- 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 School||Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 2008|
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.
Documents by this lawyer on Martindale.com
Sale of Self-Driving Cars to Consumers by 2025?
Matthew J. Riopelle, July 29, 2014
More and more, self-driving cars are morphing from fantasy portrayed in futuristic societies to reality. Google’s autonomous prototype and California’s proposed regulations regarding the testing of self-driving cars on public roads demonstrate the increasing likelihood of self-driving...
Is it a Car or a Computer on Wheels?
Matthew J. Riopelle, June 11, 2014
Historically, the most sought after features of a car were horsepower, torque and other performance related metrics. However, the importance of the car’s power and towing capacity is increasingly taking a back seat to the technology integrated into the car. As new vehicles become more...
Hands-Free Calling ... Is It Really Safer? Considerations for Employers
Matthew J. Riopelle, May 16, 2014
As today’s vehicles become more integrated with cell phones, employers should consider adopting policies regarding employee’s use of personal and work issued cell phones. Many states have adopted laws prohibiting texting or the use of hand-held cell phones, but hands-free calling,...
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