MATTHEW CLEMENTE leads the Chicago Restructuring group and has more than 20 years of experience representing clients in complex and high-profile in-court and out-of-court restructurings and insolvencies spanning a wide variety of industries. Matthew’s strategic and practical advice is highly sought after by companies, boards of directors, and sponsors facing existential financial challenges to their organizations. Matthew skillfully guides companies, boards of directors and executive teams through the complex web of duties and options they confront during the life cycle of a restructuring. Additionally, Matthew routinely advises other clients facing a variety of restructuring challenges and opportunities, including lenders/creditors, committees, strategic investors, and purchasers/sellers. Not only is Matthew a fixture in bankruptcy courts throughout the country, Matthew’s experience is global in nature, having been involved in multiple large cross-border restructurings.
Strong advocacy on behalf of his clients and innovative solutions in multi-layered restructurings has earned Matthew acknowledgment in numerous industry publications, including Chambers USA (2018–2023), The Best Lawyers in America for Litigation-Bankruptcy (2015 – 2022) The International Who’s Who for Restructuring & Insolvency Lawyers, and The Legal 500 US 2010. Chambers USA notes that Matthew is “responsive” and “bright” and, according to The Legal 500 US, Matthew is “extremely knowledgeable and experienced in handling complex bankruptcy.” Matthew has received several awards including from the Turnaround Management Association and the Atlas Awards.