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Matthew's practice has been focused on multi-jurisdictional commercial and bankruptcy litigation, including representing creditors in complex Chapter 11 matters and adversary proceedings throughout the Northeast Region. He also focuses his practice on general business representation, real estate, replevin proceedings and commercial collections.

Matthew has represented several national lending institutions with regard to secured transactions, problem loans and wholesale inventory floor plan financing of vehicles and agricultural/construction equipment. His broad experience in this practice area includes the negotiation and preparation of forbearance and recapitalization agreements and the commencement and prosecution of inventory replevin actions. He has also represented clients in corporate matters including business formation, shareholder agreements and disputes. 

Matthew is a former Director, Treasurer and Vice President of the Capital Region Bankruptcy Bar Association; a former Director and President of the Creditors' Association of Upstate New York; a Director of the Upstate New York Chapter of the Turnaround Management Association and a Director and past President of the Colonie Youth Center, Inc.

Moderator, First Day Hearings - Practical Considerations for Chapter 11 Management and Professionals, Turnaround Management Association, 2013.

Lecturer, “Practical Skills, The Basics of Bankruptcy Practice”, New York State Bar Association, 2002.

Lecturer, “Reaffirmation Agreements in the Current Bankruptcy Environment", Chrysler Financial Company L.L.C. National Bankruptcy Counsel Best Practices Conference, 2000.

Co-Author, “Should There Be A Fourth Option?, A Creditor's Perspective” , American Bankruptcy Institute, 2000.

Co-Author, “Automatic Stay Litigation in Consumer Cases”, Litigating in the Bankruptcy Court, New York State Small Business Association (NYSBA), 1996.

Co-Author, “Crimes Motivated By Hatred: The Constitutionality and Impact of Hate Crime Legislation in the United States”, Syracuse Journal of Legislation and Policy, Volume 1, Syracuse University, 1995.

Federal Court Bar Admissions include: Nothern, Eastern, Western and Southern Districts of New York; Eastern and Western Districts of Pennsylvania; District of Columbia; District of Connecticut; District of Vermont; Northern District of Indiana.


Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 30%
  2. Business: 25%
  3. Lawsuits & Disputes: 15%
  4. Corporate: 10%
  5. Other: 20%
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Contact info

O'Connell & Aronowitz, PC

54 State Street
9th Floor
Albany, NY, 12207


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2015
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
Sports Hall of FameUniversity of Rochester2012
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Of CounselO'Connell & Aronowitz, PC2013 - Present
PartnerDeily, Mooney & Glastetter, LLP1996 - 2012
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationN/AN/A
New York State Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationN/AN/A
District of Columbia BarN/AN/A
Turnaround Management AssociationN/AN/A
Creditors Association of Upstate New YorkN/AN/A
Capital Region Bankruptcy Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Albany County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
American Bankruptcy InstituteN/AN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Syracuse University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
University of RochesterN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1991