Matthew Ackerman joins Ackerman & Ackerman, P.C.


Ackerman & Ackerman, P.C., the foremost business law firm specializing in eminent domain, has welcomed Matthew Ackerman as a partner. Ackerman & Ackerman Managing Partner Alan Ackerman made the announcement.

Matthew joins the firm following two prestigious clerkships—first for the Honorable Jerry E. Smith on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and second for the Honorable Michael H. Park on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

“I grew up wanting to practice law with my dad like he did with his dad. That’s the reason I went to law school,” Matthew said. “I was eager to join the firm because it’s such an outstanding opportunity to learn a highly complex area of law from my dad, who is really an expert in all things eminent domain. We’re looking forward to this next phase, and growing the practice together.”

Matthew graduated cum laude from Harvard University, earned his Master of Science in economics from the London School of Economics and attended Columbia Law School. During law school, he served as the Data and Analytics Editor on the Columbia Law Review, Vice President on the Columbia Federalist Society, IT and Library Chairman on Student Senate, and as a teaching assistant for Civil Procedure and Criminal Law. Matthew was a James Kent Scholar and was awarded the Ruth Bader Ginsburg Prize, which is awarded annually to J.D. degree candidates who earned James Kent academic honors for outstanding academic achievement all three years.

“Matthew brings common sense and stability to the firm, along with a whole lot of motivation to excel as a lawyer,” Alan said. “He’s a phenomenal writer, he’s driven and he gets things done. He’s just the most disciplined person around. He’s got a lot of attributes I don’t have, so we’ll complement one another well.”

Ackerman & Ackerman primarily represents landowners in eminent domain and condemnation cases, and handles complex litigation cases. The firm was founded by Alan’s father, Irving Ackerman, in 1931.

About Ackerman & Ackerman - Michigan-based Ackerman & Ackerman, P.C. is a business law firm specializing in the eminent domain field practicing unique approaches to represent and defend property owners nationwide. Focused on results and finding the most precise determination of value for their clients, the firm is frequently involved in representations with many attorneys and corporate counsel. The firm has been defending aggrieved property owners for nearly 90 years with offices in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan and Washington D.C. For more information, visit


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