We named the firm Matross Edwards because it embodies who we are and what we do.
With just two words, our firm's name embodies who we are and what we do: we serve our clients and help protect their businesses.
The name, Matross, is rooted in military history. From 1639–1783, the British Army used the rank of matross as a soldier of artillery. Even though the British abolished the rank, the Continental Army continued to use matrosses during the American Revolutionary War (later, in the US Army, a matross was ranked as a private). As a soldier of artillery who ranked directly below a gunner, a matross was responsible for helping gunners in loading, firing, and sponging (cleaning) the guns. From that standpoint, a matross is someone who serves others by providing assistance in critical times––that is who we are.
The name, Edwards, is composed of the words ead, meaning prosperity, wealth, or fortune, and ward, meaning guard or protector. Taken together, an edward is simply a "prosperity guard" or "wealth protector"––that is what we do.
At Matross Edwards, we concentrate our efforts on building trusted relationships and being a trusted resource. Our law practice is focused on assisting small (8(a), SDVOSB, WOSB, HUBZone, etc.) and mid-sized government contractors on navigating the complex world of doing business with the Federal government.