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Associate - Business Law, Commercial Real Estate

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Phone: 519.660.2061
Fax: 519.660.2071

Matthew assists clients on all aspects of real estate transactions including lending, planning and land development, providing practical solutions for complex legal problems.

Education

Western University, B.A., Hons., 2007

Western University, LLB, 2010

Called to the Bar in 2011
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About

Matthew is a real estate and business lawyer, focusing on commercial and complex real estate transactions, land use planning and development, and mortgage financing.

Matthew obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree from Western University in London, Ontario, having attended the affiliated King’s University College. He also obtained his law degree from Western.

A proud Londoner, Matthew believes in being involved in the community, volunteering with organizations such as Western University and London Health Sciences Centre.

Matthew was recognized by Business London Magazine as one of London’s Top 20 Under 40 in 2013, was awarded King’s University College’s Young Alumni Award in 2016, and in 2017 was selected to participate in the Governor General’s Canadian Leadership Conference.

Client Testimonials

"Matthew is very personable, honest, and you can trust that he will get the job done. He is very accessible when you need him and he provided excellent results and ensured I was taken care of on all aspects. Would recommend to anyone." -Brad Andrews, Startech.com

"I have had the pleasure to not only use myself but recommend Matt's services to clients of mine and the feedback has always been positive. One can expect a very thorough, attention to detail and knowledgeable individual who makes the legal services process stress-free." -Arnie Lindquist, Century 21 - First Canadian Corp. Brokerage

“Helpful, thorough and prompt. A great partner in our dealings with the Canadian Federal Government.” Phil Winters, Renewable Energy Professional, Caledon, ON

“Matthew did an excellent job on our deal. Thorough, expeditious and fair. Happy to recommend him to fellow Entrepreneurs.” Matthew Smith, Owner Principal at PartnerIT Corporation

“Matthew was a student supervisor at Community Legal Services at Western Law, and we have maintained a friendship since he graduated. He is very community minded and dedicated to the causes he supports. I'm especially happy that he is sitting on the Board of Governors here at Western, where he will bring his intelligence and "big picture" view of the issues.” Doug Ferguson, Community Legal Services, Western University Faculty of Law

“Matthew is the consummate professional. He is thorough and diligent in his work. I believe that these qualities, coupled with his entrepreneurial spirit, will continue to serve him well in the practice of law. Perhaps most importantly of all, Matt is compassionate; he truly cares about his clients and fights to get them the best results.” Lawrence Gridin, Brauti Thorning Zibarras LLP

Memberships and Associations

Law Society of Ontario, Member
Middlesex Law Association, Member
Ontario Bar Association, Member
Canadian Bar Association, Member
Phi Delta Phi, Member
Canadian Condominium Institute, Member
London Property Management Association, Member
London Club, Member
Trademark Agent (2013 - Present)

Awards and Recognition

Young Alumni Award 2016, Kings University College Alumni Association
20 Under 40, 2013, Business London Magazine

Publications and Speaking

  • Co-Chair, The Semi-Annual Real Estate Luncheon, Middlesex Law Association, 2018
  • Tax Issues Affecting Real Estate Lawyers: Land Transfer Tax and HST, Middlesex Law Association, 2018
  • "Do you want to remove someone from your Board? Do owners want to remove you from office?", published in CCI Review, a publication of Canadian Condominium Institute, April 2016
  • Panelist, 2016 National Conference on Trusteeship for the Association of Governing Bodies of Universities and Colleges, Washington, DC, April 2016
  • Author, “Time to Change Tarion and the Ontario New Home Warranties Plan Act?”, Condominium Manager, Association of Condominium Managers of Ontario, Spring 2016
  • Co-Chair, Eighth Annual Real Estate Update, Middlesex Law Association, 2017
  • Co-Chair, Seventh Annual Real Estate Update, Middlesex Law Association, 2016
  • Co-Chair, Current Professional & Ethical Issues in Real Estate Law, Middlesex Law Association, April 2015 Panelist, Future Ready Leadership Training Program, January 2015
  • Co-Chair, Sixth Annual Real Estate Update, Middlesex Law Association, 2015
  • Chair, Fifth Annual Real Estate Update, Middlesex Law Association, 2014
  • Identifying and Overcoming Challenges for New Lawyers, The Life Cycle of a Law Practice, Ontario Bar Association Institute 2014
  • Co-chair, Fourth Annual Real Estate Update, Middlesex Law Association, 2013

Community Involvement

Director, London Health Sciences Centre (2016 - Present)
Member-at-Large, Real Property Law Section Execution, Ontario Bar Association (2016 - Present)
Director, Twenty Under Forty London Alumni Foundation (2015 - Present, Chair: 2017 - Present)
Member-at-Large, Real Property Executive, Canadian Bar Association (2018 – Present)
Governor, Western University (2010 - 2018)
Senator, Western University (2003 - 2007, 2010 - 2018)
Director, London Club (2014 - 2018)
Community Member, Governance Committee, London Health Sciences Centre (2014 - 2016)
Director, Canadian Club of London (2011 - 2015)
Director, Red Shoe Society (2013 - 2015)
President, Musical Theatre Productions (2008 - 2011)
Chair, City of London Community Safety and Crime Prevention Advisory Committee (2008 - 2012)
Director, King's University College (2006 - 2007)

Matthew is a real estate and business lawyer, focusing on commercial and complex real estate transactions, land use planning and development, and mortgage financing.

