Matthew Jackson

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Albany, NY

O'Connell & Aronowitz, P.C.
 | 54 State Street, Albany, NY 12207
Phone: 518-462-5601
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1996
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (40%),
  • General Litigation (30%),
  • Creditor Debtor Rights: Business (20%),
  • Real Estate: Business (10%)
Attorney Profile

Matthew's practice has been focused on multi-jurisdictional commercial and bankruptcy litigation, including representing creditors in complex Chapter 11 matters and adversary proceedings throughout the Northeast Region. He also focuses his practice on general business representation, replevin proceedings and commercial collections.

Matthew has represented several national lending institutions with regard to secured transactions, problem loans and wholesale inventory floor plan financing of vehicles and agricultural/construction equipment. His broad experience in this practice area includes the negotiation and preparation of forbearance and recapitalization agreements and the commencement and prosecution of inventory replevin actions. He has also represented clients in corporate matters including business formation, shareholder agreements and disputes. 

Matthew is a former Director, Treasurer and Vice President of the Capital Region Bankruptcy Bar Association; a former Director and President of the Creditors' Association of Upstate New York; a Director and current President of the Upstate New York Chapter of the Turnaround Management Association and a Director and past President of the Colonie Youth Center, Inc.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Business Litigation (40%): Non-Compete Agreements

General Litigation (30%): Litigation, Restraining Order

Creditor Debtor Rights (20%): Collections, Foreclosure, Loan Modifications

Real Estate (10%): Condominiums & Cooperatives, Landlord/Tenant, Mortgage & Refinance

Focus Areas

Non-Compete Agreements, Litigation, Restraining Order, Collections, Foreclosure, Loan Modifications, Condominiums & Cooperatives, Landlord/Tenant, Mortgage & Refinance


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Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2018

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About Matthew Jackson

Admitted: 1996, New York

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  • Mr. Jackson has been elected into the University of Rochester Sports Hall of Fame.  He was elected based upon his professional accomplishments, and for his outstanding academic and athletic achievements as member of the University's lacrosse team.

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Real Estate Broker License - New York State, 2011
  • Admitted In - Northern District of Indiana, 2007
  • Admitted In - Western District of Pennsylvania, 2003
  • Admitted In - Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 2002
  • Admitted In - Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 2001
  • Admitted In - District of Columbia, 1997
  • Admitted In - Eastern District of New York, 1997
  • Admitted In - Southern District of New York, 1997
  • Admitted In - District of Connecticut, 1997
  • Admitted In - District of Vermont, 1997
  • Admitted In - D. C. District Court, 1997
  • Admitted In - New York State, 1996
  • Admitted In - Northern District of New York, 1996
  • Admitted In - Western District of New York, 1996

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • President - Upstate New York Chapter, Turnaround Management Association, 2018
  • Former Vice President and President, Colonie Youth Center, Inc.
  • Co-Chair, Turnaround Management Association, Northeast Regional Conference
  • Committee Member - Chamber of Schenectady County "Harry Apkarian Memorial Golf Classic"
  • Former Director and President, Creditors' Association of Upstate New York
  • Member - American Bankruptcy Institute
  •  Member - Former Treasurer and VP, Capital Region Bankruptcy Bar Association
  • Member - Albany County Bar Association
  • Member - District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Member - Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member - New York Bar Association
  • Member - American Bar Association

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Volunteer Coach - North Colonie Capitals Lacrosse

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Moderator, First Day Hearings - Practical Considerations for Chapter 11 Management and Professionals, Turnaround Management Association, 2013
  • Lecturer, “Practical Skills, The Basics of Bankruptcy Practice”, New York State Bar Association, 2002
  • Lecturer, “Reaffirmation Agreements in the Current Bankruptcy Environment", Chrysler Financial Company L.L.C. National Bankruptcy Counsel Best Practices Conference, 2000
  • Co-Author, “Should There Be A Fourth Option?, A Creditor's Perspective” , American Bankruptcy Institute, 2000
  • Co-Author, “Automatic Stay Litigation in Consumer Cases”, Litigating in the Bankruptcy Court, New York State Small Business Association (NYSBA), 1996
  • Co-Author, “Crimes Motivated By Hatred: The Constitutionality and Impact of Hate Crime Legislation in the United States”, Syracuse Journal of Legislation and Policy, Volume 1, Syracuse University, 1995

Educational Background:

  • University of Rochester, 1991
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Office Location for Matthew Jackson

54 State Street
Albany, NY 12207

Phone: 518-462-5601


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Last Updated: 4/18/2018

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