Matthew J. Riopelle: Lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP

Matthew J. Riopelle

San Diego,  CA  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Automotive
  • Energy
  • Bankruptcy & Business Reorganizations
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Real Estate
  • Transactional & Securities
University University of Puget Sound, B.A., summa cum laude, 2005 Mortar Board Senior Honor Society
Law SchoolGeorgetown University Law Center, J.D., 2008
Admitted2008, California

Matthew J. Riopelle is an associate with Foley & Lardner LLP and a member of the Bankruptcy & Business Reorganizations and Real Estate Practices as well as the Energy and Automotive Industry Teams.

Mr. Riopelle focuses his practice of representation of clients in complex business bankruptcy and reorganization matters, including representing Chapter 11 debtors, creditors' committees, and unsecured and secured creditors. In addition to Chapter 11 proceedings, Mr. Riopelle advises clients regarding out of court restructurings, including assignments for the benefit of creditors and negotiations with creditors. Mr. Riopelle also frequently represents buyers and lenders in Chapter 11 cases.

Mr. Riopelle is a member of the board of directors of the San Diego Bankruptcy Forum. He also co-authored the following articles: "Giving Teeth to a Repeat-Filing Statute," Law 360 (April 7, 2011) and "Implications of In re Marshall," Bankruptcy Law 360 (November 15, 2010).

Mr. Riopelle graduated from Georgetown University Law Center (J.D., 2008), where he was a Law Center Merit Scholarship recipient. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Puget Sound (summa cum laude, 2005). He was elected to membership in the Mortar Board Senior Honor Society, and received a Skinner Business Leadership Program Scholarship.

Mr. Riopelle is admitted to practice in California.


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Recharging the Auction for Fisker’s Assets
Matthew J. Riopelle, January 23, 2014
When Fisker filed bankruptcy in November, it planned to sell its assets to Hybrid Tech, the acquirer of Fisker’s $168.5 million loan from the Department of Energy, by way of credit bid. Before the sale (requiring the approval of the Bankruptcy Court) was consummated, another potential...

U.S. Manufacturing on the Rise
Matthew J. Riopelle, October 25, 2013
It seems almost every day another company announces that it is increasing its manufacturing activity in the U.S. A recent report by Boston Consulting Group, discussed in this article cites moves by foreign automobile, motorcycle and aircraft manufacturers to increase their manufacturing in the U.S....
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Matthew J. Riopelle

3579 Valley Centre Drive, Suite 300
San DiegoCA 92130


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