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Matt Haulk is a partner with the firm and represents clients in the real estate, construction, and digital media industries.

Matt has extensive experience as outside general counsel to common interest developments and homeowners associations, including general governance services (including the interpretation and enforcement of governing documents and drafting and amending governing documents) and counseling boards and litigating issues involving the Davis Stirling Act, directors’ fiduciary duties, and compliance with state and federal laws (including the FHA and the FEHA). 

Matt regularly litigates a wide variety of real estate disputes, construction disputes, construction defect actions, mechanic’s lien and stop payment notice claims, and disputes relating to the California Contractors License Law (unlicensed contractors). Matt’s digital media practice includes counseling clients regarding digital media licensing and usage rights, drafting, negotiating enforcing usage agreements, license agreements, and production agreements, and ensuring compliance with applicable state and federal statutes. 

Matt is the co-chair of the Marin County Bar Association Construction Law Section. Before joining Ragghianti Freitas, Matt represented and counseled lawyers regarding their professional obligations at a boutique law firm in Los Angeles. While in law school, he clerked for Judge A. James Robertson II of the San Francisco Superior Court. Before becoming an attorney, Matthew taught high school English in Brescia, Italy and Milan, Italy.


  • “The ABC’s of ESI” , The Marin Lawyer (April 2016)


  • Marin County Bar Association
  • Construction Law Group – Marin County Bar Association
  • Board of Directors – San Rafael Business Improvement District
  • Marin County Bar Association – Modest Means Mediation Committee
  • Bar Association of San Francisco
  • Richard M. Sangster Inn of Court
  • State Bar of California

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