Matthew J. Riopelle: Lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP

Matthew J. Riopelle

San Diego,  CA  U.S.A.

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  • 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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Will Self-Driving Cars be Accepted by Consumers?
Matthew J. Riopelle, August 27, 2014
As recently discussed on Dashboard Insights, 68% of global automotive industry executives expect self-driving cars to be on the market by 2025. While self-driving cars may be on the market within the next decade, will consumers, particularly American consumers, actually want to own one?

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...

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Matthew J. Riopelle

3579 Valley Centre Drive, Suite 300
San DiegoCA 92130


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