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Matthew J. Griesemer has been employed at Freeman Howard, P.C. since 2007 and became a shareholder in January 2011. Matt concentrates his practice in the area of civil litigation and he regularly represents plaintiffs and defendants in local, State and federal courts throughout New York. Matt also consistently serves his clients in the areas of commercial and residential real estate, zoning and land use planning, business/corporate formation and in estate planning and estate representation. Before joining Freeman Howard, P.C., he worked as a law clerk at Connor, Curran & Schram, P.C., the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of New York and the Litigation Bureau of the New York State Attorney General’s Office. While in law school, Matt was a member of the Albany Law Review and served as Executive Editor for Research and Writing.
Matt is admitted to practice law in the courts of New York State as well as the United States District Courts for the Northern District of New York, Southern District of New York (pending) and the Western District of New York. In addition, he is an active member of the Columbia County Bar Association and New York State Bar Association, where he serves as alternate delegate to the House of Delegates.
B.A., magna cum laude, Political Science – Binghamton University (2004).
J.D., cum laude – Albany Law School of Union University (2007).
Chairman, Columbia County Chamber of Commerce Executive Committee
Director, Columbia County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors
Secretary and Trustee, Valatie Free Library Board of Trustees
Member, Columbia County Young Professionals Steering Committee
Member, Capital Alliance of Young Professionals
Member, Columbia County Association of New York
Member, Albany Law School Justinian Society
Lecturer, Business Corporations, Columbia-Hudson Partnership
Lecturer, Elder Law and Estate Planning, Interim Health Care
Aircraft Deicing Fluid and the Environmental Epidemic it is Causing, 72 J. Air L. & Com. 727 (2007).
Directors: Fiduciary Duties, in Mergers & Acquisitions: Cases and Problems ch. 9 (Wendy B. Davis ed. 2007).
Matt and his wife, Amy, live in the Town of Kinderhook with their children, Lucy and Annabelle.