Matthew Corwin focuses his practice in consumer financial services and commercial litigation. He advises and counsels large companies, financial institutions and small business in commercial and banking litigation matters, including contract disputes, lender's liability, complex litigation, fraud claims, real estate controversies, contested foreclosures and negotiable instruments, as well as matters pertaining to UCC, FCBA, FCRA, EFTA and FDCPA. Mr. Corwin is involved in all phases of the litigation process and FINRA arbitrations including developing legal strategies, drafting of pleadings, overseeing discovery and document production, responses, depositions, hearings and appeals. He also engages in extensive motion practice, including summary judgment and appellate motions and frequent oral argument.
Prior to joining Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP in June 2015, Mr. Corwin was for more than two years an associate at a Garden City, New York firm and another New York City firm.
After receiving his undergraduate degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Matthew worked with the Major League Baseball Players Association and was a patent litigation paralegal in the New York office of a national litigation firm.
During law school, Mr. Corwin was a compliance legal intern with Region 2, of the National Labor Relations Board, worked as a research assistant to one of his professors, and was a judicial intern to the Honorable Alfred J. Weiner, New York State Supreme Court, Rockland County.
In addition to his other law school accomplishments, Mr. Corwin was a member of the Dean's List. He was a student advocate in the school's Unemployment Action Center, and Vice-President of the Media Entertainment Sports Law Association.
- Bergen County Bar Association
- Nassau County Bar Association
- New York State Collectors Association, Attorney Chair
Many of Mr. Corwin's clients are lending institutions, loan servicer and trustees, which he defends against litigation foreclosure counter-claims, including claims involving mortgage backed securities, predatory lending, bad faith and mortgage fraud. A selection of his representative matters includes:
- Vedernikov v. Atl. Credit & Fin., Inc., No. 18-15273 (D.N.J. Aug. 30, 2019) Prevailed on a motion to dismiss on behalf of client Midland Funding, LLC in a putative FDCPA class action case. Midland had sought application of judicial estoppel, an "extraordinary" judicial remedy reserved for "the most egregious" cases, for what it alleged was bad faith conduct by plaintiff in a separate bankruptcy proceeding. The court agreed, finding plaintiff had failed to notify the Bankruptcy Court or Trustee that he had initiated a number of FDCPA claims after filing his bankruptcy petition, and the case was dismissed with prejudice.
- New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act and Home Improvement Contractors: Navigating the Minefield
- Co-Author, "FDCPA Cases Continue To Define What Congress Did Not," Law360, May 1, 2018
- Second Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Consumer Plaintiff Avila’s Challenge to the Safe Harbor She Established in Avila I Fernando C. Rivera-Maissonet, Matthew B. Corwin
- U.S. Supreme Court Agrees to Resolve Circuit Split on When the Limitations Period for FDCPA Claims Should Start
- Consumer Plaintiff Avila Sues Using the Safe Harbor Precedent She Established in Avila Decision—and Loses Fernando C. Rivera-Maissonet, Matthew B. Corwin
- Third Circuit Disagrees with Fourth and Ninth Circuit, Rules that Limitations Period for FDCPA Claims Starts on Occurrence
- New York Federal Court Demands that FDCPA Plaintiffs Read Entire Debt Collection Letter to Determine Creditor's Identity
Consumer Crossroads: Where Financial Services and Litigation Intersect
J.D., cum laude, New York Law School, 2010
- Vice President, Media Entertainment Sports Law Association
B.S., Sport Management, University of Massachusetts, Isenberg School of Management, 2004