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[January 6, 2017] – Columbus, Ohio –Matthew Strayer has been named a partner of the Columbus-based firm Goldman & Braunstein, LLP (GBlegal.net). Strayer joined the firm in February 2016. His focus is and will continue to be on representing landowners in property rights and eminent domain issues, but he also brings additional commercial litigation experience to the firm’s expanding practice.
“I am honored to join the partnership at Goldman & Braunstein and for the opportunity to continue building on the first-class reputation and legacy established by our founding partners, Professor Michael Braunstein and the late Bill Goldman, as well as more recently Clinton Stahler,” Strayer said.
Strayer has already made his mark as a partner with the firm. In January 2017, he and partner Clinton Stahler achieved a $236,500 jury verdict for a client in an eminent domain taking by a pipeline company. The verdict amount equaled 15 times the company’s appraisal for the easement.
Strayer received his law degree from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, graduating in the top 10 in his class. He received his undergraduate degree in communications and media studies, concentrating on journalism, from Malone University in Canton, Ohio. He currently resides in Worthington, Ohio, with his wife and two daughters. Strayer is a member of the American Bar Association, the Ohio State Bar Association and the Columbus Bar Association.
Goldman and Braunstein has extensive experience in eminent domain and other property-related litigation. Its team focuses on maximizing clients’ compensation while protecting their properties, and on representing clients’ interests – start to finish – when negotiating with oil and gas companies and other entities. “We are a small firm that makes a big impact. Our team works to level the playing field for Ohio landowners whose properties are being taken by a condemning authority. I am excited to carry on this important work as a partner,” Strayer said.
“Making Matt a partner after less than a year is a testament to his skill and commitment to our clients. I know he will excel in this new position, and I look forward to his many future accomplishments,” said Michael Braunstein, founding partner.
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