Matthew J. Wiebe
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Biography

Matthew is a business and nonprofit attorney dedicated to supporting clients’ day-to-day corporate and transactional matters. He assists for-profit and nonprofit clients throughout the organizational lifecycle, from formation to significant transitions.

Matthew crafts corporate policies, negotiates significant transactions, and drafts contracts for a variety of business relationships. He also guides organizations through mergers and acquisitions, ownership structuring, and regulatory compliance.

A significant portion of Matthew’s practice also involves assisting companies with private placement debt and equity financing and assisting church extension funds and community development financial institutions with “Blue Sky” securities offerings.

Matthew works with nonprofits of all types, such as local and national public charities, private foundations, educational, cultural, and religious organizations, and trade associations, advising them on matters including tax exemption issues, charitable trust law, restructuring, governance, and board and staff relationships.

In his spare time, Matthew enjoys attending performing arts events with his wife Clarissa, spending time with his growing family, woodworking, and attempting projects around the house.

Experience

Legal Intern, Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge

Intern, U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas

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Admitted

State Bar of Michigan (2018)

Education

Washburn University (J.D., magna cum laude MBA, 2018)

Tabor College (B.A., Accounting/Finance & Business Management, summa cum laude, 2015)

Accolades

Listed in Best Lawyers in America: "Ones to Watch" - Corporate Law (2021, 2022)

Listed as a “Rising Star” in Michigan Super Lawyers (2022) - Nonprofit Organizations

Listed as Grand Rapids Magazine “Top Lawyer” (2022) - Securities Law

Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® “Lawyer of the Year” (2023) -- Nonprofit / Charities Law

Affiliations

State Bar of Michigan (2018)

Grand Rapids Bar Association (2018)

United States District Court, Western District of Michigan (2018)

Holland Symphony Orchestra, Treasurer, Board of Directors