Matt Mazgaj brings a mix of litigation and transactional experience from “big law” stints in Washington, D.C. and Western New York. Prior to joining Marcus & Shapira in 2019, Matt practiced at the large international law firm Steptoe & Johnson LLP in Washington, DC, and the large regional law firm Phillips Lytle LLP in Buffalo and Jamestown, New York.
Matt’s experience includes jury and bench trial cases involving breach of contract, fraud, insurance coverage and intellectual property cases in both state and federal court. Matt also works with individuals, companies, banks and governmental entities on a range of transactional issues from organizing and structuring financial assistance through industrial development agency transactions to residential, commercial and industrial real estate and commercial financing transactions.
Matt participated in a pro bono rotation at the Legal Aid Society of Washington, D.C., representing clients in family law cases in the District of Columbia’s Family Court system, assisting clients in custody and child support cases.
Matt graduated with honors from Georgetown University Law Center in 2012, where he was an editor on the Georgetown International Environmental Law Review and on the Dean’s List at the Center for Transnational Legal Studies in London, U.K. He earned a B.A. Degree in Biology with honors from Washington & Jefferson College.
Matt is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, New York, Washington, D.C., the Western District of New York and the District Court for the District of Columbia. Upstate New York Super Lawyers recognized Matt as a Rising Star in 2017 and 2018.