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Publications & Presentations


During the past 30 years, Matt has had the opportunity to publish articles, papers, and make presentations on a variety of legal topics. If you would like a copy of a particular article or presentation, please contact us.


“Handling Abandoned Property”, Contributor, MCLE, April 2013

“Neighborhood Blight, Neglected & Abandoned Properties, Receiverships”, Contributor, MCLE, December 2008

“Treasurer’s Manual”, Contributor, Massachusetts Collectors and Treasurers Association, (2003)

“Back on the Rolls in Massachusetts: A Report on Strategies to Return Tax Title Properties to Productive Use, Contributor, CHAPA, January 2000

“Simple Majority v. Super Majority: The Expansion of Non Conforming Uses,” The Land Use Forum, Massachusetts Edition, Volume 2, #1 (1991)

“Land Use Actions Before the Land Court,”The Land Use Forum, Massachusetts Edition, Volume 1 #6 (1990)

Politi & Thomas, “Settling and Compromising State Tax Liabilities – A Massachusetts Perspective,” Journal of State Taxation, Volume 7, Number 4 (1989)


“Solar, Solar, Solar….Just Give Me The Warm Power of the Sun”, Massachusetts Association of Assessing Officers, Boxborough, MA, March 2019.

“It’s A Holiday Grab Bag”, Bristol County Assessor Association, Fall River, MA, December 2018.

“Conveyancing, Cannabis & the Sun”, Plymouth County Assessors Association, Middleborough, MA, May 2018.

“It’s Just a Bundle of Sticks – A Cornucopia of Information to Help You Read and Understand Deeds”, Fall River, MA, November 2017.

“2017 Congruous Cooperative County Conference”, Joint Meeting of Plymouth County Collector & Treasurer Association, Plymouth County Assessors Association & Bristol County Assessors Association, Middleboough, MA, April 2017.

“The Massachusetts Municipal Modernization Act – An Overview”, City of Fall River Department Heads Meeting, Fall River, MA, September 2016.

“Don’t Drop The Baton – Successfully Collecting Taxes Takes A Team Effort”, Joint Meeting of Plymouth County Collector & Treasurers and Assessors Associations, Middleborough, MA, May 2016.

“Solar Power, Valuation & PILOT Negotiations – Recent ATB Decisions”, Panelist, Massachusetts Association of Assessing Officers Winter Meeting, Randolph, MA, February 2016.

“Baby, It’s Cold Out There – The ATB & Solar Power”, Bristol County Assessors Association, Annual Meeting, New Bedford, MA, December 2015.

“Don’t Drop The Baton – Successfully Collecting Tax Titles : The First Leg – Getting Off To A Clean Start”, Norfolk Suffolk Counties Assessors Association, Spring Meeting, Randolph, MA May 2015.

“Low Value Tax Takings: How to Get Real Value From Your Low Values”, Keynote Speaker, Bristol County Assessors Association, Spring Meeting, Fall River, MA, April 2014.

“Urban Tree Farms: Helping Communities Grow Green & Grow Strong”, Southeastern Massachusetts Agricultural Partnership One Day Conference, March 2014

“Handling Abandoned Property”, Panelist, MCLE, April 2013.

“Purchasing Public Land For Agricultural Use – Buying Municipally Owned Farmlands”, Southeastern Massachusetts Agricultural Partnership One Day Conference, March 2010

“Neighborhood Blight, Neglected & Abandoned Properties, Receiverships”, Panelist, MCLE, December 2008

“Review of Challenges to Tax Collection”, Keynote Speaker, Bristol County Treasurers & Collectors Association, Winter Meeting, Westport, MA, December 2007

“New Bedford Harbor Superfund Cleanup – Creating Opportunities Through Partnerships, Creativity and Tenacity”, Saratoga Springs, NY, October 2005

“New Bedford Railroad – Southeastern Massachusetts Newest Freight Connection”, New Bedford, MA, October 2005

“Understanding the Tax Foreclosure Process”, Panelist & Moderator, Office of Lt. Governor, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Boston, MA March 2005

“Port of New Bedford Smart Port Initiative – A Strategic Plan For a Portfields Pilot Port”, National Brownfields Conference, Portland, OR, October 2003

“Federal Brownfields Legislation: Issues & Solutions”, Program Panelist, Boston Bar Association, Boston, MA April 2002

“The Process For Results – Tax Title Strategies”, Panelist, Citizen’s Housing and Planning Association, Lawrence, MA March 2001.

“Public Transportation: Unlocking the Door to Successful Smart Growth in Your City or Town”, Annual Meeting of Massachusetts Association of Regional Transit Authorities, Worcester, MA, June 2000.