Matthew I. Moses

Area of Emphasis

Matthew Moses is a shareholder in Babst Calland’s Corporate and Commercial Group and is a member of, and past co-chair of, its Energy and Natural Resources Group.  Mr. Moses’ practice includes business structuring and governance; mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, particularly dealing with environmentally-challenged assets; real estate transactions and development; information technology; and routine and complex commercial contracts in (among other areas) procurement, waste disposal, security arrangements, consulting, employment and construction.

Representative Matters
  • Representation of Energy Transition and Environmental Management LLC in the acquisition, demolition, remediation and redevelopment of two power plants, in reverse purchase price transactions, for $112,700,000 and $28,700,000, and the subsequent re-sale of the second such power plant for $31,500,000.
  • Representation of a regional municipal authority in the structuring, negotiation and closing of commercial and industrial property acquisitions in support of a multi-year, multi-faceted capital project.
  • Representation of a regional industrial development authority in the structuring and negotiation of the acquisition of an environmentally-impacted 67-acre former steel plant property for redevelopment.

Mr. Moses earned his B.A. in Political Science from Allegheny College in 1990 and his J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in 1993.

Mr. Moses joined Babst Calland in March 2000, bringing to his practice broad experience in corporate in-house and government regulatory environments.  Before joining the Firm, he served as regulatory counsel for Crown Castle USA, Inc., the nation’s largest owner, operator and developer of wireless telecommunications towers, where his work also included counseling on business affairs and negotiation of tower licenses and multi-site build-to-suit ventures.  Prior to working for Crown Castle, Mr. Moses served as an attorney-advisor with the Federal Communications Commission, where he worked on the development of federal regulations and policies governing wireless telecommunications services.

Memberships and Affiliations

Mr. Moses is licensed to practice in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and New Mexico (inactive).  He is a member of the Allegheny County, Pennsylvania and American bar associations, the Urban Land Institute, the Environmental Law Institute, the Pennsylvania Independent Oil and Gas Association, the Energy & Mineral Law Foundation, the Foundation for Natural Resources and Energy Law, and the Marcellus Shale Coalition.  Mr. Moses serves on the Legal Committee of the Marcellus Shale Coalition, is a past chair of the Corporate, Banking and Business Law Section of the Allegheny County Bar Association and serves on the Mt. Lebanon Historic Preservation Board.  He has previously served on several other municipal, professional, sports association and public charity boards.


  • Co-Presenter, “Commercial Lease Negotiations Post-Pandemic,” Allegheny County Bar Association – Real Property Section, May 9, 2023.
  • Ostrowski, Sue (interviewed by author), “What to Consider Before Starting a New Construction Project,” Smart Business, October 4, 2022.
  • Co-Author, “Potential Impacts to Real Estate Development of Proposed Amendments to NEPA Regulations,” Developing Pittsburgh, Spring 2020.
  • Presenter, “Oil & Gas Transactions: Due Diligence,” Pennsylvania Bar Institute – Best of Oil & Gas Law Colloquium, January 23, 2014.
  • “Location of Wells and Facilities Under Pennsylvania Oil and Gas Leases,” The PIOGA Press (the monthly newsletter of the Pennsylvania Independent Oil & Gas Association), Issue 13, May 2011, p.p. 36 – 38.