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About Matthew Schaefer

A nationally recognized practitioner of state and local tax law, attorney Matthew Schaefer has represented clients in complex legal matters throughout the United States for more than 25 years.

U. S. Supreme Court And Other Appellate Work

He is the author of 10 briefs filed with the Supreme Court of the United States and has twice appeared as co-counsel before the high court, including for the respondents in the landmark case of South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc., 138 S.Ct. 2080 (2018), and for the petitioner in the court’s unanimous decision in Direct Marketing Ass’n v. Brohl, 575 U.S. 1 (2015).

He was co-counsel in numerous other cases of note, including Crutchfield Corp. v. Testa (Ohio 2016) and Performance Marketing Ass’n v. Hamer (Illinois 2013). Matthew is admitted to practice before four different federal courts of appeal and has represented clients in diverse matters concerning commercial contract disputes, interstate trade, federal jurisdiction, and constitutional law.

State Tax and Business Counsel

For over two decades Matthew has guided multistate and local businesses alike through the complexities of state tax codes and the challenges facing commercial enterprises in the 21st century. Matthew’s practical, efficient and solutions-oriented advice is valued by clients for its clarity and attention to their core objectives. He brings these same qualities to addressing the legal challenges of those with more limited access to counsel.

Pro Bono And Public Service

In launching SchaeferLaw, Matthew adds a renewed dedication to public service in pursuing the motivating principle of his career for more than 25 years – doing his very best to assist his clients to achieve their goals.

Asylum Representation

Businesses require excellent counsel to succeed in complex tax and regulatory environments, but there may be no area of the law where the need for capable counsel is more acute than asylum requests for those escaping persecution in their countries of origin. At SchaeferLaw, Matthew strives to do his part to respond to this need while also committing to assisting Mainers of more limited means.

Contact SchaeferLaw, LLC

To discuss your legal issues with Matthew, call the Portland, Maine, office at 207-543-3668.