Matthew C. Van Vessem: Lawyer with Goldberg Segalla LLP

Matthew C. Van Vessem

Buffalo,  NY  U.S.A.

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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
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

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


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.


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)

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Matthew C. Van Vessem

665 Main Street, Suite 400
BuffaloNY 14203-1425


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