Matthew B. Palmer is a principal of Palmer|Cooper|Hopkins where his practice focuses on business transactions, taxation and corporate law. Mr. Palmer brings his past experience as an economist to bear in advising his clients on strategic business matters including structuring transactions, acquisitions and company finance.

In transactional matters, Mr. Palmer has extensive knowledge on mergers and acquisitions, Mr. Palmer has experience in domestic and international transactions and has advised clients on issues with respect to foreign counter parties including compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the Lobbying Disclosure Act.

Mr. Palmer has extensive experience in commercial and residential real estate transactions. He represents owners and developers of commercial real estate from acquisition through development, leasing, and disposition. His past experience includes serving as counsel to private investors, developers, and title and escrow firms. Mr. Palmer has a thorough understanding of commercial real estate finance, purchasing and sales of real estate assets. Mr. Palmer has represented landlords and tenants in lease negotiations, lease drafting and litigation. Mr. Palmer also represents clients in real property ownership disputes and partition litigation.


University of Maryland School of Law,
J.D., with honors, Order of the Coif, 2002

Cambridge University, UK,
M.A., Economics, 2000

Cambridge University, UK,
B.A., Economics, 1996

International Baccalaureate, 1993

Bar & Court Admissions


District of Columbia

U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland

Professional Associations

American Bar Association

Maryland State Bar Association,

District of Columbia Bar Association


Speaking Engagements

November 9, 2011, Speaker, University of Maryland School of Law Fortnightly IP, “Ask an Alum: Focus on Business and IP Law”