Matt is a litigator who focuses his practice where business and real estate intersect. He views his role as helping clients identify issues, develop strategies and solve problems; when needed, he is ready to step in and litigate disputes. Matt enjoys hearing the stories behind his clients’ businesses, seeing their completed projects, and understanding the hard work and process that goes into making those projects a reality. He enjoys working with builders, design professionals, real estate owners and investors, developers, contractors, building managers, brokers and community associations on a range of issues, including drafting, revising, or simply interpreting and enforcing corporate documents and contracts, and has extensively litigated litigating construction defect and insurance coverage disputes, as well as creditors’ remedies (i.e., collections) matters.
He also represents individuals, local and national banks, and businesses ranging from small family-owned companies to international corporations, including automotive dealers and aftermarket vendors. He has substantial expertise in matters involving corporate or business ownership, including disputes regarding LLC member’s rights under operating agreements and compensation arrangements, advising logistics companies and materials suppliers in disputes around the country, and developing new compensation structures for company executives, among other things. He has served as a mediator on an international contract dispute implicating the UN Commission on Foreign Trade, and as an appraiser on an insurance appraisal panel.
Matt also has particular expertise in legal matters relating to community associations, including working extensively with community property managers, management companies and boards of directors for homeowners associations. He has been quoted in and authored scores of articles, including those appearing at HOALeader.com, Habitat Magazine and the Minneapolis StarTribune, as well as Minnesota Community Living Magazine and CIC Midwest News, presented at seminars on topics that affect community associations and their managers, and served as the Chapter President of the Community Associations Institute – Minnesota Chapter, a national organization dedicated to serving and educating members of the community association industry.
He has been quoted in scores of articles related to his real estate and litigation practice, including those published online at msn.com, YahooFinance.com and Bankrate.com, and in print in Minnesota Lawyer. Matt has been recognized by his inclusion in the list of Minnesota’s Rising Stars, a distinction afforded to only 2.5% of Minnesota attorneys in any given year. Outside the firm, Matt enjoys spending time with his family at the lake and his kids’ sporting events, and reading, talking about and looking at cars.