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June 22, 2016

Matthew Youssef Named to the Daily Record’s 2016 VIP List

The Daily Record has named Matthew J. Youssef, an associate attorney of Niles, Barton & Wilmer, LLP, to the 2016 VIP List — Very Important Professionals awards, which recognizes Maryland leaders for their tremendous accomplishments achieved before or by age 40. The Daily Record created the VIP List in 2011 to recognize these professionals, who are selected on the basis of professional accomplishment, civic involvement and the impact of their achievements.

“Our 2016 VIP List winners are amazing individuals who have made an impact in their professional communities and certainly are people to watch,” said Suzanne Fischer-Huettner, publisher of The Daily Record. “The recipients show a proven commitment to making Maryland a better place to live and work by their dedication to inspire change. We celebrate our honorees’ accomplishments and hope that by telling their stories, other young professionals will be inspired.”

Matthew J. Youssef is an Associate in the Litigation Department of Niles, Barton & Wilmer, LLP, a mid-size full-service law firm established in Baltimore in 1838. His litigation practice focuses on business disputes and commercial litigation in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. Mr. Youssef also regularly handles matters involving real estate disputes, community associations, residential and commercial construction defects, landlord-tenant disputes, and creditor's rights litigation. He also advises a number of small businesses and startups on legal issues relating to intellectual property protection, infringement, and litigation as well as Software License Agreements and Software as a Service Agreements.

Mr. Youssef puts client service at the forefront, and has been recognized as a Rising Star in business litigation (Super Lawyers Magazine, 2013-2016). He has a long-standing commitment to community service in Baltimore. He has served on the Business Volunteers Maryland GIVE Advisory Committee since 2015, and currently as a member of the Advisory Board for Harlem Park Elementary Middle School located in the Sandtown-Winchester neighborhood of Baltimore. Before law school, Mr. Youssef was an Americorp volunteer with Boys Hope Girls Hope of Baltimore and resided at the home as a residential counselor.

A group of eight judges selected 40 winners to the 2016 VIP List — Very Important Professionals Successful by 40. The winners will be honored August 25, 2016 at a cocktail reception at The Pier 5 Hotel in Baltimore.
For more information about The Daily Record’s VIP List and to see the full list of award recipients, visit

About The Daily Record

For 125 years, The Daily Record Company has provided trusted legal and business information to Maryland readers. In addition to the daily newspaper published five days a week, The Daily Record publishes its website,; six blogs, On the Record, Eye on Annapolis, Maryland Business, Movers and Shakers, Generation JD and Small Biz Buzz; four e-newsletters, TDR Insider, Real Estate Weekly, TDR Auction Notices and Best Practices; and a variety of special publications on topics of interest to Maryland business and legal professionals.

The Daily Record also honors leading Marylanders through eight annual awards events:  Maryland’s Top 100 Women, Influential Marylanders, 20 in Their Twenties, VIP List, Most Admired CEOs, Innovator of the Year, Leadership in Law and Leading Women. The Daily Record is owned by The Dolan Co., trading as DM, of Minneapolis, Minn.

About Niles, Barton & Wilmer, LLP

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