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Matthew C. Christoph

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TRANSACTIONAL AND COMMERCIAL ATTORNEY WITH BUSINESS ACUMEN AND REAL-WORLD EXPERIENCE

Matt is a member of the Firm's Business and Finance Department, the Mergers & Acquisitions Practice Group, and the Startup Business Initiative. With over a decade of experience in business administration, sales, marketing, and managing commercial relationships prior to attending law school, Matt draws upon a solid understanding of the needs and concerns of entrepreneurs and business leaders. And with his background as a musician, recording engineer, and writer, Matt seeks to help artists, creators, and entertainers understand and navigate the legal side of their artistic endeavors.

Matt is passionate about helping clients through the negotiation, structuring, and execution of transactions. He also assists with due diligence and risk assessment issues to avoid costly litigation. Matt regularly works on formations, governance matters, compliance, transfers of ownership, restructuring, and successions or dissolutions—every stage of the business life cycle. He can help clients take the necessary steps to create and protect assets, legal rights, and property interests.

At the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Matt enjoyed serving as a teaching assistant for students in Contracts and Legal Analysis and Writing courses. He was a Senior Research Editor and member of the Editorial Board of the University of Pittsburgh Law Review, and his student note, Criminal Justice Technology and the Regulatory Sandbox, was selected for publication in Volume 84.4 of the University of Pittsburgh Law Review.

Education

University of Pittsburgh School of Law (JD),
  • Order of the Coif
  • Teaching Assistant, Contracts, Legal Analysis, & Writing
  • Senior Research Editor, University of Pittsburgh Law Review 
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania (BS/BA),
  • Delta Mu Delta Business Honors Society
Full Sail University (AS, Recording Arts),
  • Course Director’s Award for Session Recording

Bar Admissions

Pennsylvania

Office Location

  • Pittsburgh

Services

  • Business & Finance
  • Business Succession Planning Capabilities
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Securities Capabilities

Departments

  • Business & Finance

AWARDS & RECOGNITION

  • 2023 Judges’ Memorial Award (Allegheny County Bar Association Bankruptcy & Commercial Law Section)
  • 2023 Professor Louis Del Duca Memorial Award (Pennsylvania Bar Association Business Law Section)
  • Joseph W. Montgomery Award for Insurance Law
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Awards: Securities Regulation, Insurance Law, Commercial Transactions, Accounting for Lawyers, Contracts, Criminal Law
  • Blue & Gold Dean’s Scholarship

Professional & Community Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Allegheny County Bar Association

Education

University of Pittsburgh School of Law (JD, summa cum laude)
  • Order of the Coif
  • Teaching Assistant, Contracts, Legal Analysis, & Writing
  • Senior Research Editor, University of Pittsburgh Law Review 
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania (BS/BA, magna cum laude)
  • Delta Mu Delta Business Honors Society
Full Sail University (AS, Recording Arts)
  • Course Director’s Award for Session Recording

Bar Admissions

Pennsylvania

Office Location

  • Pittsburgh

Services

  • Business & Finance
  • Business Succession Planning Capabilities
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Securities Capabilities

Departments

  • Business & Finance

AWARDS & RECOGNITION

  • 2023 Judges’ Memorial Award (Allegheny County Bar Association Bankruptcy & Commercial Law Section)
  • 2023 Professor Louis Del Duca Memorial Award (Pennsylvania Bar Association Business Law Section)
  • Joseph W. Montgomery Award for Insurance Law
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Awards: Securities Regulation, Insurance Law, Commercial Transactions, Accounting for Lawyers, Contracts, Criminal Law
  • Blue & Gold Dean’s Scholarship

Professional & Community Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Allegheny County Bar Association

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