Education

  • State University of New York College at Buffalo, BA Communication Studies
  • Loyola Law School, Loyola Law School Journalist’s program, Fellow

Professional Association

  • Legal Marketing Association, Member
  • Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), Member 
  • Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), Member
  • American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA), Member

Community Involvement

  • Volunteer Soccer Coach — Lakeview 2010-2011
  • Village of Blasdell Planning Board — 2010-2011
  • Village of Blasdell Trustee — 2011-2015
  • Junior Achievement of WNY Classroom Mentor — 2016-2019
  • Board of Trustees, Hamburg Public Library — 2018-2019

Professional Recognition

  • ‚Äč2017 Bunkers in Baghdad President’s Award 
  • 2015 Best Non-Fiction Children’s Young Adult Book, American Society of Journalists and Authors
  • Six-time New York Press Association Award Winner: 
    • 2013 “Best Column”
    • 2013 “Best Editorial”
    • 2013 “Best Feature”
    • 2012 “Best Feature”
    • 2010 “Best Feature”
    • 2007 “Best Column”

News & Presentations

  • Gross Shuman P.C. Names Matt Chandler Director of Marketing & Business Development – Buffalo Business First
  • CLE Co-Presenter, "Marketing and Ethics for Young Attorneys," 2021

In this role, he leads all public relations and marketing initiatives for the firm, including:

  • Media relations
  • Managing the firm's social media accounts
  • Managing the firm website
  • Creating all written materials to advance the firm and support its attorneys
  • Working with attorneys to craft legal blogs and client alerts
  • Creating content and designing the firm's client newsletter
  • Networking to earn opportunities for the attorneys to present at CLEs and other speaking events
  • Drafting RFP responses and other business development materials.
  • Assisting with all other PR/marketing needs