Matthew’s practice centers on traditional government finance, serving as bond counsel, disclosure counsel, and underwriter’s counsel on a variety of municipal bond and note issues. He has served as bond counsel, disclosure counsel, or underwriter’s counsel on more than 100 financings aggregating over $3 billion in par value. These financings have included various short-term and long-term general obligation financings, revenue financings, working cash financings, refunding transactions, and special obligation financings issued by the State of Illinois, the City of Chicago, Cook County, the Regional Transportation Authority and various other state agencies, counties, cities, villages, school districts, and park districts.
Matthew has also spent significant time advising government entities in connection with economic development projects and public-private partnerships in connection with residential and commercial development utilizing tax increment financing districts and other economic development programs.
- Capital University School of Law (J.D., 2003)
- Ohio University (M.S.A., 2003)
- Ashland University (B.A., 2000)
- Economics and History
- National Association of Bond Lawyers
- Chicago Bar Association
- Illinois State Bar Association