Burns & Levinson counsel Matthew G. Feher has been selected to serve on the development committee of Boston-based Veterans Legal Services (VLS). As a member of the development committee, Matthew will continue to support VLS' mission to promote self-sufficiency, stability, and financial security for veterans through comprehensive and accessible legal services.

"We are pleased that Matthew has been invited to sit on the development committee for VLS," said David Rosenblatt, managing partner at Burns & Levinson. "His selection furthers the firm's long standing mission of community service and pro bono legal representation of clients with limited means."

As a member of Burns & Levinson's Real Estate group, Matthew focuses his practice on municipal infrastructure, public finance, public-private partnerships and government relations. He has served as counsel to a number of local and regional governments throughout New England in connection with the procurement, design, construction, financing and governance of water, wastewater and solid waste utilities, public building and civic projects.

Matthew is an active member of the Massachusetts Municipal Lawyers Association (MMLA), serving as the MMLA Legislative Committee Chair and as a member of the MMLA Executive Committee. He was also named to the MMA Policy Committee on Municipal and Regional Administration. In 2015, he was awarded the "Robert W. Ritchie Special Achievement Award" by the MMLA for his work in connection with public records law reform policy matters. Most recently, Matthew was appointed to the Board of Directors for the New England Chapter of the Design Build Institute of America and Legislative & Legal Committee of the national Design Build Institute of America based in Washington DC. Matthew received his J.D. from The New England School of Law in 2009.

Veterans Legal Services promotes self-sufficiency, stability, and financial security for veterans and the homeless through comprehensive and accessible legal services. By locating legal clinics at homeless shelters and service centers, Veterans Legal Services reaches underserved and neglected members of society who are often reluctant to seek legal help. Veterans Legal Services serves over 400 clients per year at its legal clinics. For more information about Veterans Legal Services, please visit www.veteranslegalservices.org.

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