Joe Mattes received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto in 1980, and his law degree from the University of Western Ontario in 1983, and was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1985. He has been actively involved in the community with the Chamber of Commerce, the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, the United Way of Kitchener-Waterloo, and as past trustee of the Waterloo Law Association.

Mr. Mattes has written numerous articles on business law and estate planning issues, and has published the “Technology Businesses and the Law” newsletter since 1996. He was a partner with a large law firm in Waterloo prior to establishing his own law practice. Joe Mattes lives in Kitchener with his wife Nancy and their two daughters.