Matthew Korenoski

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17 West Gay Street, Suite 200
West Chester, PA 19380

Phone: 610.692.1371
mkorenoski@utbf.com

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Matthew N. Korenoski

Matt Korenoski is an associate who practices Zoning and Land Use, Real Estate and Commercial Litigation, and Municipal Law. Matt has represented government bodies, including townships, boroughs, zoning hearing boards, and other local authorities, in matters involving zoning, land use, Right to Know Law, tax assessments, eminent domain, and sewage and water issues. He has prepared ordinances that regulate emerging uses like medical marijuana, drones, short-term rentals, and emotional support animals. He also represents individuals in similar public sector-related matters, including preparing and presenting applications for variances, special exceptions, and conditional uses, filing and defending land use appeals, and other miscellaneous development initiatives. Matt has argued on behalf of municipalities, businesses, and individual clients in various court proceedings, including successful oral arguments before the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court.

In the litigation context, Matt has represented clients in various matters including real estate, land use and zoning, boundary disputes, construction issues, contracts, fraud, misrepresentation, restrictive covenants, consumer rights, UTPCPL, insurance and annuities, landlord-tenant, breach of fiduciary duty, and other business disputes. He also served as first chair at a federal jury trial and has experience with bench trials, depositions, hearings, arbitrations, and motions practice.

Prior to working at UTBF, Matt worked at two full-service, mid-size law firms in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. He graduated from Duquesne University School of Law in June 2016, cum laude. While there, he served as an Associate Editor/Team Lead for the Duquesne Law Review, and his article O’Bannon vs. the NCAA: An Antitrust Assault on the NCAA’s Dying Amateurism Principle was selected for publication in Volume 54, Issue 2.

While in law school, Matt also served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Thomas M. Hardiman at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. He also interned in-house at two large Pittsburgh corporations, where he researched issues including international franchising, intellectual property, and privacy rights, and reviewed contracts with vendors and independent contractors.

Matt has been selected for the prestigious 2023 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Stars list for Land Use/Zoning, earned recognition from Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch for 2023 for Land Use and Zoning Law and Municipal Law, was named a “Top Lawyer” in Municipal Law by Main Line Today since 2021, and received the Daily Local’s Top Lawyers of Chester County Reader Choice Award since 2021.

Outside of his legal practice, Matt enjoys playing tennis and traveling with his wife, and spending time with family and friends. Originally from Johnstown, PA, he also enjoys rooting for his Pittsburgh Steelers, Penguins, Pirates, and Panthers.

A selection of Matt’s recent representative matters have included:

  • Obtaining summary judgment in a contentious boundary dispute case.
  • Opposing an application for zoning relief for a vehicle repair shop in a residential neighborhood, and obtaining a favorable decision from a zoning hearing board denying such relief.
  • Resolving various commercial contract disputes, both in and out of court.
  • Representing municipalities in the enforcement of municipal codes in magistrate court hearings.
  • Representing individual and commercial clients in various zoning matters.
  • Representing clients in restrictive covenant matters.
  • Obtained summary judgment for a municipality in a public vs. private road dispute.
  • Obtained increased payout from insurance company who initially failed to pay client due proceeds after her husband passed away suddenly.
  • Sat first chair in federal jury trial, representing a pro bono client.
  • Argued before and obtained successful relief from the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court in various contexts.
  • Obtaining summary judgment for an automobile dealership in a case in which a plaintiff alleged odometer fraud.

Practice Areas

Education

  • Law School: Duquesne University School of Law (2016)
    • J.D., cum laude
    • Duquesne Law Review
    • Associate Editor/Team Lead
    • CALI Excellence for the Future Awards
      • Contracts II
      • Administrative Law
  • Undergraduate Degree: University of Pittsburgh (2012)
    • B.A. English Writing and History, cum laude
    • Certificate in Public and Professional Writing

Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania (2016)
  • Supreme Court of New Jersey (2016)
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania (2016)
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania (2019)

Memberships

  • Chester County Bar Association
    • Civil Litigation Section
    • Municipal and Land Use Section
    • Young Lawyers Division
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
    • Municipal Law Section
  • Duquesne Law Alumni Association
  • Friends Association for Care and Protection of Children
    • Board of Directors

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17

May

Sixteen Unruh Turner Burke & Frees Attorneys Selected To The 2024 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers List

Unruh Turner Burke & Frees is proud to announce that eleven firm attorneys have been selected to the 2024 Super Lawyers list and five firm attorneys have been selected to the 2024 Pennsylvania Rising Stars list. Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas …

