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Matthew Mark Rossetti

Business Attorney at Austin, TX

5.0   98 reviews

also known as Matt Rossetti

  • State Years
    Texas - TX 3 years
    Illinois - IL 11 years
  • Licensed for 3 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2020
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2012
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Matthew

Learn Matthew’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Business
    20%
    All aspects of business counseling. I have over a decade of real world experience outside of the legal field.

    12 years

  2. Limited liability company (LLC)
    20%
    Organization, planning, drafting, and maintenance.

    12 years

  3. Contracts and agreements
    10%
    Drafting, review, negotiation, and execution. We specialize in data use and distribution, privacy policies, terms and conditions, cybersecurity, etc.

    12 years

  4. Corporate and incorporation
    5%
    Services include planning, incorporation, drafting of agreements, fundraising, maintenance, ESOPs, RSUs, dynamic equity, etc.

    12 years

  5. Entertainment
    5%
    Boxing, MMA, Motorsports, Combat Sports, Music.

    12 years

  6. Financial markets and services
    5%
    Any and all financial contracts.

    12 years

  7. Government contracts
    5%
    Our staff has prior government experience.

    4 years

  8. Internet
    5%
    Cyber security specialists with IAAP certifications.

    6 years

  9. Licensing
    5%
    Any and all licensing agreements

    12 years

  10. Mergers and acquisitions
    5%
    Asset acquisitions and sales. Equity acquisitions and sales.

    12 years

  11. Partnership
    5%
    Partnership agreements, joint ventures, etc.

    12 years

  12. Securities offerings
    5%
    All Reg D Offerings

    12 years

  13. Venture capital
    5%
    I help companies raise funds via debt, equity, convertible notes, SAFEs, KISS agreements, etc.

    12 years

Matt Rossetti is the founder of Sentient Law, Ltd. He brings over a decade of experience with technology and software development in addition to his experience as a business attorney. He works with a variety of companies, entrepreneurs, and inventors in multiple areas, including, but not limited to: blockchain, brick and mortar, construction, cryptocurrencies, ecommerce, healthcare, and virtual reality. Matt is passionate about working with companies from the idea stage to fundraising and/or exit as well as professional boxers and motorsports competitors.

Matt was a founding member of the Forbes Legal Council, he serves as General Counsel to the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, and he volunteers for the Chicago Chapter of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. He was also an adjunct professor at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law where he taught a course called "Emerging Technologies."

