Matthew represents clients buying or selling commercial and residential real estate -- including condominiums, cooperative apartments, single and multi-family homes. He also has extensive experience prosecuting and defending foreclosures, landlord tenant disputes, and negotiating complex construction contracts.
Matthew leads the firm’s estate-planning practice -- offering evaluations of clients’ financial and familial situations to determine the best course of action to achieve their inheritance and estate-tax planning, or property-management goals. His proficiency in drafting wills and various trusts, such as A/B trusts, QTIP trust, Qualified Personal Residence trusts, and revocable trusts, offers the firm’s clients a number of options for formulating a sound estate plan.
Matthew also serves as counsel to various private lenders and banking institutions on both residential and commercial loans, ensuring closings are in compliance with the lenders’ requirements and all government regulations.
Matthew earned his J.D. at the University of Kentucky College of Law where he was awarded the J. Richard Oexmann Criminal Law Award. He earned his B.A. in Philosophy, and a B.S. in Economics, at Syracuse University.
He is admitted to practice in New York, New Jersey, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. District Court of New Jersey. He is also a licensed New York State Real Estate Broker instructor, teaching courses for credit to brokers at major real estate firms throughout the tri-state area.
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