Matthew C. Collins is a Shareholder and member of the Community Associations Group. Mr. Collins counsels community associations with respect to nearly all facets of their operations and risk management. The services that he provides to community associations include: interpretation, amendment and enforcement of governing documents; collection of assessments; drafting and review of contracts; transition from declarant to unit owner control; loan documentation; board governance; and statutory compliance. In addition, Mr. Collins provides outside general counsel services to a wide array of businesses.
Mr. Collins is an adept problem solver who finds creative ways to resolve his clients’ legal disputes outside of court. When litigation is necessary, Matthew advances his client’s position through cost-effective, thoughtful and hard-nosed advocacy. During his career, Matthew has represented individuals, businesses, and community associations before state and federal courts involving such diverse matters as construction defects, real estate disputes, business disputes, lender liability, breach of contract, and unfair trade practices. Mr. Collins continues to maintain an active commercial and civil litigation practice.
Mr. Collins understands the needs of community associations and maintains close relationships with them to ensure that their legal and business objectives are achieved. Key to his success are Mr. Collins’ strong partnerships with our clients’ community managers, accountants, insurance brokers, architects, and engineers. Mr. Collins is active with the Pennsylvania and Delaware Valley Chapter of the Community Associations Institute (CAI), and is a frequent contributor to the Community Assets magazine. Mr. Collins serves as a delegate to CAI’s Pennsylvania Legislative Action Committee which, among other tasks, regularly meets with lawmakers and their staff to advance the interests of community associations.
Mr. Collins lives in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania with his wife and two children.