Matthew D. Getty

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Born in Burlington, Vermont, on November 16, 1981.


  • Colby College (B.A., Government, magna cum laude, 2004) Phi Beta Kappa;
  • College of William and Mary (J.D., 2007). Articles Editor, William and Mary Law Review.

Matt’s practice is concentrated in the areas of estate planning, probate, trust administration, guardianship, tax, and business organization, including nonprofits.  He has handled a broad range of estate planning matters, large and small, including planning around Medicaid qualification.  Matt is experienced with a wide variety of issues relating to business organization and succession planning, as well as both federal and state tax compliance and controversies, including the Vermont land gains tax; meals and rooms tax; the current use valuation program; as well as federal and state income tax liabilities.  A portion of Matt's practice is also devoted to immigration work, dealing primarily with marriage-based applications for permanent residency, fiancé visas, religious worker petitions, and NAFTA Treaty workers.

Matt was raised in Rutland, Vermont, where he attended Rutland High School.  After law school Matt returned to Rutland, where he lives with his wife, Holly, and their daughters, Eliza and Anna.  Matt is active with the Rutland South Rotary Club (President, 2015-16), Grace Congregational Church, and Rutland Masonic Lodge #79 (Master, 2016-  ).  He has also been involved with the Boys & Girls Club of Rutland County, where he served as President of the Board of Directors from 2011-2013.  In addition, Matt has served on a VBA study committee for the Revised Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act (RUFADAA).