Matthew represents business and municipal clients in utility-related contract negotiations and energy litigation. He focuses on achieving cost savings for clients in regards to their electric, natural gas, and water/wastewater utility services. Matt also represents large industrial and commercial entities before state and federal administrative agencies, and advocates for clients on policy matters before the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission.
Matt’s business and public sector background enables him to proactively identify with clients’ needs and concerns. Before joining McNees, Matt spent a decade in business and project management, steering significant projects to completion and overseeing millions of dollars of revenue production. Matt also served as a City Councilman in his home city of Altoona, Pennsylvania from 2006-2010 and co-founded two non-profit organizations there. During law school, he extensively researched Pennsylvania’s municipal recovery program, Act 47, and worked in the legal office of the Department of Community and Economic Development.
Matt graduated magna cum laude from Rutgers University School of Law in Camden, New Jersey, and studied energy law and public dispute resolution at Penn State Dickinson Law in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.
Matt loves table tennis, the strategy game Risk, and spending time with his wife and five children. He currently resides with his family in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania.
Impact Award, Blair County Chamber of Commerce, 2009
“20 Under 40”, Altoona Mirror, 2008