Matthew J. Hartburg

Business Attorney
Ward and Smith, P.A.
919.277.9225 Fax 919.277.9177
Post Office Box 33009, Raleigh, NC 27636-3009

Matt is a versatile corporate attorney who adds value to clients' businesses and is dedicated to helping businesses achieve their goals.

In his corporate practice, Matt regularly advises clients on their legal obligations, responsibilities, and rights in matters related to daily business issues and transactions. This includes negotiating and drafting documents for asset purchase transactions, stock purchase transactions, vendor and customer agreements, and equity and debt issuances. 

Additionally, Matt assists clients with coordinating corporate restructuring, succession planning, and asset protection strategies to maximize value and mitigate risk. He also counsels businesses in an array of industries on corporate governance and other operational issues by drafting articles of incorporation, advising corporate directors and officers, and creating other policies used to manage the company.

Matt received his B.A. in Government and Politics from George Mason University and his J.D. and M.B.A from the University of Pittsburgh.


  • J.D., University of Pittsburgh, 2017
  • M.B.A., University of Pittsburgh, 2017
  • B.A., cum laude, George Mason University, 2010

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • American Health Law Association – Business Law and Governance
  • North Carolina Bar Association – Young Lawyers Division

Admitted to Practice

North Carolina Bar, 2019

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  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Legal Elite Business North Carolina 2021
  • Super Lawyers 2021
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers 2022
  • U.S. News Best Lawyers 2022

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