Matthew obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree from Western University in London, Ontario, having attended the affiliated King’s University College. He also obtained his law degree from Western.

A proud Londoner, Matthew believes in being involved in the community, volunteering with organizations such as Western University and London Health Sciences Centre.

Matthew was recognized by Business London Magazine as one of London’s Top 20 Under 40 in 2013, was awarded King’s University College’s Young Alumni Award in 2016, and in 2017 was selected to participate in the Governor General’s Canadian Leadership Conference.

"Matthew is very personable, honest, and you can trust that he will get the job done. He is very accessible when you need him and he provided excellent results and ensured I was taken care of on all aspects. Would recommend to anyone." -Brad Andrews, Startech.com

"I have had the pleasure to not only use myself but recommend Matt's services to clients of mine and the feedback has always been positive. One can expect a very thorough, attention to detail and knowledgeable individual who makes the legal services process stress-free." -Arnie Lindquist, Century 21 - First Canadian Corp. Brokerage

“Helpful, thorough and prompt. A great partner in our dealings with the Canadian Federal Government.” Phil Winters, Renewable Energy Professional, Caledon, ON

“Matthew did an excellent job on our deal. Thorough, expeditious and fair. Happy to recommend him to fellow Entrepreneurs.” Matthew Smith, Owner Principal at PartnerIT Corporation

“Matthew was a student supervisor at Community Legal Services at Western Law, and we have maintained a friendship since he graduated. He is very community minded and dedicated to the causes he supports. I'm especially happy that he is sitting on the Board of Governors here at Western, where he will bring his intelligence and "big picture" view of the issues.” Doug Ferguson, Community Legal Services, Western University Faculty of Law

“Matthew is the consummate professional. He is thorough and diligent in his work. I believe that these qualities, coupled with his entrepreneurial spirit, will continue to serve him well in the practice of law. Perhaps most importantly of all, Matt is compassionate; he truly cares about his clients and fights to get them the best results.” Lawrence Gridin, Brauti Thorning Zibarras LLP

Law Society of Ontario, Member
Middlesex Law Association, Member
Ontario Bar Association, Member
Canadian Bar Association, Member
Phi Delta Phi, Member
Canadian Condominium Institute, Member
London Property Management Association, Member
London Club, Member
Trademark Agent (2013 - Present)

Young Alumni Award 2016, Kings University College Alumni Association
20 Under 40, 2013, Business London Magazine

  • Co-Chair, The Semi-Annual Real Estate Luncheon, Middlesex Law Association, 2018
  • Tax Issues Affecting Real Estate Lawyers: Land Transfer Tax and HST, Middlesex Law Association, 2018
  • "Do you want to remove someone from your Board? Do owners want to remove you from office?", published in CCI Review, a publication of Canadian Condominium Institute, April 2016
  • Panelist, 2016 National Conference on Trusteeship for the Association of Governing Bodies of Universities and Colleges, Washington, DC, April 2016
  • Author, “Time to Change Tarion and the Ontario New Home Warranties Plan Act?”, Condominium Manager, Association of Condominium Managers of Ontario, Spring 2016
  • Co-Chair, Eighth Annual Real Estate Update, Middlesex Law Association, 2017
  • Co-Chair, Seventh Annual Real Estate Update, Middlesex Law Association, 2016
  • Co-Chair, Current Professional & Ethical Issues in Real Estate Law, Middlesex Law Association, April 2015 Panelist, Future Ready Leadership Training Program, January 2015
  • Co-Chair, Sixth Annual Real Estate Update, Middlesex Law Association, 2015
  • Chair, Fifth Annual Real Estate Update, Middlesex Law Association, 2014
  • Identifying and Overcoming Challenges for New Lawyers, The Life Cycle of a Law Practice, Ontario Bar Association Institute 2014
  • Co-chair, Fourth Annual Real Estate Update, Middlesex Law Association, 2013

Director, London Health Sciences Centre (2016 - Present)
Member-at-Large, Real Property Law Section Execution, Ontario Bar Association (2016 - Present)
Director, Twenty Under Forty London Alumni Foundation (2015 - Present, Chair: 2017 - Present)
Member-at-Large, Real Property Executive, Canadian Bar Association (2018 – Present)
Governor, Western University (2010 - 2018)
Senator, Western University (2003 - 2007, 2010 - 2018)
Director, London Club (2014 - 2018)
Community Member, Governance Committee, London Health Sciences Centre (2014 - 2016)
Director, Canadian Club of London (2011 - 2015)
Director, Red Shoe Society (2013 - 2015)
President, Musical Theatre Productions (2008 - 2011)
Chair, City of London Community Safety and Crime Prevention Advisory Committee (2008 - 2012)
Director, King's University College (2006 - 2007)

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