Matthew L. Powell practices in the areas of litigation and general business law, with an emphasis on complex commercial litigation.
Matthew has assisted in matters related to representing clients in antitrust class action lawsuits. He also regularly represents clients in a wide range of commercial disputes including automotive supplier litigation, closely held corporation shareholder litigation, individuals facing business tort claims, and tax appeals before the Michigan Tax Tribunal.
Matthew has also collaborated in advising business clients with regard to compliance with federal regulations in the health care and financial industries, as well as advising clients regarding compliance with federal labor laws. Matthew also has assisted in corporate and limited liability company formation including the preparation of articles of organization and incorporation, bylaws, and related corporate governance documents.
Matthew is an active member of various bar associations. He recently wrote “A Primer on Resale Price Maintenance” for the August 2017 edition of the Michigan Bar Journal. He was the past Chair of the Antitrust, Franchising and Trade Regulation of the State Bar of Michigan from 2015-2016, and is currently the Co-Chair of the Antitrust Committee of the Federal Bar Association, Eastern District of Michigan Chapter. He was a Council Member of the Antitrust, Franchising and Trade Regulation of the State Bar of Michigan from 2011-2015 and was recognized for Pro Bono work by the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan in 2008, 2014, and 2015.
Prior to attending law school, Matthew worked as an architect in Illinois for two years.
- State Bar of Michigan, former Chair of the Antitrust, Franchise and Trade Regulation Section
- American Bar Association
- Order of the Coif, Wayne State University Chapter
Bar and Court Admissions
- United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
- United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan
- United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
- Law Clerk for the Honorable Marianne O. Battani, United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
- Legal Intern for the Honorable John Corbett O’Meara, United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
- Wayne State University Law School, J.D.
- cum laude
- Order of the Coif
- Wayne Law Review Assistant Editor
- Dean’s Scholar
- Silver and Bronze Key Certificate Recipient for academic excellence
- Max Smitt Scholarship 2004 in recognition of high academic achievement
- University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, B.S.
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Represented foreign automotive suppliers in high-profile federal antitrust investigations, including conducting client interviews and cooperating with national counsel in the preparation and filing of motions
Represented mortgage company in high-profile federal trial, including trial preparation, settlement negotiations, litigation and motion practice, discovery, legal research, and drafting numerous motions
Represented individual in breach of contract and business tort case, winning dismissal of claims at the initial pleading stage
Represented minority shareholder in arbitration and litigation, including analysis of multiple shareholder agreements, legal research, and drafting numerous motions and memoranda
Advised mortgage loan originator regarding compliance with numerous federal regulations, governing shared ownership of a wealth management company and an insurance broker
Collaborated in the preparation of position statements for employers, including performing legal research, reviewing NLRB inquiries, and drafting required position statements
Collaborated in advising large corporation on the purchase of a business, including analysis of federal regulations governing Medicare and Medicaid relating to durable medical equipment, the transfer of billing numbers, and successorship liability
Represented individual in purchase of investment property, including formation of limited liability company, drafting purchase agreement, and deed