Matthew J. Burne

Matt concentrates his practice in Bankruptcy, Insolvency and Creditors’ Rights law, representing clients in commercial transactions, restructuring and bankruptcy matters. Prior to joining Tucker Arensberg, Matt served as law clerk to the Hon. Thomas P. Agresti in the Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.  Matt also practiced in New Jersey representing Chapter 7 Trustees, Chapter 11 Trustees and creditors in various bankruptcy matters.  During law school, Matt served as judicial intern to the Hon. Arthur B. Briskman and Hon. Karen S. Jennemann in the Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Florida and the Hon. Sean H. Lane in the Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.  Prior to pursuing his legal career, Matt worked for 5 years in sales and marketing for a large broad-line distributor in the Foodservice Industry.

 Areas of Practice:  Bankruptcy, Insolvency and Creditors’ Rights

Jurisdictions:  Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey, United States Supreme Court

Education and Background: Matt earned his LL.M. in Bankruptcy from St. John’s University School of Law, where he received the Dean’s Award for Excellence in the Advanced Bankruptcy Research Seminar. He earned his Juris Doctorate from Barry University School of Law, where he served as an Associate Editor of the Barry Law Review.  Matt received his B.S. from Saint Joseph’s University and holds a degree in Culinary Arts from the Culinary Institute of America.

Membership and Activities:  American Bankruptcy Institute, Allegheny County Bar Association, Erie County Bar Association

Presentations and Publications:

  • Third Circuit Review, Norton Bankr. Law Adviser (April, 2017).
  • Are Bankruptcy LMPs Still Relevant? One Court’s Story, Amer. Bankr. Inst. Journal. (March, 2017).
  • Speaker, Personal Injury Cases in Bankruptcy, A.C.B.A. Bankruptcy Symposium, (2016).
  • Amending Exemptions in a Re-opened Case, Norton Bankr. Law. & Practice (April, 2015).
  • From Mo-town to Bildisco: Rejecting Collective Bargaining Agreements in Chapter 9 Bankruptcy Cases, Norton Annual Survey of Bankruptcy Law (2015).
  • Effect of Franchisor Bankruptcy on Executory Supply Contracts, Barry Law Review (Fall, 2012).