Matthew is Counsel in the Business Department at McDonald Hopkins. His practice focuses on business and commercial finance law, representing lenders and corporate borrowers in a wide variety of financing transactions, including secured and unsecured financings, acquisition financings, asset-based loans, real estate loans, and mezzanine lending transactions, as well as transactions containing both senior and subordinated debt.

Matthew also provides guidance to corporate clients on a wide range of commercial business matters, including terms and conditions of sale and purchase, bailments, consignments, and service agreements, and counsels clients on a variety of Uniform Commercial Code matters. He has extensive experience drafting, reviewing, and negotiating commercial contracts and agreements.

In addition to his focus on business and commercial finance, Matthew’s practice also includes representing skilled nursing and assisted living facility owners and operators in negotiating, documenting, and closing senior and subordinated debt financing transactions for long-term care facilities, including acquisition financing, refinancing, and HUD refinancing transactions.

Having spent several years as in-house counsel, Matthew is also experienced with corporate reorganizations and working with business units to implement new business strategies.

After obtaining his undergraduate degree from The Ohio State University, Matthew earned his MBA from Case Western Reserve University Weatherhead School of Management and his J.D. from Case Western Reserve University School of Law.

Honors & Recognition

Ohio Super Lawyers - Rising Star (2005-2006)

Named one of the Best Lawyers in America (2024) 



Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Case Western Reserve University Weatherhead School of Management

The Ohio State University

Admissions – State

Professional & Civic

Professional Activities

Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association

Ohio State Bar Association

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