Matthew Holden Attorney at A.Y. Strauss

Matthew L. Holden

NJ 973-891-0580 | NY 332-239-1300

Matthew L. Holden is a Partner at A.Y. Strauss in the Real Estate and Corporate practice groups. Prior to joining A.Y. Strauss, Matthew was the founding partner of Holden Legal Group, a boutique commercial real estate and corporate law firm. Matthew represents developers, borrowers, lenders, and other entities in large-scale commercial real estate transactions related to retail, office, multifamily, hotel, condominium, and industrial spaces. He also provides counsel in complex corporate transactions and disputes. His clients include startups, emerging companies, family offices and Fortune 500 companies.

Prior to founding Holden Legal Group in Hackensack, NJ and New York City, Matthew practiced corporate and securities law at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, and thereafter served as in-house counsel at Ospraie Management, LLC, the investment manager for the Ospraie Funds, where he worked on corporate, hedge fund, securities and real estate matters. Prior to earning his law degree, he worked in investment banking for Lehman Brothers Inc.

Professional & Civic Affiliations

  • Temple Emanu-El, Board Member, 2018-2021
  • Sea Farm North Homeowners Association, Inc., President, Board of Directors

In the Media

Forbes, Four Tips For Business Owners Dealing With Uncertain Times, April 2020
Forbes, Two Commercial Real Estate Trends For 2021, December 2020
Forbes, Four Tips For Purchasing Commercial Real Estate In Fall 2020, September 2020

Publications & Presentations

  • Holden Legal Live Podcast
  • 2020 New York City Bar Bridge The Gap Seminar: “New Jersey Real Estate Closing Procedures”
  • 2021 Practicing Law Institute CLE Marathon: “New Jersey Real Estate Closing Procedures”


University of Miami School of Law, (J.D., 2006)
Emory University Goizueta School of Business, (BBA Finance, 2001)

Bar Admissions

New York
New Jersey
United States District Court, Southern District of New York
United States District Court, District of New Jersey

Practice Areas