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Wayne State University Law School
Detroit, Michigan
J.D., 2001
Wayne State Law Review

Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, Michigan
M.A., magna cum laude, Political Science, 1997

Curtin University
Perth, Western Australia
Graduate coursework, 1996

Aquinas College
Grand Rapids, Michigan
B.S., Business Administration, 1994

Bar Admissions


Court Admissions

All Michigan state courts

United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan

Environmental Attorney

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

Professional Affiliations

Grand Rapids Bar Association, Environmental Law Section

State Bar of Michigan, Environmental Law Council

West Michigan Air & Waste Management Association, chair

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