Matt has been a Member in Stoll Keenon Ogden’s Louisville office for more than a decade, practicing in state and federal courts on matters pertaining to complex commercial and contractual disputes, bankruptcy, foreclosures, and debt collection issues.
Finding the right tactical approach to a challenge is just one way Matt works to achieve his clients' goals. He is dedicated to SKO’s commitment to outstanding service and aims to handle matters in the most efficient and cost-effective manner possible. This is supported by his role with SKO’s internal technology group to implement new tools and processes that help the firm deliver even more value to clients.
For his many legal achievements, Matt has been recognized as a Rising Star by Kentucky Super Lawyers®. In the local community, he has demonstrated leadership through his involvement with the Fund for the Arts and several other charitable endeavors.
Business Litigation: Matt works strategically toward obtaining the best outcomes for clients facing business, contract, and property disputes, with particular concentration on creditor-debtor relations.
Banking Litigation: Representing both lenders and borrowers, Matt provides counsel on commercial collection and foreclosure, as well as personal guaranty enforcement and defense.
Bankruptcy & Financial Restructuring: Matt’s practice concentrates primarily on litigation and issue resolution regarding debt collection, insolvency, and bankruptcy discharge challenges.
Small Business Services: As an advocate for local businesses and entrepreneurial ventures, Matt offers a range of services specifically tailored to help businesses get established and plan financially for the future.
Recent representative engagements include:
Obtained complete payoff of defaulted $350,000 loan between individuals.
Worked with multiple clients to enhance and strengthen their customer, client, and supplier contracts.
Obtained agreed dismissal of approximately $500,000 bankruptcy claim based on “forward contract” defense, and obtained settlement of approximately $4 million preference claim for less than $10,000.
Successfully represented lender against claims of improper response to garnishment order.
On behalf of lender, obtained order appointing healthcare provider receivership in personal property foreclosure action.
In re Weikel, Case No. 12-33785 (Bankr. W.D. Ky.) (for principal secured lender, obtained Chapter 11 bankruptcy dismissal)
In re Julie Marie Wood, Case No. 18-32555 (Bankr. W.D. Ky. 2018) (for principal creditor, conversion to chapter 13 denied, bankruptcy discharge denied)
In re Kentucky Bio Science International, LLC, Case No. 20-50220 (Bankr. W.D. Ky. 2020) (for secured creditor, Chapter 11 converted to Chapter 7)
In re William W. Riddle, III, Case No. 20-30026, AP Case No. 20-3021 (Bankr. W.D. Ky. 2020) (for creditor, non-dischargeability action, ongoing)
KFC Corporation, et al. v. Zubair M. Kazi, Case No. 3:13-CV-564-H (W.D. Ky.) (for defendant guarantor)
Fifth Third Bank v. Canfield, Case No. 3:12-CV-603-S (W.D. Ky.) (for foreclosing lender, lender liability claims dismissed on summary judgment)
Rialto v. Oakbrooke, Case No. 3:12-CV-563-CRS (W.D. Ky.) (for foreclosing lender)
Rialto v. Paradowski, Case No. 12-92631-BHL-7A (Bankr. S.D. Ind.) (for principal creditor)
Lawrence Wholesale v. Nicholson, Case No. 4:14-CV-17-TWP-WGH (S.D. Ind.) (for supplier enforcing personal guaranty)