Matt’s developing litigation practice focuses on the defence of public authorities. He also has significant experience with regulatory matters and complex by-law prosecutions especially the municipal regulatory response to the sharing economy. Prior to joining Boghosian + Allen, Matt defended lawyers as preferred counsel for the Lawyers’ Professional Indemnity Company.
Matt volunteers with Pro Bono Ontario providing free legal advice to self-represented litigants in Superior Court. In law school, Matt served on the executive of the student legal clinic, Downtown Legal Services, and represented low-income clients in the criminal law division. Before attending law school, Matt worked as an economist at a leading Canadian think tank and a journalist in East Africa.
Currently, Matt serves on the board of Tugende, an asset finance social enterprise he co-founded in 2010.
|Sachin Persaud & Matt Brown (2019) “Burning Leaves Is My Free Speech: Protecting by-law prosecutions against Charter challenges” Paper Presented at The International Municipal Lawyers Association Conference, Atlanta, GA.|
|Avril Allen & Matt Brown (2018) "Municipalities and the Opioid Crisis". Paper Presented at The International Municipal Lawyers Association Conference, Houston, TX.