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Matthew A. Eldred

Associate
  • Rochester
  • 585.231.1487
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Matt assists regional and national businesses and investors with matters ranging from mergers and acquisitions, business entity formation and organization, restructuring, and reorganizations.

He represents business entities in negotiating contract terms and preparation of standard and unique agreements including personal guaranties, leases, license agreements and assignments, necessary in addressing daily operational challenges. Matt also has experience working with professional corporations, similar business entities, and individuals with professional licensing matters and related relationships.

While in law school, Matt was a summer law clerk for the Hon. Charles J. Siragusa of the U.S. District Court, Western District of New York and he interned for Justice Matthew A. Rosenbaum in the New York Supreme Court, Commercial Division.

In addition, before attending law school, Matt was a land surveyor at Erdman Anthony where he planned and directed a team in completing intricate projects for national and multi-national organizations, many of which won national and international awards for outstanding quality of work and advancement of technology.

PROFESSIONAL & CIVIC AFFILIATIONS

  • Board Member, Rochester Makerspace, Inc.
  • Board Member, Junior Builders Exchange of Rochester, NY
  • Member, Monroe County Bar Association
  • Pro Bono representative for child custody matters, Volunteer Legal Services Project of Rochester

HONORS & AWARDS

  • State University of New York Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence
  • SUNY Buffalo Law School
    • Order of the Coif
    • 2015 Moot Evidence Award Winner
    • Executive Editor, Buffalo Law Review, 2014-2015
    • Executive Editor, Buffalo Environmental Law Journal, 2013-2015
    • Graduate Research Fellow
    • Harvey L. Kaminski Scholar

PUBLICATIONS

Co-author, “Weakness in Numbers: A Brief Introduction,” 63 Buffalo Law Review, 2015

PRESENTATIONS

  • "Contract Interpretation for Project Managers and Contractors on the Job," Junior Builders Exchange of Rochester, June 25, 2019
  • "Selling High: Facing the Next Step in Your Company’s Life Cycle," in partnership with the Greater Rochester Enterprise at Harter Secrest & Emery, May 9, 2019

PRACTICE AREAS

ADMISSIONS

  • New York

EDUCATION

  • University at Buffalo School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude
  • SUNY Alfred, B.S., Land Surveying Engineering Technology, magna cum laude
HSE Law
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Matthew A. Eldred
Associate
meldred@hselaw.com
tel: 585.231.1487
fax: 585.232.2152

Matt assists regional and national businesses and investors with matters ranging from mergers and acquisitions, business entity formation and organization, restructuring, and reorganizations.

He represents business entities in negotiating contract terms and preparation of standard and unique agreements including personal guaranties, leases, license agreements and assignments, necessary in addressing daily operational challenges. Matt also has experience working with professional corporations, similar business entities, and individuals with professional licensing matters and related relationships.

While in law school, Matt was a summer law clerk for the Hon. Charles J. Siragusa of the U.S. District Court, Western District of New York and he interned for Justice Matthew A. Rosenbaum in the New York Supreme Court, Commercial Division.

In addition, before attending law school, Matt was a land surveyor at Erdman Anthony where he planned and directed a team in completing intricate projects for national and multi-national organizations, many of which won national and international awards for outstanding quality of work and advancement of technology.

Professional & Civic Affiliations

  • Board Member, Rochester Makerspace, Inc.
  • Board Member, Junior Builders Exchange of Rochester, NY
  • Member, Monroe County Bar Association
  • Pro Bono representative for child custody matters, Volunteer Legal Services Project of Rochester

Honors & Awards

  • State University of New York Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence
  • SUNY Buffalo Law School
    • Order of the Coif
    • 2015 Moot Evidence Award Winner
    • Executive Editor, Buffalo Law Review, 2014-2015
    • Executive Editor, Buffalo Environmental Law Journal, 2013-2015
    • Graduate Research Fellow
    • Harvey L. Kaminski Scholar

Publications

Co-author, “Weakness in Numbers: A Brief Introduction,” 63 Buffalo Law Review, 2015

Presentations

  • "Contract Interpretation for Project Managers and Contractors on the Job," Junior Builders Exchange of Rochester, June 25, 2019
  • "Selling High: Facing the Next Step in Your Company’s Life Cycle," in partnership with the Greater Rochester Enterprise at Harter Secrest & Emery, May 9, 2019

Admissions

  • New York

Education

  • University at Buffalo School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude
  • SUNY Alfred, B.S., Land Surveying Engineering Technology, magna cum laude

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