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26

Apr

Federal Trade Commission Issues Final Rule Banning Most Non-Compete Clauses

On April 23, 2024, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) issued a final rule1 banning most non-compete covenants contained in employment agreements. By issuing this rule, the FTC concluded that post-employment restrictions precluding competition violate the Federal Trade Commission Act, the statutory framework under which the FTC exercises its authority. Notably, the rule does …

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3

Apr

Pennsylvania Zoning Trends for Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

 

Electric vehicles (“EVs”) have garnered significant attention on economic, environmental, and political fronts in recent years. Globally, many countries have committed to transitioning from gasoline-powered vehicles to EVs. In the United States in particular, substantial investments in both the public and private sectors have facilitated this shift, with national sales increasing by …

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9

Jan

Unruh Turner Burke & Frees Associate Matthew Korenoski Authors Key Article On Real Property Case Law Updates And Legislation

UNRUH TURNER BURKE & FREES is proud to announce that Matthew Korenoski, an associate at the firm, has recently authored an article in the Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA) Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section Newsletter. The article “Real Property Case Law and Legislative Update” provides a comprehensive overview of recent legislative changes and important …

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17

Aug

13 Unruh Turner Burke & Frees Lawyers Recognized In The 2024 Editions Of The Best Lawyers In America® And The Best Lawyers In America: Ones To Watch®

Unruh Turner Burke & Frees is proud to have ten lawyers recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® and three in The Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America 2024 editions. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence.

Best Lawyers recognitions are compiled …

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7

Aug

Fourteen Unruh Turner Burke & Frees Attorneys Named to Main Line Today’s 2023 Top Lawyers List

We are pleased to announce that fourteen Unruh Turner Burke & Frees attorneys have been recognized on Main Line Today’s distinguished “2023 Top Lawyers” list!

Main Line Today, a prominent regional magazine spotlighting the essence of Philadelphia’s western suburbs, annually curates this prestigious list featuring outstanding legal professionals. The selection process involves nominations from peers …

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21

Jul

Every Attorney At Unruh Turner Burke & Frees Named To The Daily Local News 2023 Top Lawyers List For The Second Consecutive Year

Daily Local News readers voted for Chester County’s Top Lawyers in the annual Top Lawyers Readers’ Choice Poll earlier this year. Readers voted online for their favorite lawyers in various practice areas.

This is the second year that every lawyer at the firm has been recognized and the third consecutive year that firm attorneys have …

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6

Jul

U.S. Department of Education Issues New Guidance on Prayer in Schools

On May 15, 2023, the United States Department of Education (“DOE”), released its updated guidance on prayer in schools, which at least partially addressed some questions raised by the United States Supreme Court’s recent decision in Kennedy v. Bremerton School District, No. 21-418, — U.S. – (2022). In the June 27, 2022 Kennedy decision, …

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26

Jun

Matt Korenoski Elected To Friends Association Board Of Directors

Unruh Turner Burke & Frees announced today that attorney Matthew N. Korenoski has been elected to the Board of Directors of Friends Association for Care and Protection of Children, a West Chester 501 (c)(3) providing programs and services that prevent homelessness and promote the independence of families with children.

According to Matt, “Financial security remains out of reach for many in today’s world, and Friends focuses specifically on keeping …

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19

May

Fifteen Attorneys at Unruh Turner Burke & Frees Recognized by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® for 2023

Unruh Turner Burke & Frees (“UTBF”) is pleased to announce that eleven attorneys have been selected to the 2023 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list and four firm attorneys have been selected to the 2023 Pennsylvania Rising Stars list. Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice …

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5

Apr

Matthew Korenoski Secures Victory in Real Estate Boundary Dispute

Unruh Turner Burke & Frees recently secured a victory on summary judgment for its client in a real estate boundary dispute case in the Chester County Court of Common Pleas. Attorney Matt Korenoski represented the client over the course of months of contentious litigation, which involved filing and defending against numerous discovery and pretrial …

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7

Mar

Municipalities Beware: Court Holds that PennDOT’s Eminent Domain Power Preempts Local Subdivision Requirements

Pennsylvania municipalities are charged with overseeing and regulating the local subdivision and land development process. To do so, the governing bodies of municipalities enact subdivision and land development ordinances (“SALDOs”) laying out the requirements that applicants must satisfy to gain municipal approval. However, the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court recently clarified in PSIP JVI Krumsville Rd., …

