Matt grew-up in southeastern Wisconsin. He learned the value of hard-work at a young age working in various small family businesses. After graduating from Marquette University with a biology degree, Matt worked briefly in the health care field before deciding to go to law school. Always interested in the relationship between business and the law, Matt received an MBA and Law Degree in a combined program. Following law school Matt practiced briefly for a law firm in Chicago before returning to his roots in southeastern Wisconsin to start his own law practice.
Matt’s firm focused immediately on wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and probate. Matt grew interested in the relationship between life insurance and estate planning early in his practice. Because of the estate tax laws in the early 2000’s, various life insurance products were utilized for wealth transfer, tax minimization, and business succession planning. After several years of private practice, Matt was given the opportunity to join a highly regarded financial firm as a vice president advising financial advisers on the uses of life insurance in estate, tax, and business succession planning. Matt for many years traveled the United States working with the top insurance companies and law firms to establish highly sophisticated estate plans utilizing insurance and trusts. Matt then returned to school to obtain the educational foundation to add an accounting degree to his credentials. This new skill provided the background for Matt to develop the dual practice of legal services and accounting. Matt decided to return to Waukesha to reestablish his law practice as Riverwood Legal & Accounting Services, S.C. less than a mile from its original location.