Attorney Profiles

Matthew L. Holden

Managing Member

Matthew L. Holden, the founding member of Holden Legal Group, LLC, has over a decade of experience in successfully meeting the legal needs of businesses, entrepreneurs, and high net worth individuals in the New York and New Jersey tri-state area and beyond. His practice includes managing all legal aspects of complex real estate matters as well as providing legal counsel and representation to a wide variety of businesses across industries in transactional, entertainment and media, and risk-avoidance matters, working with startups, emerging companies, and Fortune 500 companies alike. In founding Holden Legal Group, LLC, Mr. Holden’s mission is to bring world-class legal representation to businesses and individuals with boutique pricing and personalized client service.

Prior to founding the firm, Mr. Holden practiced corporate and securities law at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, after earning his law degree from the University of Miami School of Law, where he was a member of the Real Estate and Trust Law Society. Mr. Holden left Skadden to join Ospraie Management, LLC, the investment manager for the Ospraie Funds, as in-house counsel where he worked on general corporate, hedge fund, and securities and real estate related matters. Prior to earning his law degree, Mr. Holden obtained extensive finance experience while working in investment banking for Lehman Brothers Inc.

Mr. Holden serves as a board member of Temple Emanu-El in Closter, New Jersey and is president of the board of directors of the Sea Farm North Homeowners Association, Inc. in Bridgehampton, New York where he and his wife own a second residence. Mr. Holden is an avid tennis player and golfer and enjoys spending his free time with his wife and two daughters.



  • J.D., University of Miami School of Law, 2006
  • Real Estate & Trust Law Society
  • BBA Finance, Emory University Goizueta School of Business, 2001
  • Emory University Dean’s List;
  • Emory Councilman for the Class of 2001;
  • EmoryReads Volunteer;
  • Teaching Assistant for Corporate Finance & Portfolio Management

Professional & Bar Association Memberships

  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member Since: 2006
  • New Jersey Bar Association
  • Member Since: 2006
  • Bergen County Bar Association
  • Member Since: 2010
  • Real Property Law Section of NYSBA
  • Member Since: 2008

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

  • New York, 2007
  • United States District Court, Southern District of New York, 2012
  • New Jersey, 2006
  • United States District Court, District of New Jersey, 2007

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