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26

Jan

Zoning vs. Land Development: An Important Limitation of the Pending Ordinance Doctrine

Zoning and land development are two related, but separate, concepts. The Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court recently highlighted this difference in the context of a land development application in the case of In Re: Appeal of Jaindl Land Company and RCSVP-Chambersburg, LLC.1 The decision focused chiefly on whether the “pending ordinance doctrine,” as it is called, applied …

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28

Nov

UTBF Receives National Ranking for Land Use and Zoning Law by U.S. News & World Report’s 2023 Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms in America”, and Ranks Regionally in Multiple Practice Areas

Unruh Turner Burke & Frees (UTBF) was honored to be named among U.S. News & World Report’s Best Lawyers ® “Best Law Firms in America” again for 2023. The firm earned a National “Tier 1” ranking in Land Use and Zoning Law for the second year in a row; a Metropolitan “Tier 1” ranking for Philadelphia …

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27

Oct

They Can Sue Me Where? Pennsylvania’s Business Registration Requirement Faces the U.S. Supreme Court

In some states, the mere act of registering to do business there may subject your business entity to a lawsuit, via a legal term called “personal jurisdiction.” One of those states is Pennsylvania, which prohibits corporations from doing business there until they register with the Pennsylvania Department of State.1 By statute, the Commonwealth further outlines …

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31

Aug

Eleven UTBF Attorneys Recognized By Best Lawyers In America®

Unruh Turner Burke & Frees (UTBF) is pleased to announce that eleven UTBF attorneys have been recognized in the 2023 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America® and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch™.

For more than 40 years, Best Lawyers has been recognized as a reliable and unbiased resource to identify top legal professionals. …

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12

Aug

Fourteen Attorneys at Unruh Turner Burke & Frees Named to “2022 Top Lawyers” List by Main Line Today Magazine

Unruh Turner Burke & Frees is honored to have fourteen attorneys named to Main Line Today’s “2022 Top Lawyers” list. Each year Main Line Today publishes a list of “Top Lawyers” in the region. Attorneys are nominated by their peers and vetted through the magazine’s editorial process. Main Line Today is a regional magazine focusing …

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25

Jul

Every Attorney at Unruh Turner Burke & Frees Receives the Daily Local 2022 Top Lawyers Reader’s Choice Award

Chester County has voted and the results are in. Every attorney at Unruh Turner Burke & Frees (UTBF), one of Chester County, Pennsylvania’s largest law firms, has been voted a Top Lawyer for 2022 by Daily Local readers. Unruh Turner Burke & Frees’ attorneys were recognized in the following practice areas:

Brian D. Boreman

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27

Apr

U.S. Supreme Court Holds that Censure of an Elected Official Does Not Violate the First Amendment

Public discussion among elected members of a local government body provides fertile ground for the creation and circulation of new ideas, evaluation of public concerns, and, more often than not, vigorous debate. Disputes between members may involve inappropriate behaviors that invite a public reprimand or censure from the body against the member. Such actions …

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30

Jul

Main Line Today Magazine Recognizes 13 Unruh Turner Burke & Frees Attorneys as “Top Lawyers” in 2021

Unruh Turner Burke & Frees is honored to once again have multiple attorneys named to the annual “Top Lawyers” list by Main Line Today magazine. Main Line Today is a regional magazine focusing on the communities, traditions and lifestyles of Philadelphia’s western suburbs. Attorneys are nominated by their peers and vetted through the magazine’s editorial …

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16

Jul

Twenty UTBF Attorneys Named Best Lawyers in Chester County by the Daily Local News Readers Choice

Unruh Turner Burke & Frees is honored to have twenty attorneys named to the Daily Local News 2021 Best Lawyers Readers Choice list. UTBF attorneys recognized are:

Brian D. Boreman was selected in Labor & Employment and Employment Discrimination William J. Burke, III was selected in Real Estate Theodore F. Claypoole was …

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24

Mar

Matthew N. Korenoski Joins Unruh Turner Burke & Frees

Unruh Turner Burke & Frees is pleased to announce that Matthew N. Korenoski has joined the firm’s municipal and school law department as an associate attorney. Matt received his undergraduate degree from the University of Pittsburgh (B.A. cum laude 2012) before attending Duquesne University School of Law where he received his J.D. …

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West Chester, PA
17 West Gay Street
P.O. BOX 515
West Chester, PA 19380
(610) 692-1371
Phoenixville, PA
120 Gay Street
P.O. Box 289
Phoenixville, PA 19460
(610) 933-8069