Matt is an attorney in Obermayer’s Litigation Department. He focuses his practice on premise liability work and commercial litigation. Matt has experience working in medical malpractice defense, as well as drafting motions pleadings, and participating in the discovery process.
Matt enjoys the challenging nature of the practice of law. In his eyes, there are always opportunities for personal and professional development in his pursuit of serving and advocating for those who need help.
In addition to practicing law, Matt is an avid runner who is also a former high school cross country and track & field coach. He also enjoys attending concerts, adding records to his vinyl collection, keeping up with Philly sports, and reading.
Prior to joining Obermayer, Matt was involved in intellectual property law. He assisted with IP litigation, aided with trademark applications and responses to office actions, and drafted memoranda, complaints, and motions. He has also conducted legal research and analysis in areas of copyright and trademark fair use and clearance law.
Matt was a Research Assistant in law school, where he researched copyright law for Normalizing Copyright in the Electronic Environment. Additionally, he was highly involved in professional development opportunities; he was co-president of the Art Law Society, involved in the Sports & Entertainment Society, Pro Bono Society, and Intellectual Property Society, and took part in moot court competitions. In his role in the Art Law Society, Matt organized an event featuring a presentation and performance from Simon Tam and The Slants while they were waiting for SCOTUS to rule on their case, Matal v. Tam.
Matt is currently a member of The Copyright Society of United States of America (CSUSA), which is a nonprofit organization dedicated to copyright law awareness and education.
He was a recipient of a Villanova Law Dorothy Day Pro Bono Award in 2017 for providing direct legal services to the poor or disenfranchised.
Matt also volunteers with the Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (PVLA), where he was an intern during his law school days.