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Matt’s practice is focused on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, complex commercial contracts, and strategic counseling. He represents clients in leveraged buyouts, rollups and consolidations, takeovers and takeover defense. In addition, Matt has worked extensively with private equity, venture capital, and angel investors in recapitalizations, equity investments and senior and mezzanine debt financings. Matt advises companies, ownership, and management in a diverse range of industries. His clients include family owned businesses, portfolio companies of private equity funds, and publicly traded companies. Matt is the go-to outside counsel for numerous companies, many of whom have been clients for a decade or more. These clients rely on Matt’s judgment, his pragmatic and business-oriented approach, and his commitment to client service.


  • Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology, 1994, J.D., with high honors
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1991, B.A.