Matt is the leader of Porter Wright’s Real Estate Practice Group in addition to practicing in the areas of commercial lending, title insurance, creditors’ rights, and general corporate and business law.

His real estate background includes extensive experience representing developers and landowners in the purchase, sale and development of commercial real estate, drafting and negotiating commercial lease agreements, representing both financial institutions and borrowers in commercial loan originations, foreclosures, receiverships and workouts, and assisting businesses in general contract negotiation and dispute resolution.

Matt is the president of the firm’s title insurance agency, Coventry Title Agency, Inc., and has extensive experience in all aspects of the title insurance industry, from optimizing the coverage offered by title insurance policies to making and enforcing claims under those policies.

In addition to traditional matters, Matt has applied his real estate knowledge to assist clients in highly specialized areas, such as representing health care organizations and financial institutions with respect to the leasing, acquisition and divestiture of real estate assets within their respective complex regulatory frameworks, representing energy companies in the acquisition and enforcement of coal and mineral interests, oil and gas leases and pipeline rights-of-way, and  representing a significant wireless telecommunications carrier on matters related to new cell site deployments and distributed antenna system installations.

Matt has been listed as an Ohio “Rising Star” by Ohio Super Lawyers®, has authored various law alerts on developments and changes in real estate law, and also contributes to the firm's blogs, Banking & Finance Law Report and Energy Law Report.


  • University of Notre Dame Law School  (J.D., 2006)
  • University of Notre Dame  (B.B.A., 1999)

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio

Professional Associations

  • Columbus Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Honors & Awards

  • Midwest Real Estate News, Commercial Real Estate Hall of Fame 2020
  • Ohio Super Lawyers®, Rising Stars Edition, 2009


  • Directions for Youth and Family, Member, Board of Directors