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9100 Jane Street I Building A, 3rd Floor
Vaughan I Ontario L4K 0A4
T 905 738 1078905 738 1078 I F 905 738 0528

Matthew is a senior Associate Lawyer in our Real Estate and Development Law Group. His growing practice encompasses a range of real property and commercial matters with a particular focus on:

  • Acquisitions, Dispositions & Financing of Vacant Land, Commercial & Residential Properties - Advising on, and conducting due diligence for, the acquisition and disposition of various types of real property assets including, but not limited to, vacant land, apartment buildings, condominiums and subdivisions, build-to-suit single-tenant facilities, manufacturing, industrial and warehouse facilities, mixed-use projects, commercial and office buildings and complexes, as well as residential developments
  • Land, Mixed-Use & Condominium Development - Preparing, drafting and reviewing construction and development agreements, expropriations, severance applications as well as advising on development projects, both freehold and condominium. Reviewing zoning issues and coordinating the registration and sale of freehold and condominium projects including disclosure packages whether residential, commercial or industrial in nature
  • Commercial, Industrial, Retail & Residential Leasing Matters - Negotiating, drafting, reviewing and providing advice regarding offers to lease, lease agreements and all related agreements on behalf of landlord and tenant clients for commercial, industrial, office and residential properties including mixed-use projects and condominiums. On average, Matthew negotiates leases for approximately 1.5 – 2 million square feet of gross leasable area per annum
  • Expropriation Law Matters - Matthew leads in exclusively representing landowners during expropriation by assembling and quarterbacking customized teams of specialists for each case based on need, which can include land use planners, appraisers and surveyors to address a full range of expropriations such as fee simple takings, permanent easements and temporary easements. His approach emphasizes collaborative negotiations with expropriation authorities, from local to regional municipalities, to secure optimal outcomes. While focusing on preventing tribunal hearings through strategic negotiation and thorough documentation management, the BP Litigation Practice Group is prepared to take action if required, ensuring landowners' rights are championed throughout.

Prior to being called to the Bar in 2016 and obtaining his Juris Doctor from Queen's University in 2015, Matthew completed both his Honours Bachelor of Business Administration from the Schulich School of Business at York University (2010) and Master of Business Administration from the DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University (2012) where he majored in strategic management and finance, respectively.

Applying his business acumen, strategic thinking and previous work experiences as a former entrepreneur, financial analyst at one of Canada’s largest independent investment banks and investigative analyst in the Integrated Market Enforcement Team of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Matthew provides clients with a wealth of practical experience which helps him craft tailor-made, value-added legal solutions for all manner of clientele including small, medium and large capitalization builders, developers, entrepreneurs, corporations and non-profits.

Outside of the office Matthew is a passionate soccer enthusiast, a co-inventor on multiple active US patents and is working towards his black belt in Taekwondo martial arts.


  • Real Estate Transactions including Acquisitions and Dispositions of Real Property
  • Business and Commercial Legal Services covering Commercial Agreements, Business Structure Consulting and Commercial Transaction Negotiations
  • Leasing Expertise in Commercial, Office, Industrial and Retail including High-Rise Office Lease Negotiation and Retail Space Leasing Contracts
  • Condominium Development Legal Services encompassing Condo Sales, Developer Representation and Condominium Board Advising
  • Municipal Law Services focusing on Landowners (Expropriations & Severances)
  • Conveyancing for Property Transfers, Title Searches and Settlement Processes
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) for Clients in Negotiations, Mediations and Arbitrations focusing on Conflict Resolution and Settlement Facilitation
  • Due Diligence Services and Lease Reviews for Compliance and to Protect Interests in Real Estate Investments
  • Residential Lease Agreements – Exclusively Advising Residential Portfolio Landlords to mitigate risk, Resolve Leasehold Disputes and Enforcement Procedures for the Landlord and Tenant Board
  • Lease Review and Negotiations
  • Legislation (Analysis and Recommendations)
  • Mortgage Remedies
  • Real Estate Based Financing
  • Residential, Commercial and Industrial Development
  • Estate Planning Services including Wills Drafting, Powers of Attorney and Estate Administration Advice


  • Queen’s University, Faculty of Law, Juris Doctor, 2015
  • Certificate in International Business Law with First Class Honours from Bader International Study Centre, Herstmonceaux Castle, U.K., 2014
  • McMaster University, DeGroote School of Business, Master of Business Administration, 2012
  • York University, Schulich School of Business, Honours Bachelor of Business Administration, 2010

Community Involvement

  • Chair, Vaughan-Woodbridge Federal Liberal Association, September 2017 to September 2021
  • Director, Vaughan-Woodbridge Federal Liberal Association, July 2016 to September 2017


  • Member, Law Society of Ontario, 2016 to Present