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 restructuring, 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 fourth 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 Doctor from DePaul University College of Law.

In addition to practicing law, Matt is an artist. He was commissioned by an F&F client to create a special work, and several of his paintings can be found adorning the walls of F&F. But Matt’s favorite roles are husband and dad to his three sons and dog, Ernie.

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Bar & Court Admissions
U.S. District Court,
Depaul University College of Law,
J.D. 2009
Illinois Wesleyan University,
B.A. Business Administration 2006
Memberships & Affiliations
Chicago Bar Association,
American Bar Association,
Business Law Section Member
Phi Delta Phi International,
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
Commercial Litigation
Intellectual Property