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Matthew

Formeller

Since founding the firm in 2011 with his Partner, Christina, Matthew has represented a diverse range of clients in both transactional and litigation matters. In his transactional practice, Matthew 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, including the structuring of ownership, the drafting of partners’/founders’ agreements, and the drafting of important foundational corporate documents. Additionally, Matthew has experience negotiating and facilitating the purchase and sale of businesses and assets, equity transactions, and licenses for Intellectual Property. Matthew 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 second 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 the Illinois under 40 years old in their areas of practice. Matthew 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, Matthew is an artist.  He enjoys painting and has sold several of his works.  However, when not at work, Matthew’s favorite time is spent with his wife, their two children, and their dog, Ernie.

P:(312) 207-1682 E:[email protected]

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

Areas of Practice

Starting a Business

Commercial Litigation

Intellectual Property

Commercial Contracts

Compliance

Corporate Counsel