Matt focuses his practice on business and real estate matters. Matt’s practice emphasizes practical solutions that are preventative in nature and that serve to maximize his clients’ opportunities, while minimizing risks.
He represents business owners, solopreneurs, executives and professionals in a wide variety of planning, growth, transactional and corporate matters. His real estate clients include residential and commercial investors, developers, builders, contractors, brokers, property managers and building trades.
Matt routinely counsels clients in real estate matters, business formations, financing, risk assessment and minimization, business transactions, employment agreements, buy-sell and confidentiality agreements, business succession plans, dispute resolution, and product sales and distribution arrangements.
Matt is an entrepreneur, investor and business owner himself. Those experiences enable him with a unique perspective to identify and serve the needs of his business and real estate clients. Matt provides executive coaching services as well as general business counsel to a wide range of business owners and their companies.
Matt’s Law Practice Philosophy
“I try hard to accomplish three things with my clients that many attorneys do not consider. First, I take the time to teach my clients. I explain the law in easily understood terms to empower my clients with the knowledge they need to make better decisions. I explain the costs, benefits, risks and opportunities of their business and legal decisions, and then help guide the client through the decision-making process. I appreciate the importance of clients making their own decisions, where many attorneys presumptively make choices that belong to their clients. I am first and foremost an educator to my clients, and few attorneys help clients in that way.
Secondly, I strive to add value to every client representation. That goal is a central component of our law firm’s Mission Statement, and I take that pledge very seriously. Adding value to every client representation means that we deliver high quality services for fair fees in an appropriate manner.For example, it rarely makes sense for a client to incur attorneys’ fees in an amount exceeding the amount at issue in a dispute. We balance the client’s needs with the costs associated with meeting those needs. As a result, we often have to be creative and inventive in finding solutions.
Finally, I learned long ago that good lawyers are problem-solvers. My job is to identify and solve problems for our clients. Staying focused on the client’s goals often results in us devising mechanisms and solutions we were never taught in law school. Our decades of experience in solution-driven law practice have made us better lawyers. That approach is central to how we help our clients today.“