Matt focuses on planning for individuals and businesses. Whether Matt is working with clients to form an estate plan, establish a new business entity, or structure a business or real estate transaction, Matt’s goal is to anticipate his clients’ needs and concerns and plan accordingly. If a dispute is unavoidable, Matt uses his experience in a variety of resolution methods to bring the conflict to a conclusion.
Matt also represents and advises several municipal entities on issues relating to the operation of local government.
Matt was raised in Monroe County and lives with his family in Newport. Matt enjoys involvement in the Monroe community through his participation with the Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club, and Community Foundation.
University of Toledo College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2008; Order of the Coif
University of Michigan, B.A., with distinction, 2005
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
Monroe County Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors (2015 - present); Treasurer (2016); Chairperson Elect (2017); Chairperson (2018)
Community Foundation of Monroe County, Board of Directors (2012 - present)
Salvation Army of Monroe County - Advisory Board, Board of Directors (2014 - present)
City of Monroe (2011 - present)
Leadership Monroe, Class of 2009-2010
Rotary Club of Monroe, Member (2009 - present)
State Bar of Michigan
Ohio State Bar Association
Toledo Bar Association
Probate and Trust Administration and Litigation
Business Formation, Transactions, and Dispute Resolution
Finance and Creditors’ Rights
RCO Law’s farming clients experienced USDA/FSA (“FSA”) program disqualifications as a result of administrative errors, the actions of third-parties, or failure to respond to notices from the FSA office.
Based on our experience in agricultural matters and our dispute resolution skills, our clients looked to RCO Law to assist in resolving the issues. While not widely known, certain farm program violations can result in the disqualification of farming entities and all owners or affiliates from receipt of FSA payments.
Whether it took informal resolution with the County office officials, request to the State Committee, appeal to the National Appeals Division, or resolution with the State Conservationist, RCO Law was able to formulate an appropriate strategy and successfully ensure that our clients remained qualified for FSA programs. Although there can be a large volume of mail received from the FSA, these mailings frequently contain formal determinations and strict deadlines for action. If not promptly and properly responded to, opportunities for response and resolution can be lost. It remains critically important that farmers closely examine all mail received from the FSA concerning farm programs. If there are any issues or concerns raised by mail concerning these programs, RCO Law remains ready to assist.
I was raised in Monroe County. As the son of an attorney, I witnessed first-hand the trials and tribulations of life in a law office from a young age. Although my dad encouraged me to fully explore all educational and professional fields, I made the decision to join my father’s profession. While pursuing my studies, I gained additional practical experience by working at courts in Monroe and Wayne counties and a law firm in Ann Arbor, Michigan. During my time at the University of Michigan, I served as the Sports Director of WCBN 88.3.
I now live in Newport with my wife, son, and two dachshunds. My family and I enjoy watching and attending sporting events. I am anxiously awaiting the Detroit Lions first Super Bowl appearance and proudly wear my alma mater’s maize and blue. I try to avoid letting too many strokes spoil an occasional walk at the golf course.