawyer."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Judge Schutz for 3 years and have found him to be intelligent, insightful and diligent. I highly recommend him to serve your needs."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have referred numerous cases to Matt. The clients I have referred to him have been very happy with the results. Plus his fees are very reasonable. I strongly endorse this attorney."
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