Matthew Formeller

Since founding the firm in 2011, Matt has represented a diverse range of clients in both transactional and litigation matters. In his transactional practice, Matt focuses on startup formation and complex transactions. He has assisted a number of founders and entrepreneurs in a variety of industries with the foundation of their businesses. Additionally, Matt has experience negotiating and facilitating the purchase and sale of businesses and assets, equity transactions, and licenses for Intellectual Property. Matt has also represented numerous clients in all stages of commercial litigation matters ranging from breach of contract claims to breach of fiduciary duty claims and disputes over equity ownership.

For the third year in a row, he has been named an “Emerging Lawyer” in Illinois for Closely & Privately Held Business Representation as well as Commercial Litigation, a recognition earned by the top 2% of attorneys in Illinois under 40 years old in their areas of practice. Matt received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Illinois Wesleyan University and his Juris Doctorate from DePaul University College of Law.


In addition to practicing law, Matt is an artist. He enjoys painting and has sold several of his works. However, when not at work, Matt's favorite time is spent with his wife, their two children, and their dog, Ernie.

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Bar & Court Admissions
Illinois,
2010
U.S. District Court,
(N.D.ILL)
Education
Depaul University College of Law,
J.D. 2009
Illinois Wesleyan University,
B.A. Business Administration 2006
Memberships & Affiliations
Chicago Bar Association,
Member
American Bar Association,
Business Law Section Member
Phi Delta Phi International,
Member
Metropolitan Club,
Vice Chair of Board of Governors
Sigma Pi Fraternity,
Epsilon Gamma Alumnus
Areas of Practice
Starting a Business
Mergers & Acquisitions
Outside General Counsel
Contracts
Commercial Litigation
Intellectual Property
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