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Location

Sentient Law, Ltd.
7000 N Mopac Expressway, Suite 200, Austin, 78731
Suite 200
Austin, TX, 78731
Sentient Law, Ltd.
323 E Upper Wacker Dr
Suite 300
Chicago, IL, 60601
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Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Thomas | February 7, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Firm I Have Worked With!
I have worked with many firms and have used multiple self-help services. Matthew and his team setup my business faster than I thought was possible and closed a deal for me in a matter of weeks. I have used things like legal zoom before. This ultimately cost me less money than those services.
Posted by Jess | December 4, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great experience
We've had a great experience working with Matt. He got our LLC set up and ready to conduct business far more seamlessly and efficiently than I thought was possible.
Posted by Jason | August 9, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly professional and knowledgable.
When you hire a lawyer you want someone who knows PERFECTLY what he's doing and that can understand your needs. Matthew is that lawyer. He not only has a lot of business experience, but also a very open and quick mind to understand his clients, their needs and how he can better advise them. If you're planning to do some serious business, this is your guy.
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Posted by Kevin | August 8, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Quick to Respond and Extremely Knowledgeable
I hired Matt to consult over a business investment opportunity. Not only was Matt quick to respond to any email or questions I had but he was able to provide clear and knowledgeable answers that helped guide my decisions. Within a day he reviewed the contracts I sent and provided sectioned feedback. Best of all, his website uses modern appointment tools that made it a breeze to find a time to schedule with him. I would highly recommend Matt for anyone looking for a business lawyer in the Austin.
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Posted by Marcus | August 7, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Awesome Attorney for Venture and Startups
Matt was awesome to work with. I work in tech and it's hard to find someone that is super knowledgable with venture and startups. He was able to answer all of my questions and give great advice on what my best options were. Can't recommend him and his practice enough! Will be using him and his team for my next venture.
Posted by Elizabeth | August 2, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Insightful, Experienced, and Responsive- Definitely Recommend!
Matt was wonderful to work with. Not only was he incredibly responsive to my messages, he also demonstrated both experience and professionalism while being courteous and respectful. After receiving his advice in the areas of contracts and game development, I feel much more confident in continuing my work as an independent contractor in the industry. I will absolutely reach out to Matt again with any future needs and have already referred him to another contractor seeking legal services.
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Posted by Jason | June 29, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Clear, thorough, and excellent help!
Matt was able to help me get my business registered in two states quickly and efficiently. He was easy to communicate with, made sure I understood everything I was signing, and made the process very easy for me. He provided all of the documentation needed, told me what to expect, and gave clear instructions on how to proceed in the process. He was very responsive via email and alway reminded me that he was available by phone as well.
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Posted by Janniya | June 20, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Amazing for start ups too
Mr.Rossetti gave me phenomenal advice for my start up business. I am a young adult who has been joining various program to learn about the industry and signed up to speak with Matt and he gave me sound advice. Do’s and don’t as well and even shared amazing resources. You can’t find this service anywhere else.
Posted by John | June 20, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
An amazing lawyer
Matthew is an amazing lawyer, honest and punctual, prompt and effective, efficient with clients like me. I do appreciate what you’ve done for me and my family. Five and above stars. Recommended for everybody who wants to solve the legal issues they have through Matthew’s Law firm. Thank you
Posted by Giselle | June 20, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
I look forward to doing business with Matthew Mark Rossetti
It is not often that you find a lawyer with strong integrity, kindness and willingness to help others, I am truly impressed by Matthew M. Rossetti’s professionalism at SENTIENT LAW, LTD. His knowledge and can-do attitude are admirable, this is the first time I've ever encountered a lawyer who worked so diligently. I am so excited to be working with the best, I can confidently relax knowing that he has my company’s best interest and I can now focus on building and growing my company. Giselle S. Pepper Blossom, Founder.
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Posted by Alex | November 11, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing, Useful, and Enjoyable Experience!
My team and I discovered Matt Rossetti through his association with Mike Moyers and Slicing Pie. We knew we wanted to implement a dynamic equity model, but felt uncomfortable moving forward without legal consult. I scheduled a free consultation with Matt, and wrote up some questions to ask about setting up our LLC using the slicing pie framework. Wow - he showed up with a extremely thorough presentation that answered all the questions we had thought of, and then some! He gave a clear path forward for getting our operating agreement and equity structure solidified, within a week, we were all set and legally established. I feel comfortable moving forward as a business knowing that I have a very competent, knowledgeable lawyer that can help me with any of my legal questions! I highly recommend Matt & Sentient Law.
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Posted by Nicholas Good | November 8, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Efficient & Effective
Matthew and his team have been a fantastic resource, guiding our team through the formation of a new company. Always quick to respond to our questions and draft/edit documents, Sentient Law's services have been tailored to the needs and resources of a start-up, and facilitated the development of a fair and transparent ownership framework.
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Posted by Dane | October 11, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Slicing Pie? Look no further & do not hesitate. Matthew Rossetti is simply awesome.
Matt provides an extremely valuable legal service and has unquestionable expertise. Matt helped our team with Slicing Pie in particular. If you want to form a company that uses Slicing Pie, look no further and don't hesitate. Slicing Pie is a niche and a relatively new legal structure, and it's easy to make mistakes if you don't have an expert. Matt can help you quickly and safely set up SP in a way that that will protect you and provide unquestionable value in the long run. Matthew Rossetti is a fantastic person to work with, and I am personally very grateful for the empathetic and committed support that Matt provided. I look forward to working with him in the future.
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Posted by Jason Yan | October 8, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Changed my impression on lawyers
I was very cautious and picky when selecting a lawyer not only because of the high cost but also it's hard to judge the quality, especially as an immigrant to the US. After searched a lot, I believed that Matthew is the best lawyer if you want to form a start-up company using Slicing Pie equity split method like me. I am very happy I chose Matt. He has a sharp mind, on time, very well organized, to the point, upfront about things and costs, and keeps his words. Somehow the author of "Slicing Pie" knew from Matthew that I am using his legal service and informed me that I do not have to buy the legal documents from the SlicingPie website and my payment should be refunded. I was very surprised by both Matthew and Mike Moyer (the author) that they are extremely honest persons. The most satisfying part is that, Matt is super effective and efficient and the cost is way below what I expected. Great job! I will use Sentient Law, Ltd for all my future business need. BTW, I am also very satisfied with lawyer Sean who works with Matt at the same firm.
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Posted by Trish | September 20, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Easy to work with very professional
I had many consultations before choosing Mathhew. He is knowledgeable, puntuale, compassionate and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend him. I work in a business that requires lots of legal advice and attorneys and he has by far been the best
Posted by Christy | September 15, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Easy to work with
Matthew was very easy to work with and genuinely helpful in understanding and filing my business. His help was straightforward and not intimidating like other lawyers I have worked with in the past. He got things done in a timely manner and didn’t attempt to use a bunch of legal talk to add confusion and use more time.
Posted by anonymous | September 15, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing experience.
Matthew and Sean were an absolute pleasure to work with. We had an urgent matter to address, and within a matter of minutes from the referral, I was on the phone with Matthew. The docs we needed were delivered the following evening! Amazing and will be working with them in the future, as needs arise.
Posted by Jeff | September 8, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Terrific
The hype is legit. Matt set us up with a SlicingPie LLC perfectly customized to what I needed. Super efficient with his time. Highly recommend.
Posted by James Ward | July 20, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Going over Slicing pie
I spoke with Matthew about Slicing Pie (equity model for LLCs) and he was able to provide me all of the information I needed about the concept to make my decision on it and review how the contract should work all in 30 minutes. He was very concise and did not waist any of my time.
Posted by Kerry | July 6, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
ONE OF A KIND
Matt makes it very clear of potential outcomes and it’s very straightforward into the point. You definitely need a lawyer like this on your team that will get things done in a swift manner. He’s very good at completing objectives and being on top of the ball. Nobody like him.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 395-555 per hour
  • Pro bono 2 %
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Principal
  • Sentient Law, Ltd.
  • 2014 - Present
  • General Counsel
  • CTBUH
  • 2014 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of Technology
  • 2019 - 2022
  • Attorney
  • Solo Practioner
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Of Counsel
  • Sweetnam, LLC
  • 2012 - 2013
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Education

  • Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of Technology
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2011
  • DePaul University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2009

Sample of Legal Cases

  • De Falco v. Vibram USA Inc., et al., Case Number 1:13-cv-10764-DPW (D. Mass.)
  • $3.75 million settlement

Associations

  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Cook County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 2024 Texas Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2024
  • 2023 Texas Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2023
  • 2022 Texas Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • 2021 Illinois Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • 2020 Illinois Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • 2019 Illinois Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • 2Civility Lawyer Spotlight
  • Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism
  • 2016
  • Founding Member
  • Forbes Legal Council
  • 2016
  • Member
  • Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC)
  • 2015
  • Charter Entrepreneur Member
  • Sigma Nu Tau
  • 2012
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Speaking Engagements

  • Lunch N' Learn
  • Slicing Pie: A Perfectly Fair Equity Split
  • 2019
  • New Venture and Small Enterprise Lab - Guest Lecture
  • Business Rollups and Slicing Pie
  • 2017
  • Matt Rossetti- Slicing Pie Friendly Attorney
  • Slicing Pie
  • 2015
  • TLCC Legal Clinic
  • Dynamic Equity/Slicing Pie
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

Received (19)
Given (22)
Endorse Matthew
Limited liability company (LLC) Attorney | Jun 20
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Matt is by far the most steeped and learned business law attorney I have met in the start-up space. Whether it is VC, IP, business formalities, data rights, or emerging FinTech solutions, Matt is always quick to identify and reconcile issues with the utmost attention and professionalism. Above all else, Matt has proven to be a great mentor and truly fun to work with. He is a rare find by all accounts, I have no doubt you'll find the same."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Aug 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Rossetti is a very knowledgeable and effective advocate for his clients."
Business Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend Matthew for business law matters. Matthew is a valuable and supportive member of our legal community. I have referred several clients to Matthew and they have all found him to be extremely knowledgeable, professional, and easy to work with."
Business Attorney | Aug 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matthew is extremely knowledgeable in digital marketing, software development, and e-commerce. I recommend him to all of my clients as he never disappoints!! Highly recommended!!"
Business Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matthew Rosssetti is a man of many talents, whether it be his passion for inventions, his unparalleled experience in e-commerce, or his successful track record as an entrepreneur--the culmination of which is an advocate who can approach your legal matter from various angles and come up with a winning strategy. I trust him, and so should you!"
Business Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Matt is an excellent business attorney and we refer most of our business clients to him."
Business Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I've had the pleasure of working with Mr. Rossetti and endorse him for your business legal needs. He is an innovator in the space and has particular knowledge of the tech sphere."
Business Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Matthew Rossetti is extremely knowledgeable in all aspects of business law, helping startups in all areas with entity selection (corporation vs LLC), company organization and day to day legal aspects. He is hands down an attorney you want in your corner when starting a company!"
Unknown Attorney | Jun 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matthew Rossetti's knowledge of and experience with business and corporate matters is almost as impressive as his ability to clearly communicate with clients. I highly recommend Mr. Rossetti for business law or corporate needs."
Business Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I had the opportunity to work with Matt regarding an operating agreement for a dynamic equity structured partnership. He was very knowledgable on this topic and was very professional and competent. I appreciated his demeanor and respect. He was willing to provide the guidance and assistance I needed and would look forward to working with him into the future."
Business Attorney | Oct 04
Relationship: Friend
"Matt is an accomplished attorney who compassionately yet zealously advocates for his clients. Matt has an ideal combination of legal and business acumen that enables him to succeed both in negotiations and in court. I give Matt my highest and most enthusiastic recommendation, without reservation."
Corporate and incorporation Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matt is very hard working and passionate about everything he does. I practice in a different area, and Matt is the first person I refer potential clients to because I know he will be willing to go the extra distance for them."
Business Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Matt was very helpful in answering questions I had regarding an innovative equity allocation method he has worked with. He responded quickly to my inquiry and provided the answers I needed."
Corporate and incorporation Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Matt on several corporate matters, and he has always done excellent work!"
Business Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Oct 28
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Matthew is an incredibly dedicated and passionate attorney who truly cares about the success of the businesses he represents. He has exceptional ability in many areas of law and business. He keeps his knowledge on the cutting edge of the law and always brings an innovative approach to his practice. Matthew is flexible , approachable, and responsive. If you need a business lawyer who not only understands the law but understands your business and what it takes to be an entrepreneur (because he's done it)? Then look no further than Matthew Rossetti."
Business Attorney | Oct 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Matt is a hard working attorney who has zealously advocated for every client I have worked with him with."
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