Matthew Collins, Esq.

Matthew C. Collins


Phone: 215.322.8302
Fax: 215.458.4320

Philadelphia, PA

The Bellevue 200 S Broad St #600
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Secondary phone: 800.535.3425
Fax: 215.564.6245

Matthew C. 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. He also serves on the Steering Committee of CAI’s Pennsylvania Political Action Committee.

Mr. Collins lives in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania with his wife and two children.

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  • Presenter, Digital Survival Manual: What Every Community Association Needs To Know About Data Protection In the Age of Hacking and Cyber-crime. Philadelphia Condo Staff Training Symposium. April 3, 2018.
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  • Co-Author, Sign of the Times. Community Assets. September/October 2016.
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  • American Bar Association
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  • Community Associations Institute (CAI) - Chair, Political Action Committee; Communications Committee
  • CAI-PA Legislative Action Committee - Delegate
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Multiple locations to better serve your needs—

Princeton, NJ

993 Lenox Dr, Building 2
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
Phone: 609.896.9060
Secondary phone: 800.535.3425
Fax: 609.896.0629
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Marlton, NJ

40 Lake Center, 401 NJ-73, Suite 130
Marlton, NJ 08053
Phone: 856.874.4443
Secondary phone: 888.241.7424
Fax: 856.874.0133
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Yardley, PA

777 Township Line Road, Suite 120
Yardley, PA 19067
Phone: 267.907.9600
Fax: 267.907.9659
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New York, NY

5 Pennsylvania Plaza 23rd Floor
New York, NY 10001
Phone: 800.535.3425
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Philadelphia, PA

The Bellevue 200 S Broad St #600
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Phone: 267.907.9600
Secondary phone: 800.535.3425
Fax: 215.564.6245
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Bridgeton, NJ

78 W Broad St
Bridgeton, NJ 08302
Phone: 856.874.4443
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