Matthew has experience assisting with small-to-multi-million dollar asset purchase transactions, advising short-term consumer lending clients on both federal and state statutory and regulatory lending requirements, and drafting and negotiating transactional documents for low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) projects. He also reviews contracts, such as Deposit Account Control Agreements and Non-Disclosure Agreements, for a large national financial institution.
He earned his J.D., LL.M in Business Transactions, and M.B.A. from the University of Alabama after his father’s small business was lost during the recession. Matthew recognized his father could have used some guidance and decided he wanted to help business owners through both successes and troubling times. That’s why he chose the law, focusing his practice on counseling businesses. Extremely tech-savvy, Matthew can also be found around the office helping his coworkers with computer issues.
Prior to joining the firm, he worked as a legal intern at a tax and audit service where he gained experience preparing memoranda on jurisdictional taxation of business entities, including gross receipts and franchise fee remittances, the application of municipal utility taxes, and taxation-enabling statutes by using contract, ordinance, statutory interpretation and constitutional analysis.
Additionally, he served as a clerk where he researched and drafted memoranda on issues of law including domestic asset protection trust planning, the uniform probate code, limited driver’s licenses, special prosecutors and child support. He assisted in the research and drafting of the 2013 and 2014 Supplements of Alabama Tort Law, the most comprehensive tort law treatise in Alabama.
Matthew spends his time away from the office with his two dachshunds Harvey & Louis, neither of which is the least bit spoiled.
- The University of Alabama (J.D., 2016)
- The University of Alabama (M.B.A., 2016)
- The University of Alabama (LL.M., magna cum laude, 2016)
- Business Transactions
- Jacksonville State University (B.S., summa cum laude, 2012)
- Criminal Justice
- Society for the Improvement of Conditions for Stray Animals (SICSA), Board of Directors