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Matthew Lautman

Matthew Lautman

  • Business Law, Construction Law, Collections ...
  • Pennsylvania, West Virginia
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Matt is a trial attorney focusing on business, construction, collections, and probate, estate and trust litigation matters. Matt routinely represents his clients in both federal and state court, along with private arbitration and mediation.

As part of his business litigation practice, Matt frequently handles breach of contract claims, tort litigation claims, non-competition/non-solicitation matters, and shareholder disputes. As part of his construction law practice, Matt frequently represents architects and engineers in design defect cases, and assists all his construction clients, including design professionals, contractors, and suppliers in filing, when applicable, mechanic’s lien claims or making claims through the CASPA and the PPA.

As part of his creditor’s rights practice, Matt consults with clients about their overall credit process and contracting documents. In this capacity, he seeks to improve efficiencies and develop practices and procedures that may increase the likelihood of payment or collection. He also pursues, when necessary, claims in court for his clients to recover money owed for goods provided or services rendered. Matt routinely represents companies in adversary actions, including preference claims and fraudulent transfer claims.

In addition, Matt frequently represents individuals in probate, estate and trust litigation matters in orphans’ court. This work involves matters such as defending claims against an estate/trust, beneficiaries contesting wills and trusts, and principals and interested parties seeking accountings of the actions of an agent with a power of attorney.

Practice Areas
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Construction Law
Construction Contracts, Construction Defects, Construction Liens, Construction Litigation
Employment Law
Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, ERISA, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
Personal Injury
Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
Additional Practice Area
  • Probate, Estate, and Trust Litigation
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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West Virginia
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3rd Circuit
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Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania
B.A. | Political Science
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University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Honors: Class President
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Professional Associations
Allegheny County Bar Association
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Contact & Map
Houston Harbaugh, P.C.
Three Gateway Center, 22nd Floor
401 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Telephone: (412) 288-5017
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