Burns & Levinson attorney Matthew G. Feher received the 2015 "Robert W. Ritchie Special Achievement Award" from the Massachusetts Municipal Lawyers Association (MMLA) on August 6 for his work on public records law reform policy matters.

Matthew has focused his career on representing and serving the interests of municipal government throughout New England, including in Massachusetts. He serves or has served as special counsel to local and regional governments on the procurement, design, construction, financing and governance of water, wastewater and solid waste utilities, public building and civic projects. He previously advocated the interests of all 351 cities and towns of Massachusetts as a senior lobbyist for ten years, during which time he was active on legislative issues, executive branch decisions, and state-level court cases involving municipal finance, public works, transportation, public utilities, procurement, real estate development, zoning and municipal and regional administration matters.

MMLA, formerly the City Solicitors & Town Counsel Association, is the municipal law bar association of Massachusetts. MMLA has served Massachusetts cities and towns and has provided municipal law educational opportunities to its members and public officials since 1946. Matthew is a member of the MMLA Executive Committee and chairs the Association’s Legislative Committee.

Matthew is a member of Burns & Levinson's Infrastucture & Public Private Partnerships (P3), Design & Construction, Real Estate and Corporate practices. Attorneys within these groups routinely represent local and regional governments in a variety of areas including infrastructure, project finance, procurement, public projects, complex real estate development and environmental law.