Matthew J. Jones
Matthew J. Jones, Senior Partner
Matt Jones concentrates his practice in land use and development matters in Saratoga County representing clients with significant development projects before city councils, town boards, and land use boards including planning boards, zoning boards of appeal, and design review boards. Matt has represented GlobalFoundries since 2007 securing multiple zoning and planning approvals including the July 2022 approvals for Fab 8.2. He has represented The Saratoga Hospital for more than 25 years, obtaining land use approvals for the Hospital expansions at its main campus on Church Street in Saratoga Springs, on Route 50 in Wilton, and at the Saratoga Medical Park at Malta. Matt also represents Skidmore College in development projects in and around the college’s main campus in Saratoga Springs.
During his 43 years of practice, Matt has guided clients through municipal, land use review processes with the most important commercial and residential projects in Saratoga County including projects in Malta, Saratoga Springs, and Wilton. Those successful projects include hotels, residential subdivisions, PUDs, PDDs, and mixed-use projects of office/retail, apartments, and condominiums.
Throughout his career, Matt has played a significant role in the legal profession as well as the Saratoga Springs community. He has served as a Vice President of the New York State Bar Association and member of its Executive Committee as well as a former President of the Saratoga County Bar Association. In addition, Matt has served as: President of the Saratoga Springs Board of Education; Chairman of the Board of Directors of Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce; President of the Saratoga County YMCA Board of Directors; President of the Saratoga Springs Lions Club Foundation Board of Trustees; Vice Chairman and founding Director of the Saratoga Springs City Center Authority; Chairman of the West Avenue Redevelopment Advisory Committee; Chairman of the Saratoga Springs Committee on Recreation; Member of the Saratoga Springs Charter Review Commission; Member of the Board of Directors of the Leadership Saratoga Advisory Board; Member of the Board of Directors of the Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation; Chairman of the Blue Streaks Hall of Fame Committee; Co-Founder of the Saratoga County Bar Association Mock Trial Program; and Board Member of the Saratoga Springs Smart City Commission.
Matt is the recipient of the Leadership Saratoga Distinguished Alumnus Award for Outstanding Service and Achievement to the Community by a Graduate of the Leadership Saratoga program – 2001, the YMCA Outstanding Volunteer Service Award for Untiring Devotion to the YMCA – 1998, and the Community Leadership Association – Distinguished Leadership Award for Exemplary Service, Commitment to the Community, and Saratoga Springs High School Hall of Distinction – 2022.
- J.D., University of Houston School of Law, 1978
- B.A., University of Vermont, 1976
Mr. Jones was admitted to practice in 1980.