Matt is a member of HMB’s Litigation Group and focuses his practice on dispute resolution and complex commercial litigation.
Matt helps businesses and their owners work through the many challenges posed by complex commercial disputes and litigation in both state and federal courts. In court, Matt is an efficient and zealous advocate for his clients. He takes a well-informed, aggressive approach, without losing focus of each client’s unique business goals. His preventative counsel enables clients to spot and avoid legal issues that can disrupt their business operations before they arise.
Resolving Business Disputes Through Aggressive, Informed Strategies
Diverse businesses, from small and mid-sized privately-held companies and their owner-operators to private equity firms, national commercial banks and other financial institutions, turn to Matt for counsel. He has significant experience representing M&A buyers and sellers in post-closing disputes, enforcing and defending various restrictive covenants such as non-competes and non-solicitations, representing lenders and creditors in work-out situations and lender-liability disputes, and advising individuals in disputes concerning trusts, estates and control of closely-held or family businesses.
Clients appreciate the pairing of Matt’s strong technical litigation acumen with his emphasis on furthering their big-picture business objectives.
Loyola University of Chicago School of Law, J.D.
Boston College, B.A. in English and History
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
Illinois Rising Star, 2019
Chicago Bar Association
American Bar Association
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