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Matthew A. Eldred

Associate
  • Rochester
  • 585.231.1487
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Matt is a corporate transactional attorney primarily assisting private equity and strategic firms with mergers and acquisitions in the middle market. He is also a trusted advisor to a variety of private and public corporations, professional entities, and small businesses assisting with a broad range of general corporate and transactional matters, including corporate structuring, internal governance, and trade partner negotiations.

In addition, Matt leverages his extensive experience in deal negotiation while representing clients in all stages of renewable energy development, including negotiating subscription agreements, power purchase agreements, revenue sharing agreements, and leases in New York’s highly-technical solar energy industry, with projects ranging from less than one megawatt of distributed generation to utility-scale projects of 50 megawatts and larger across the country.

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 in the New York Supreme Court, Commercial Division.

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, American Red Cross Greater Rochester Chapter
  • Board Member, Rochester Makerspace, Inc.
  • Former 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

  • Recognized by Chambers USA in 2021 in the field of Corporate/M&A (Upstate NY)
  • 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

  • "Solar Power Considerations for Municipalities," Harter Secrest & Emery webinar with Stantec, May 20, 2021
  • "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 is a corporate transactional attorney primarily assisting private equity and strategic firms with mergers and acquisitions in the middle market. He is also a trusted advisor to a variety of private and public corporations, professional entities, and small businesses assisting with a broad range of general corporate and transactional matters, including corporate structuring, internal governance, and trade partner negotiations.

In addition, Matt leverages his extensive experience in deal negotiation while representing clients in all stages of renewable energy development, including negotiating subscription agreements, power purchase agreements, revenue sharing agreements, and leases in New York’s highly-technical solar energy industry, with projects ranging from less than one megawatt of distributed generation to utility-scale projects of 50 megawatts and larger across the country.

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 in the New York Supreme Court, Commercial Division.

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, American Red Cross Greater Rochester Chapter
  • Board Member, Rochester Makerspace, Inc.
  • Former 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

  • Recognized by Chambers USA in 2021 in the field of Corporate/M&A (Upstate NY)
  • 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

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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