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Matthew J Smart

Associate, Corporate Department
71 South Wacker Drive
Suite 4500
Chicago, IL
United States

Fax: 1(312) 499-6140


Matthew Smart is an associate in the Corporate practice of Paul Hastings and is based in the firm's Chicago office. His practice involves all areas of corporate restructuring, bankruptcy, and insolvency-related matters, including the representation of debtors, creditors, lenders, investors, and acquirers of assets in chapter 11 and chapter 15 bankruptcy cases, bankruptcy-related acquisitions, debt restructurings, and out-of-court insolvency matters.

Before joining Paul Hastings, Mr. Smart was a restructuring associate in the Chicago office of an international law firm.

He earned his J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law, where he was a Notes and Comments Editor of the Chicago-Kent Law Review, the Executive Editor of the Seventh Circuit Review, and a member of the Chicago-Kent Moot Court Honor Society.


  • Chicago-Kent College of Law, J.D. (magna cum laude, order of the coif), 2016

  • University of North Carolina School of the Arts, B.F.A., 2008


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Illinois Bar


Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology, J.D. 2016
University of North Carolina, B.A. 2008

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