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Matthew J. Willis
Partner
Hartford Office
One Goodwin Square
225 Asylum Street
Hartford, CT 06103
P 860.241.4074
F 860.548.0006

"I provide patient, common sense guidance for my clients in navigating their current legal issues, and strategic planning to avoid any future ones."

Matthew Willis applies a depth of experience in municipal law to guide municipalities and private clients to the outcomes that serve them best. He provides insightful legal counsel in general municipal questions involving real estate transactions, land use, ordinances, water pollution control regulations, property tax, and assessment issues. In addition to general municipal work, he represents the Planning and Zoning Commissions, Inland Wetlands Agencies, Zoning Boards of Appeals, Water Pollution Control Authorities, and housing authorities. He represents parties before land use boards and other municipal agencies, including handling appeals in Superior and Appellate level courts in Connecticut. Matt also provides legal counsel to private parties in real estate acquisitions and sales, financing transactions, and contracts. He provides representation in litigation matters involving real estate, title, and land use issues. He handles both residential and commercial closings. He also provides estate planning services.

Having practiced law for over thirty years, Matt uses his experience to help clients deftly navigate legal issues. Responding promptly and efficiently is a key component of his excellent service and advice. This approach leads to effective action and attaining the desired outcome.

Matt is a member of the Connecticut Bar Association, including the CBA’s Professional Ethics Committee and the executive committee of Planning & Zoning Law Section, as well as the Middlesex County Bar Association. He is a former member of the Middlefield Zoning Board of Appeals and has served on a few Charter Review Commissions in Middlefield. He presents seminars to clients, groups, and agencies. He is a judge for Mock Trials for high school participants in the Civics First program.

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Practice Areas

Environmental & Land Use
Land Use, Planning/Zoning & Wetlands
Estate Planning & Probate Administration
Municipal & State Government

Education

University of Massachusetts at Amherst
1985, BA
University of Connecticut School of Law
1988, JD
Graduate Law Program University of Exeter, Exeter
England, 1987

Admissions

Connecticut, 1988
Massachusetts, 1989
Federal District Court of Connecticut
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