With over 30 years of experience in bankruptcy law, Matt has developed a wealth of experience and knowledge. He has represented debtors and creditors under Chapters 7, 11, and 13 of the Bankruptcy Code, as well as numerous creditor committees in Chapter 11 cases. Matt has represented Chapter 7 trustees and other litigants in hundreds of cases over the years. His experience includes providing representation for the Chapter 7 trustee in one of the largest personal bankruptcy cases in Minnesota history. 

In addition to his extensive background in bankruptcy law, Matt acts as general counsel for a number of clients, providing them with guidance on a wide variety of legal issues.

What Matt enjoys most about his legal practice is the highly practical application of the law it requires, which emphasizes problem-solving over litigation.

Experience

  • Representation of publicly traded Chapter 11 debtor with a large, hostile unsecured creditor.
  • Representation of loan servicers in real estate foreclosures, receivership proceedings, and related remedies litigation.
  • Representation of a creditors' committee in a Chapter 11 nursing home matter, which was a consolidation of approximately ten Chapter 11 cases.
  • Successful representation of a creditor in Chapter 11 case in obtaining conversion to Chapter 7 and then securing the company's assets.
  • Represention of a substantial number of adversary proceeding defendants defending claims of all sizes.
  • Defended a New York Stock Exchange corporation in a large preference case.
  • Successful representation of a Chapter 7 farmer/debtor in a challenge to his homestead exemption by a Chapter 7 trustee.
  • Represention a number of Chapter 7 trustees in pursuing their legal rights in Bankruptcy Court.
  • Lead counsel for Chapter 7 trustee in one of the largest personal bankruptcy cases in Minnesota history.
  • Representation of creditors’ committees in Chapter 11 cases.
  • Defended former owner of professional hockey team in bankruptcy adversary proceeding in which trustee sought to recover in excess of $5.5 million dollars.
  • Acted as general counsel for Minneapolis-based internet retailer.
  • Representation of many of the Minnesota panel of Chapter 7 trustees in matters related to the administration of their cases including many avoidance actions and otherwise discovering and recovering assets.

Credentials

Education

William Mitchell College of Law, J.D.; cum laude

Pennsylvania State University, B.A., Political Science

Admissions

  • Iowa
  • Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

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Affiliations

Professional Associations

  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Bankruptcy Section – Bankruptcy Practice Committee (Member)
  • National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees – Member
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