Matt Sobolewski practices primarily in the areas of complex commercial, bankruptcy, and consumer finance litigation. He has represented a broad spectrum of clients, from local companies and individuals to large, publicly-traded and privately-held companies, across a wide range of industries.
Matt's commercial litigation practice includes representing clients in disputes involving breach of contract and business tort claims, including fraud and misrepresentation, breach of fiduciary duty, tortious interference, unfair competition, consumer fraud, and the misappropriation of trade secrets. His bankruptcy litigation practice includes representing clients in preference and fraudulent transfer actions, non-dischargeability proceedings, contested matters involving proofs of claim, and automatic stay litigation. Matt's consumer finance litigation practice includes defending financial services companies in cases involving the Truth in Lending Act (TILA), Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA), Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), and various other federal and state consumer protection and unfair and deceptive acts and practices statutes. In addition to these primary areas of focus, Matt has experience with internal and government investigations, healthcare litigation and dispute resolution, and litigation involving product liability, securities and commodities fraud, and real estate and land use.
Prior to joining McLaughlin & Stern, LLP, Matt was a partner at Seiger Gfeller Laurie LLP and associated with Herrick, Feinstein LLP and Holland & Knight LLP (Chicago and New York). Before entering private practice, he served as a prosecutor in the Cook County State's Attorney's Office in Chicago, Illinois. During his tenure, he worked within the Civil Actions, Criminal Prosecutions, and Juvenile Justice Bureaus and prosecuted over 50 trials to verdict. Prior to and while attending law school, Matt worked as a commercial banker for the leading middle market bank in Chicago.
Matthew D. Sobolewski and Chester R. Ostrowski were contributing authors and editors to "Understanding Ordinary: A Primer on Financial and Economic Considerations for the Ordinary Course Defenses to Bankruptcy Preference Actions, Second Edition."
National Quarterfinalist, ABA National Trial Competition
Regional Champion, ABA National Trial Competition
Finalist, Charles Evans Hughes Moot Court Competition