Matt concentrates his practice in construction litigation. He prepares bid protests, motions and briefs in various construction-related matters for the firm’s clients. Matt has been involved in a wide variety of construction litigation matters, including mechanic’s lien claims, payment and performance bond claims, delay claims, and construction defect claims. He has argued before the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania and has done appellate work in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Prior to joining Cohen Seglias, Matt spent several years as an associate at a large suburban Philadelphia law firm, where he practiced primarily in commercial litigation. He represented individuals, businesses and municipal entities in a wide range of matters being litigated in state and federal court.
Matt is a regular contributor to the firm’s newsletter Construction in Brief and the firm’s blog Construction Law Now.
As a law student, Matt served as a legal intern for the Villanova Farmworker Legal Aid Clinic, representing impoverished citizens who might otherwise be unable to have legal services provided to them. In addition, Matt served as the production editor for the Villanova Environmental Law Journal.
All major Philadelphia professional sports teams. I very rarely miss watching a Phillies game and never miss watching an Eagles game.
What is your favorite thing to do in your free time?
Along with spending time relaxing with my wife and keeping up with our two sons, definitely running. I have run more than 10 marathons but will run races of all distances from 5ks to half marathons to marathons.
What would you do if you weren’t a lawyer?
I have an undergraduate degree in music education with a clarinet concentration. I would probably be teaching music as well as playing clarinet on the side.
Do you have pets?
I do. I currently have two dogs and a turtle whose name changes on a day-to-day basis depending on the whims of my older son.