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Matt is the managing partner of the firm's Indianapolis office and previously served as the chair of the Economic Development practice group. His areas of concentration are business and real estate transactions involving significant regulatory components, including zoning, alcoholic beverage permitting, annexation and financing. His real estate practice is primarily focused in Hendricks, Boone and Marion Counties in Indiana. Matt is also an accomplished speaker, having made numerous presentations to legal organizations and other lawyers relating to land use, real estate financing, municipal annexation, corporate governance and economic development.

Career Highlights


  • Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America®, 2013-2020, in the field of Real Estate Law
  • Selected for inclusion in Indiana Super Lawyers®, 2005, 2016-2018
  • Voted one of the top 5% of all lawyers in Indiana by peer selection, Indianapolis Monthly Magazine, March 2005
  • Ardath Burkhart Board Leadership Series, 2000
  • Managing Editor, Indiana Law Journal, 1992 - 1993


Professional Affiliations

  • Indianapolis Bar Association; President, Business Section Executive Committee, 2008
  • Indiana State Bar Association; Chair, Business Section, 2005 - 2006
  • American Bar Association
  • Indiana Municipal Lawyers’ Association

Community Involvement

Professional Leadership

  • Zionsville Town Council; President, 2008 - 2011
  • International Baler Corporation, 2007 - present
  • The Hussey Mayfield Memorial Public Library; Board of Trustees, 2002 - 2008

Civic and Charitable Involvement

  • Zionsville United Methodist Church
  • Sigma Chi Fraternity





  • “Economic Development Incentives for Indiana Manufacturers,” Indiana Manufacturers Association Seminar, 2006
  • “Real Estate Transactions Made Painless and Efficient,” National Business Institute Presentation, 2006
  • “IACT Management Series: Annexation Workshop: Real World Experiences,” IACT Presentation, 2005
  • “Accessing Federal, State and Local MBE and WBE Programs,” IBA Presentation, 2004
  • “Municipal Annexation,” IACT Annual Conference, 2004
  • “Annexation Today,” ICLEF Presentation, 2003
  • “Planning and Zoning Law: Case Law Update,” Indiana Municipal Lawyers’ Association, Municipal Law Seminar, 2003



Wabash College, B.A., cum laude, 1990
Indiana University Maurer School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1993

  • Indiana, 1993
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