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Vital expertise for what matters.

Recognizing the importance that farmers, agricultural businesses, community banks, and other small businesses play in supporting and sustaining rural communities, Matt has focused his practice on serving and protecting the interests of these businesses. Matt regularly represents these clients in administrative and regulatory proceedings, civil litigation, and appeals involving a variety of disputes, including environmental and permitting issues, land use and zoning issues, contractual disputes, corporate governance and shareholder rights, and collection and bankruptcy.

Outside of the courtroom, Matt assists clients with issues involving business formation and governance, acquisitions and sales, financing, regulatory compliance, food safety and animal welfare, marketing, trademarks, and other transactions and business issues.

Areas of Expertise

Agriculture Law & Agribusiness

  • Purchase & Leasing
  • Planning, Zoning & Land Use
  • Environmental Regulation
  • Water Rights & Wetland Mitigation
  • Ag Financing & Debt Restructuring
  • Agribusiness Formation & Transactions
  • Agriculture Contracts
  • Employment Matters
  • Intellectual Property Rights
  • Ag Litigation
  • Food Safety & Animal Rights Controversies

Corporate Law

  • Business Entity Formatting
  • Partner & Shareholder Agreements
  • Contract Law
  • Purchase of Sale of Business
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Employment & Human Resources
  • Creditors' Rights
  • Data Privacy & Security

Finance & Banking

  • Loan Transactions
  • Loan Workouts
  • Collection Actions
  • Bank Litigation
  • Commercial Lending
  • Corporate Governance

Intellectual Property

  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Trade Secrets & Non Competes
  • Trademarks

Litigation

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Ownership Disputes & Dissolutions
  • Business Torts Litigation
  • Employment Litigation
  • Banking Litigation
  • Property Disputes & Land Use
  • Regulatory Compliance & Defense
  • Civil Appellate Law

Real Estate, Environmental Law & Land Use

  • Compliance & Permitting
  • Transactions & Due Diligence
  • Environmental Litigation