The areas of Matt’s practice largely fall within the realms of admiralty and construction law. He is an experienced litigator with regard to, among other things, complex matters arising under general maritime law, recreational boating matters, and cargo cases, as well as Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, Defense Base Act, Jones Act, and Labor Law (“Scaffold Law”) cases. Matt also has experience working on several high profile matters arising from marine casualties where there was significant property damage and loss of life.
Matt is admitted to practice law in the state courts of New York and New Jersey, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, along with the District of New Jersey and the Eastern, Southern, and Northern Districts of New York. He is also a member of The Maritime Law Association of the United States.
Matt earned his Juris Doctor at the Hofstra University School of Law, where he additionally completed a concentration in international law. While at Hofstra Law, Matt participated in the Law Reform Advocacy Clinic and was also selected to be one of three students who studied at the Erasmus Universiteit in Rotterdam as part of an exchange program with that school. In recognition of his clinic service, Matt was awarded the Judge Hubert L. Will Social Justice Award. At Erasmus, situated in one of the world’s busiest ports, Matt studied maritime law under the tutelage of the university’s prestigious faculty.
Matt earned his Bachelor of Arts in international relations from the School of International Service at American University in Washington, D.C., where he also captained the men’s ice hockey team.