El Paso

221 N. Kansas, Suite 1700
El Paso, TX 79901
Phone: 915.533.4424
Fax: 915.546.5360


2905 San Gabriel St, Suite 205, 
Austin, TX 78705
Phone: 512.320.5466
Fax: 512.320.5431

Las Cruces

3800 E. Lohman Ave., Suite C
Las Cruces, NM 88011
Phone: 575.527.0023
Fax: 915.546.5360

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Matthew K. Behrens

Email: matthew.behrens@kempsmith.com
Telephone: 915.533.4424 / Fax: 915.546.5360

Matt Behrens is a partner in the firm’s Corporate and Business department and primarily focuses on utility, taxation, and corporate business matters. He brings to the firm significant insight and experience in the utility and renewable sectors. Mr. Behrens is a fourth generation El Pasoan that intends to carry on the Behrens family’s dedication to the El Paso community.

Before joining Kemp Smith, Mr. Behrens held various legal and accounting roles. At El Paso Electric Company (EPE), he handled matters before the Public Utility Commission of Texas and the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission, including base rate cases, certificates of convenience and necessity, special contract rates, public interest filings, as well as other miscellaneous matters. He also drafted and negotiated purchase power contracts for renewable and battery energy storage systems as well as engineer, procure, and construct contracts for the same. Mr. Behrens has extensive experience in corporate and partnership taxation and was formerly a state tax director for Hunt Companies, a diversified, family-owned holding company, and a tax senior with Deloitte in Houston, Texas. Additionally, due to his work with EPE and from his time as an assistant city attorney for the City of El Paso and assistant general counsel for El Paso Water, Mr. Behrens brings with him years of Texas municipal law experience.




  • Temple University Beasley School of Law, J.D.
  • University of Texas at Austin, B.A.
  • University of Texas at Austin, Masters in Professional Accounting


  • Texas, 2009

Professional & Civic Involvement

Regional Renewable Energy Advisory Council - Board of Directors
evolve Federal Credit Union - Board of Directors 
Creative Kids - Board of Directors