Managing Attorney  

New Jersey Office
T: 609-375-2070
C: 732-939-8812
F: 888-761-8299
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100 Overlook Center, 2nd Floor
Princeton, New Jersey 08540
Pennsylvania Office
T: 484-344-5340
F: 484-344-5341
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Time & Life Building
470 Norristown Road, Suite 201
Blue Bell, PA 19422

Lisa Gundrum - Administrative Assistant
T: 484-344-5326

Matthew is the Managing Attorney of Rebar Bernstiel’s New Jersey office located in Princeton. He focuses his practice on civil litigation at the state and federal levels in trial and appellate courts with a concentration on insurance coverage and insurance defense litigation, employment litigation, professional and management liability defense, and securities litigation.

Prior to joining Rebar Bernstiel, Matthew was a senior attorney at an Am Law 200 law firm where he concentrated on insurance coverage and insurance defense litigation. Over the course of his career, Matthew has represented clients in cases involving employment law, insurance fraud claims, civil RICO claims, ERISA litigation, partnership and corporate dissolutions, unfair competition, restrictive covenant and trade secret litigation, Computer Fraud and Abuse Act claims, state and federal whistleblower and qui tam actions, and creditors’ rights.

Notable Decisions and Representative Cases

Henry v. Bhowmik, 2018 WL 759936, No. A-3331-15T4 (N.J. Super. App. Div., Feb. 8, 2018) [Insurance Coverage]

U.S. ex rel. Marc Wichansky v. Zoel Holding Co., No. 14-17528 (9th Cir. Jul. 31, 2017) [Qui Tam]

Mega Construction Corp. v. XL America Group, d/b/a Indian Harbor Ins. Group, et al., No. 16-2639, 2017 WL 1325689 (3d Cir. Apr. 11, 2017) [Insurance Coverage]

Mirza v. Ins. Adm’r of Am., Inc., 800 F.3d 129 (3d Cir. 2015)

Successfully defended insurance company in state court and obtained the dismissal of all counts in a coverage matter involving claims of breach of the duty to defend, breach of contract and attorneys’ fees. [Insurance Coverage]

Successfully defended excess insurer in state court and obtained summary judgment on the grounds that the declaratory judgment action lacked an actual or justiciable controversy. [Insurance Coverage]

Professional Affiliations and Professional Organizations
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Member
  • Claims and Litigation Management, Member