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Matthew T. Houston

Associate
+1.919.743.7322
Fax +1.919.516.2122

Matthew Houston is an associate in the Raleigh office and focuses his practice on complex commercial disputes, with an emphasis on financial services litigation, contract disputes, and corporate restructuring and bankruptcy. His practice also encompasses labor and employment and real estate litigation matters.

Mr. Houston’s experience includes litigating and resolving a variety of commercial contract disputes, representing lenders in litigation and loan workout matters, advising and representing secured and unsecured creditors in bankruptcy proceedings, receivership actions, and foreclosures, and defending clients in bankruptcy preference actions.

Mr. Houston also represents and advises clients in lease disputes, summary ejectment proceedings, and other real estate litigation matters, and he also advises employers as to employment-related disputes and liability evaluations.

Professional Background

Mr. Houston was a summer associate at K&L Gates in 2012. Mr. Houston also has significant experience in the field of agriculture, having owned and operated a cattle farm in Eastern North Carolina for a number of years.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Wake County Bar Association
  • North Carolina Cattlemen’s Association

Speaking Engagements

  • “Navigating Traps for the Unwary: and Increasingly Complex Ethical Issues in Discovery,” Panelist, K&L Gates “Under the Wire” CLE Seminar, January 2015

Additional Information

Publications
  • Eastern District Case Summaries, Disclosure Statement, N.C.B.A. Bankr. Sec., Oct. 2014, at 19.
  • Spring Case Summaries: Eastern District Bankruptcy Court, Disclosure Statement, N.C.B.A. Bankr. Sec., May 2014, at 12.
  • Eastern District of North Carolina Case Summaries, Disclosure Statement, N.C.B.A. Bankr. Sec., Nov. 2014, at 11.
  • Representation of corporate and individual clients in various commercial contract disputes and related litigation.
  • Representation of commercial lenders in collection litigation and related defensive litigation.
  • Representation of commercial lenders in receivership actions for a variety of commercial properties, including warehouses, office buildings, and hotels.
  • Representation of commercial lenders in all phases of real property foreclosure and sale matters in North Carolina.
  • Representation of corporate and individual clients in real estate disputes, including summary ejectment proceedings, lease workouts, lien resolutions, construction matters, and landlord-tenant disputes.
  • Representation of secured and unsecured creditors in bankruptcy proceedings, including the resolution of secured and unsecured claims.
  • Representation of amici clients via amicus briefs to the Supreme Court of North Carolina and United States Bankruptcy Court.
  • Representation of judgment creditors in North Carolina courts.
  • Advisement of large and small employers in employment-related matters, including employer-employee disputes, employer handbook evaluations and revisions, and related matters.