Matthew C. Deputy
Matthew C. Deputy

(574) 968 9758

Matt focuses his practice on transactional matters involving real estate, commercial contracts, estate and succession planning, as well as general corporate matters. His litigation practice concentrates on defending eminent domain actions as well as medical device products liability. Matt also regularly assists clients with employment and business related disputes.

In his practice, Matt has represented:

  • Real estate developers, corporate owners, property holding companies, and property management companies in a variety of real estate transactions, and other corporate matters;
  • Innovative start-up companies in entity formation, financing, and employment matters;
  • Not-for-profit companies in entity formation, lease negotiations, and 501(c)(3) exemption recognition;
  • Regional and multinational corporations in labor and employment maters and disputes;
  • Property owners in eminent domain actions against the State of Indiana;
  • Product manufacturers in negligence and strict liability actions;
  • Financial institutions and commercial lenders in collection, replevin, and foreclosure actions.

Matt grew up in the South Bend area. He graduated from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business with a B.S. in Business Economics and Public Policy and earned his J.D. from the University of Notre Dame Law School. While at Notre Dame, Matt was the Executive Notes Editor for the Journal of Legislation and worked as a legal intern with the Notre Dame Community Development Clinic. In that role, Matt helped his non-profit clients with matters ranging from entity creation and non-profit status recognition with the Internal Revenue Service, to real estate transactions. In addition to his work with the Community Development Clinic, Matt was a research assistant for Professor Dan Kelly, performing assistance on an article concerning how real estate developers avoid the hold out problem in land assembly projects. Matt later focused his own research on various aspects of governmental takings of real estate property and published an article entitled Bills of Attainder and the Legislative Abuse of Eminent Domain, 40 J. Legis. 347 (2013-2014).

Prior to attending law school, Matt worked for a small investment firm which focuses on venture capital and real estate investments. Matt’s role in the company was diverse and included working with venture and angel financing groups to evaluate business plans and potential investments; helping start-up companies in drafting formation documents; and championing start-up companies to venture capital groups for seed financing, as well as tracking financial expenditures and assisting in the negotiations for real estate development project contracts. After graduating from Indiana University Matt began his career working in politics, starting at the Indiana Republican Party, and then served on Rep. Jackie Walorski’s campaign staff as her Finance Director. In this latter role Matt was charged with overseeing all aspects of the campaign’s funding, from donor events to FEC filings.