Matthew C. Van Vessem: Lawyer with Goldberg Segalla LLP

Matthew C. Van Vessem

Partner
Buffalo,  NY  U.S.A.
Phone716.566.5476

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Practice Areas

  • Constitutional Law
  • Labor and Employment
  • Municipal and Governmental Liability
  • Appellate
 
Contact InfoTelephone: 716.566.5476
Fax: 716.566.5401
http://www.goldbergsegalla.com/attorneys/matthew-c-van-vessem
 
University State University of New York at Buffalo, B.A., magna cum laude, 1992
 
Law SchoolState University of New York at Buffalo, J.D., 1997
 
Admitted1998, New York; U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
 
Memberships 

Professional Affiliations
•Labor and Employer Relations Association of Western New York
•New York State Management Attorneys Conference
•Bar Association of Erie County
•Organization of Public Employer Negotiators

 
Born1970
 
Biography

Matthew Van Vessem is a partner in the firm's Labor and Employment Practice Group. He concentrates his practice in the areas of labor and employment litigation, wage and hour litigation, employee discipline, collective bargaining and municipal law.

Matt has represented private and public sector clients in administrative and legal proceedings, including labor arbitrations, agency hearings and state and federal court litigation. He has extensive appellate court experience and has represented municipalities before the New York State Court of Appeals. He has lectured and written on a number of topics of particular interest to municipalities, including the application of the Fair Labor Standards Act to municipal employers and the special rules applicable to public sector police and fire employees.

Honors
Best Lawyers in America 2013-2014 (Employment Law - Individuals)
•Upstate New York Super Lawyers (Employment and Labor)
Business First's Who's Who in Law (Labor and Employment)

Publications/Presentations
•Quoted in “ Seeking a Quality Free Appropriate Public Education for All ,” Buffalo Law Journal, October 20, 2014
•Quoted in “Law Limits Right of Unpaid Interns to Sue,” Buffalo Law Journal, October 28, 2013
•Presenter, New York State Public Employment Labor Relations Association Annual Conference, Saratoga Springs, NY, July 17, 2013
•Quoted in “Judge Reverses Award for City Firefighters' Raises,” Buffalo News, January 13, 2012
•Quoted in “Buffalo Teachers, Workers Lose Bid for Pay Step Hikes During Wage Freeze,” Buffalo News, March 30, 2011
•Presenter, New York State Public Employer Relations Association, July 2009

Publications
• Matthew Van Vessem Quoted in Seeking a Quality Free Appropriate Public Education for All, Buffalo Law Journal
October 20, 2014
• Matthew C. Van Vessem Quoted in Law Limits Right of Unpaid Interns to Sue, Buffalo Law Journal
October 28, 2013
• Buffalo News Highlights Victory for City of Buffalo Over Firefighters' Union in Retroactive Pay Raise Case
January 13, 2012
• Quoted in Buffalo Teachers, Workers Lose Bid for Pay Step Hikes During Wage Freeze, The Buffalo News
March 30, 2011

News
Prominent Labor and Employment Attorneys Join Goldberg Segalla
August 1, 2010

Successes
Goldberg Segalla Helps City of Buffalo Return Police Officer to Work
November, 10, 2012
Goldberg Segalla Helps City of Buffalo Achieve Reversal of Arbitration Award in Firefighters' Retroactive Pay Raise Case
January 12, 2012
Partners are 4-0 at the Court of Appeals
Matthew C. Van Vessem Successfully Represents the City of Buffalo Before the NY Court of Appeals on the Issue of Back Pay for Police and Firefighters Following the End of the Wage Freeze
March 29, 2011
Landmark Decision Before the Court of Appeals

Achievements
Forty-Six Goldberg Segalla Attorneys Listed in 2014 Upstate New York Super Lawyers
August 11, 2014
Super Lawyers Names Nearly Three Quarters of Goldberg Segalla's Upstate New York Attorneys
August 19, 2013
Best Lawyers in America 2014 Names Thomas F. Segalla a Buffalo “Lawyer of the Year,” Lists Fifteen Goldberg Segalla Attorneys
August 15, 2013
Sixteen Goldberg Segalla Attorneys Listed in 2012 Who s Who in Law, Buffalo Business First
September 2012
Ten Goldberg Segalla Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers in America 2013
September 20, 2012
Twenty-Three Goldberg Segalla Attorneys Listed in 2012 Upstate New York Super Lawyers
August 21, 2012

 
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Office Information

Matthew C. Van Vessem

665 Main Street, Suite 400
BuffaloNY 14203-1425




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