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Matt is a creative and strategic thinker that works with clients to prevent and solve problems. Matt concentrates his practice in Business Law, Information Technology, Privacy and Data Security, Real Estate and Banking and Finance. Whether working with an individual, a business owner or executive, Matt is passionate about identifying and achieving the best result for each client based on their unique needs. He utilizes technology to increase productivity, research thoroughly and efficiently and communicate effectively. 


Matt joined Russell, Krafft & Gruber, LLP in 2014 after several years in private practice with a Harrisburg area firm where he began his legal career. He obtained his B.A. in Political Science in 2007 from Susquehanna University where he played varsity lacrosse for the Crusaders.  He was also a member of the Susquehanna University Hurricane Response Team and participated in several relief trips to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.


During law school, Matt further developed his legal research skills as a Westlaw Student Representative for Thomson Reuters, an industry leader in providing information to businesses and professionals.


Matt is a member of the Lancaster and Dauphin County Bar Associations and the Pennsylvania Bar Association. He is licensed to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.


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Practice areas


  1. Business: 30%
    6 years
  2. Contracts: 20%
    6 years
  3. M & A: 20%
    6 years
  4. Internet: 15%
    6 years
  5. Real Estate: 15%
    6 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Aaron Scott Marines

    Matt is knowledgeable and thoughtful as a lawyer. He is a great listener -- he strives to understand an issue, rather than guessing what a client wants.


    Aaron Marines Commercial real estate Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Eid Edward Qaqish

    I have known Matt since law school and can confidently say he is a hardworking and knowledgeable attorney. He represents his clients with the proper care needed in their legal matter, and I would gladly recommend his services to anyone I believe he could help.


    Eid Qaqish Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Russell, Krafft & Gruber LLP

Hempfield Center, Suite 300
930 Red Rose Court
Lancaster, PA, 17106


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Certificate of Achievement - Health LawWidener University School of Law2010
Cum Laude GraduateWidener University School of Law2010
Dean's HonorsWidener University School of Law2010
Certificate of Achievement - Environmental LawWidener University School of Law2009
Dean's HonorsWidener University School of Law2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AssociateRussell, Krafft & Gruber, LLP2014 - Present
AssociateSmigel, Anderson & Sacks LLP2010 - 2014
Law ClerkSmigel, Anderson & Sacks LLP2008 - 2010
Association namePosition nameDuration
Lancaster Bar AssociationProfessionalism Committee Vice Chair2016 - Present
Lancaster County Bar AssociationMember2014 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Leadership LancasterCore Class Member2015 - 2016
Dauphin County Bar AssociationMember2010 - 2015
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Guest Creative Director Contract NegotiationAchieved client's goals
Microsoft Enterprise Agreement NegotiationAchieved client's goals
Asset Purchase of Medical Services CompanySuccessfully closed transaction achieving client's goals
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Publication nameTitleDate
Lancaster Law BlogThe One Phrase You Should Be Using In a Pennsylvania Contract2016
Lancaster Law BlogPlain Language Privacy Policies2016
Lancaster Law BlogFarewell, Pennsylvania Capital Stock Tax (1844-2016)2016
Lancaster Law BlogReflections on Leadership Lancaster - Part Two2016
Lancaster Law BlogOn the Passing of Justice Scalia2016
Lancaster Law BlogDebunking Common Employment Law Myths2016
Lancaster Law BlogIf I Were 50 Cent, I'd Be Tired of Using (Ayo) Technology2016
Lancaster Law BlogPublic Service Announcement - Pennsylvania Primary Voter Registration Deadlines2016
Lancaster Law BlogCost Effective Business Resources for Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners2015
Lancaster Law BlogWebsite Terms of Service: Make the Fine Print Work for You2015
Lancaster Law BlogShare the Road: Cycling Laws in Pennsylvania2015
Lancaster Law BlogDoes a Contract Have to Be in Writing to be Enforceable?2015
Lancaster Law BlogI'm 30 Years Old, Married, an Attorney, and I Just Got My Estate Plan in Order2015
Lancaster Law BlogNew Pennsylvania Law on Business Entity Transactions Effective July 1, 20152015
Lancaster Law BlogPodcasts and the Law2015
Lancaster Law BlogSpeaking with Assets Lancaster on Entity Formation and Limited Liability2015
Lancaster Law BlogWeb Development Pitfalls and Legal Issues to Address When Someone Else Creates or Manages Your Business Website2015
Lancaster Law BlogWho Owns This Blog Post?2015
Lancaster Law BlogStartups and Small Businesses: Picking your Business Team2015
Lancaster Law BlogWhat’s in a (Fictitious) Name?2015
Lancaster Law BlogAs a Small Business Owner Do You Know the Laws that Apply to Your Business?2015
Lancaster Law BlogFrequently Asked Questions about Limited Liability Company Capital Contributions2015
Lancaster Law BlogContract Basics: Lessons from my High School Journalism Class2015
Lancaster Law BlogReflections on Leadership Lancaster - About One Month In2015
Lancaster Law BlogLancaster County Small Business Tax Update2015
Lancaster Law BlogSign Here: Electronic Contracts & Signing Documents2015
Lancaster Law BlogWhat Is a Privacy Policy and What Does It Do?2014
Lancaster Law BlogBYOD Language – Smartphones, Tablets and the Workplace2014
Lancaster Law BlogSay ‘Ello’ to Public Benefit Corporations2014
Lawyerist.comConsolidate Your Online Productivity Tools2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Widener University School of Law, Harrisburg PALawJD - Juris Doctor2010
Susquehanna UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2007
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Lancaster Networking Group Monthly MeetingTop 5 Business Contract Mistakes & Estate Planning Basics2016
Assets Lancaster Lending Circle MeetingEmployment Law Basics2016
Assets Lancaster Lending Circle MeetingEntity Formation and Limited Liability2015
Chamber of Commerce Member MeetingChoosing a Business Entity2014