Matthew E. Misichko is an associate in the Chicago office of Barnes & Thornburg, where he is a member of the Corporate Department and the Associations and Foundations Practice Group. His practice is focused on counseling a range of nonprofit organizations and associations, as well as privately held and family-owned entities, on formation, structuring and governance.
Matthew advises associations, public and private foundations, and businesses on contracts and agreements including bylaws and related amendments, tax exemption applications and in antitrust matters, as well as with administrative, governance and risk management issues. He has particular experience drafting and negotiating resolutions and consents, management and equity compensation agreements, management succession plans, service agreements, and buy-sell agreements.
Matthew has also assisted with non-solicitation and confidentiality agreements, drafting public filings for securities matters, resolutions and consents for reorganizations, and private placement memorandums. Additionally, he has advised such entities in advanced planning matters in relation to pre-liquidity, family office formation, capital structures of stock, and Series LLC compliance.
Prior to joining the firm, Matthew worked as in-house legal counsel for a nonprofit sports association, drafting and reviewing vendor agreements, sponsorship contracts, and player appearances. He was also an associate at a boutique law firm and an analyst for a leading convenience store supplier.
Professional and Community Involvement
Chair, Corporate Practice Group for the Chicago Bar Association Young Lawyers Section
Volunteer, Wills for Heroes
Volunteer, Juvenile Justice Mentoring Program in Chicago
Volunteer, Greater Chicago Food Depository
David C. Hilliard Award for Outstanding Committee Service, 2017-2018