Wayne State University Law School
Wayne State Law Review
Western Michigan University
M.A., magna cum laude, Political Science, 1997
Perth, Western Australia
Graduate coursework, 1996
Grand Rapids, Michigan
B.S., Business Administration, 1994
All Michigan state courts
United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan
Matt’s vast experience includes general environmental law, environmental compliance counseling, transactional due diligence, administrative law, civil and administrative enforcement defense, environmental insurance, brownfield redevelopment and financing, agricultural law and energy/alternative energy law. He routinely reviews environmental site assessments, directs remediation projects and has done extensive work with clients involved in the Michigan Baseline Environmental Assessment (BEA) program. He is a recognized authority on Michigan environmental issues and has served as an expert source for industry publications.
Matt also has a depth of experience in food regulatory matters. He handles issues related to FDA inspections, labeling, and compliance with the food safety modernization act. He is well versed in assisting companies in compliance issues, both before and after an inspection.
Matt is routinely involved in the negotiation of environmental matters in conjunction with the purchase or sale of large and small business entities and similar transactions, and has experience representing farms and agricultural associations in environmental matters. In addition, Matt has assisted in the development of various energy and alternative energy projects. He currently heads up the Environmental, Energy and Natural Resources Practice Team.
Honors and Recognitions
Best Lawyers in America®, Environmental Law, since 2013
Grand Rapids Magazine’s Top Lawyers, Environmental Law, since 2019
Grand Rapids Bar Association, Environmental Law Section
State Bar of Michigan, Environmental Law Council
West Michigan Air & Waste Management Association, chair