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Matthew H. Matheney



Matthew H. Matheney


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Practice Areas: debtor and creditors' rights, commercial lending, bankruptcy, commercial litigation, insurance defense, contracts, estate planning, banking law, workouts, foreclosures, asset based lending transactions, corporate finance, and mergers and acquisitions of privately held companies.



The College of Wooster, Bachelor of Arts, History (05/1995)
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Juris Doctor, cum laude (05/1998)



Ohio Supreme Court, Bar #0069974, (11/1998)
United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, (6/2006)
United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, (10/2000)
United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, (11/2003)
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, (7/2005)


Professional/Personal Associations:

William J. O’Neil Bankruptcy Institute, Co-Chairman (2010-2011) Sponsorship/Committee Member (2011-2012)
The Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Chairman/Committee Member of the Marvin and Sue Sicherman Excellence in Bankruptcy Award (2005-2012)
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Alumni Association, Member



Ohio Rising Star, Ohio Super Lawyers® Magazine (2009 & 2011)


Recent Speaking Engagements

December 4, 2012, Bankruptcy Law, Introduction to

Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code

Cleveland, Ohio

June 26, 2012, Collection Law, Debtors, Assets & Judgments
Las Vegas, Nevada

June 26, 2012, Ethics in Collection Law, Common Ethical Issues
Las Vegas, Nevada


More about Matthew…

Matt is national bankruptcy counsel for a Fortune 500 company and serves as general counsel to two Northeast Ohio manufacturers. Working with the various practice groups at the firm, Matt is able to counsel clients on the full spectrum of legal issues, from employment matters to sales, construction or commercial litigation issues.


Matt began his legal career as a law clerk for the Honorable Marilyn Shea-Stonum, at the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Ohio and has extensive experience representing creditors in bankruptcy proceedings throughout the country.


Prior to the practice of law, Matt served in the United States Marine Corps Reserve and was called to active duty in support of Operation Desert Storm in 1991. In his spare time, Matt likes running, cooking, drawing, traveling and studying military history.