Matt is an associate at McGrath and practices in the areas of personal injury, business creation, counseling and litigation, real estate litigation, foreclosure defense, family law, and criminal law. After attending high school in Greenville, South Carolina, Matt began to plant his roots in Charleston, graduating cum laude from the College of Charleston with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. Upon graduation, Matt obtained his Juris Doctorate from the University of South Carolina School of Law. While in law school, Matt served as the Articles Editor for the Southeastern Environmental Law Journal and obtained his first publication, Sitting on the Dock of the Bay: South Carolina’s Need For A Submerged Lands Lease Program. Matt also received the 2007 Mississippi State Coastal Law Fellowship, an award that resulted in his publication of three additional pieces that focused on coastal law and policy. Matt is admitted to practice law in South Carolina, the United States District Court of South Carolina, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Matt is also an avid outdoor enthusiast, music lover, and ice hockey player.
University of South Carolina School of Law, J.D.
- CALI Award (American Jurisprudence): Natural Resource Law
- Articles Editor, Southeastern Environmental Law Journal
- Recipient of Mississippi State’s 2007 Coastal Law Fellowship
College of Charleston, B.S., Cum Laude
- National Society of Collegiate Scholars Member
- Workouts – The Various Tools in the Toolbox for Working Out Troubled Real Estate Loans, National Business Institute, Continuing Legal Education Publication, 2013
- Loan Modifications, National Business Institute, Continuing Legal Education Publication, 2012
- What You Don’t Say Can Hurt You: The Duty of Repair and Maintenance in the Commercial Setting, South Carolina Lawyer, July 2010, Co-authored with David K. Haller
- Sitting on the Dock of the Bay: South Carolina’s Need for a Submerged Lands Leasing Program, Southeastern Environmental Law Journal, Fall 2006.
- State of Knowledge Report: The Public Trust Doctrine;
- State of Knowledge Report: Private Uses of Public Trust Resources; and
- State of Knowledge Report: Submerged Lands Leasing Options in South Carolina, a three-part series published by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control’s Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management , 2008
- South Carolina Foreclosure and Loan Workouts, National Business Institute, Charleston, South Carolina, January 2014
- Boot Camp: Foreclosure and Loan Workout Procedures, National Business Institute, Charleston, South Carolina, January 2012
- Public Lands, Private Interests, and Leasing Options, South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control – Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management’s Interagency Workshop, Sea Grant Consortium, June 14, 2008, Charleston, SC
- The Role of the Public Trust Doctrine in South Carolina, The Coastal Society Conference, July 1-3, 2008, Los Angeles, CA.
- South Carolina Bar member
- Charleston County Bar member
- Chase After a Cure, Inc. Board of Directors
- Business Networking International member