Matt Benson is a Partner in our Business Law group.

Matt advises clients on all aspects of corporate law matters. He acts for vendors, purchasers, and lenders in asset and share transactions. Matt provides corporate, risk management, and structuring advice to a wide range of clients. Specifically, he advises on:

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Drafting and negotiating complex commercial agreements
  • Corporate structuring and governance
  • Corporate reorganizations
  • Financing transactions
  • Partnership and shareholder agreements
  • Commercial leases

Matt acts for profit and not-for-profit corporations and provides advice across the full spectrum of corporate and governance matters. He also provides clients with risk-management and mitigation advice on regulated or environmentally sensitive assets, contaminated lands, and brownfields remediation matters.

Matt studied Psychology at Queen’s University before attaining his L.L.B. at the University of Windsor in 2008. Matt gained extensive experience with a leading national/international law firm out of its Toronto office before returning to Kingston to work at Cunningham Swan.

On the weekends, Matt can be found camping, hiking, boating, swimming, and hosting barbecues for his friends and family.



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Matt Benson





  • B.A.H.
    Queen’s University
    Class of 2004
  • L.L.B.
    University of Windsor
    Class of 2008


  • Law Society of Ontario
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Section Executive, The Environmental Section of the Ontario Bar Association

Community Involvement

  • President, Sustainable Kingston
  • Former Director, East Toronto Community Legal Aid Clinic
  • Former Chair, GTA Transformation Project
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