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MATTHEW C. MASON has more than 35 years of litigation experience representing major corporations, privately held businesses, and individuals in a wide range of matters, including business disputes, real estate and land use litigation, construction litigation, probate litigation, property tax and sewer assessments appeals, eminent domain challenges and valuation disputes, franchising, restrictive covenants, and other civil litigation. Matt has successfully tried dozens of matters and handled numerous appeals before the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and Appellate Court of the State of Connecticut.

Areas of Practice

  • Litigation and Appeals
  • Construction
  • Eminent Domain

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut, 1982
  • New York, 1984
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 1995
  • U.S. District Court District of Connecticut, 1995
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1994
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1994

Education

  • New York Law School, New York, New York
    • J.D. - 1982
    • Honors: cum laude
  • Bucknell University
    • B.A. - 1977
    • Major: Economics

Representative Cases

  • Lavin v. Emery, 980 F. Supp. 93, 1997, D. Conn.
  • Poirier v. Zoning Board of Appeals of Town of Wilton , 815 A.2d 716 , 2003, CT Superior
  • Arcadi v. Toth Investments, 2017 WL 1240345, 2017, CT Superior
  • Williams v. Almquist , 2007 WL 3380299 , 2007, CT Superior
  • Commissioner of Transportation v. Weil, 2005 WL 3693770, 2005, CT Superior
  • Fadner v. Friese, 2015 WL 9694326, 2015, CT Superior

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Stamford-Norwalk Regional Bar Association, Board of Directors, 2004 to 2007
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • The American Bar Association, Member
  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Member
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Member, 1995 to Present
  • Fairfield County Bar Association, Member, 1995 to Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meager & Flom, 1992 to 1995
  • Townley & Updike, 1985 to 1992
  • Kaye, Scholer, Fierman, Hays & Handler, 1982 to 1985

Pro Bono Activities

  • Nursing and Home Care, Inc, Board of Directors, Member, 1996 – 2002, Chairman, 2000 - 2002
  • Wilton Police Commission, Member, 2002 – 2012, 2015 – Current, Chairman, 2005 - 2012
  • Silver Spring Country Club, President 2007 – 2009

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Kappa Sigma