Attorneys

Joseph H. Matzkin

Joseph H. Matzkin

Joseph H. Matzkin
Of Counsel

617-292-7900

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Education

  • Boston University School of Law, J.D.

  • Bates College, B.A.

    • Class President

Bar Memberships & Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court, Massachusetts

Joe concentrates his practice in general corporate matters, business transactions and financing, formation of business entities, corporate finance, stock and acquisition and sale transactions, real estate transactions and developments.  He advises clients regarding shareholder agreements, insurance arrangements, general contract matters, employment relationships, operating agreements, buy-sell agreements and transition planning.  Joe also advises clients regarding estate planning and estate administration.

Joe’s clients are involved in various business enterprises including the manufacturing and service industries, restaurants, food and beverage concessions, motion picture theater operation and development, commercial development and real estate construction.

He is a frequent speaker on topics relating to the startup and financing of restaurants and all matters associated therewith.

Prior to joining the Firm, Joe was a partner at Looney & Grossman LLP, Boston, Massachusetts, from 1994 until 2015, managing partner for 6 years and a member of the management committee for 12 years.  From 1975 until 1994, Joe was a member of Roberts, Newman & Katz, PA.

Honors

  • Massachusetts Super Lawyer, 2012 - 2016
  • Boston Magazine Top Restaurant Lawyer, 2004

Representative Transactions

  • Advised restaurant startup operation from inception in licensing, lease negotiation, funding, employment matters and opening.
  • Advised advertising, public relations and promotions company as to all aspects of its business operations throughout the United States and Canada.
  • Represented public amusement and sports arena food and beverage concession-company in concession operations throughout the United States.
  • Structured and advised liquidation of construction subcontractor.
  • Represented individual in significant estate planning and then administration of decedent’s estate including utilization of qualified personal resident’s trust, charitable remainder unitrust and full qualified marital trust planning.
  • Represented multi-unit restaurant operation as to funding and lease negotiations.

Representative Speaking Engagements

  • Boston State College
    • Law Lecturer
  • Mt. Ida College

    • Associate Professor, Restaurant Law

Professional Affiliations

  • Boston Bar Association
    • Estate Planning, Corporate and Real Estate Law Sections
  • Massachusetts Bar Association

    • Estate Planning, Corporate and Real Estate Law Sections
    • Volunteer Lawyers to the Arts Panel 
  • American Bar Association
    • Estate Planning, Corporate and Real Estate Law Sections
  • Massachusetts Conveyancers Association
  • Massachusetts Restaurant Association

Community Activities

  • Bates College
    • Cheney Society
    • Board of Overseers
    • Former Trustee
    • Alumni Counsel, President
  • City of Newton, Youth Sports
    • Former Director, Coach, and Officer
  • Boston Wine Expo
    • Member of the Board of Director for annual Wine Expo

Our approach to the practice of law provides a broad range of expertise to our clients Practice Areas

Boston

30 Federal Street
Boston, MA 02110
617-292-7900

Providence

40 Westminster Street
Suite 1100
Providence, RI 02903
401-861-8200

SouthCoast

128 Union Street
Suite 500
New Bedford, MA 02740
774-206-8200

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