Matt represents and advises property owners, private developers, and public entities in all aspects of land use and local government matters including zoning, subdivision, critical areas, shoreline, affordable housing, and historic preservation requirements. He has experience providing counsel across multiple jurisdictions and at all phases of the development process. In addition to his land use practice, Matt represents clients in real estate transactions, municipal law matters, and in various stages of litigation.

Prior to his legal career, Matt was a transportation planner, which provides clients a unique benefit in their project development objectives. His practice is a natural extension of a lifelong interest in cities, the built environment, and exploring urban and natural spaces. Prior to joining Van Ness Feldman, Matt practiced land use and real estate law at firms in Seattle and Atlanta.

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Emory University School of Law J.D., 2012
Executive Managing Editor, Emory Bankruptcy Developments Journal

Georgia Institute of Technology Master of City and Regional Planning, 2007

Connecticut College B.A., 1999