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Matthew J. McBride is both an attorney and a CPA.  Prior to graduating cum laude from DePaul University College of Law, Mr. McBride spent nearly a decade working in public accounting. His legal career began with a 50 attorney firm in Detroit, where he focused on business and tax law.  In addition to his experience as an attorney and a CPA, Mr. McBride currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer and General Counsel of a privately held manufacturing business in St. Clair County, Michigan. 


As a CPA, Mr. McBride spent time in both the accounting and tax departments of a mid-sized Chicago firm.  During that time, his practice focused on managerial accounting and tax compliance for privately owned businesses, as well as estate planning and wealth preservation for business owners and wealthy individuals.


As an attorney, Mr. McBride spent several years with one of the top law firms in the City of Detroit, with his practice focused on mergers and acquisitions, tax controversy, tax compliance, business start ups, estate planning and real estate.


Mr. McBride is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants and the American Association of Attorney-Certified Public Accountants (Vice President of the Michigan Chapter).  He is married, has three children, and currently lives in Macomb County, Michigan.


Practice areas


  1. Business: 50%
  2. Tax: 25%
  3. Estate Planning: 25%



Hourly ($200-300/hour), Fixed (sometimes)

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Penzien & McBride, PLLC

17001 19 Mile Road
Suite 1-B
Clinton Township, MI, 48038-4867


MIActive And In Good Standing200401/08/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerPenzien & McBride, PLLC2011 - Present
CFO/General CounselRiverside Spline & Gear, Inc.2006 - Present
Member AttorneyMcBride Law, PLC2008 - 2011
AssociateKerr Russell and Weber PLC2003 - 2006
CPAOstrow, Reisin, Berk & Abrams, Ltd.1999 - 2002
Tax AccountantWeiss & Company, LLP1996 - 1999
Association namePosition nameDuration
Michigan Association of Certified Public AccountantsN/AN/A
State Bar of MichiganN/AN/A
American Association of Attorney-Certified Public AccountantsPast Vice President - Michigan ChapterN/A
Phi Kappa PhiN/AN/A
Federalist SocietyN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Lepore v. Commissioner, T.C. Memo 2013-135Taxpayer prevailed
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
DePaul University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2003
Western Michigan UniversityPolitical Science/AccountingBA - Bachelor of Arts1996