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Matthew M. Riordan

Matthew M. Riordan


New York
T: +1 212 836 8127
F: +1 212 836 6483

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  • Indiana University Maurer School of Law
    JD, 1998
  • Tufts University
    BA, English, 1992

Bar Admission(s)

  • New York, 1999
  • Connecticut, 2000
  • District of Columbia, 2001
  • Rhode Island, 2005
  • Massachusetts, 2005
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, 1999
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, 2000
  • United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island, 2005
  • United States District Court for the District of Connecticut, 2009

Matthew Riordan is in the Tax & Private Clients Department of Kaye Scholer’s New York office, where he concentrates on surrogate court matters. As a regular part of his practice, Matt handles will contests, construction proceedings, contested accountings, trust litigation, and other trust- and estate-related litigation matters. Matt has also handled a wide variety of complex commercial litigation matters in both New York State court and the federal courts. His experience includes all phases of litigation, including trials and appeals.

Before attending law school, Matt served at the White House, where he worked in the White House Office on Environmental Policy as a Special Assistant for Political Affairs. Matt spent the summer after his first year of law school working in Australia for a member of the Australian Parliament. Before becoming a lawyer, Matt spent time working as a commercial fisherman in Alaska.

Matt is a member of the New York State Bar Association Trusts and Estates Section. Admitted to practice in New York in 1999, Matt is also admitted to practice in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and the District of Columbia. He received his JD from the Indiana University School of Law in 1998 and his BA from Tufts University in 1992.