Matthew J. Stockl
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Matthew J. Stockl

Practice Areas

  • Chapter 11 Representation
  • Restructuring and Bankruptcy Representation
  • Out-of-Court Workouts
  • Federal and state litigations

Matthew J. Stockl is a restructuring and bankruptcy attorney with Winthrop Golubow Hollander, LLP. Matt has significant experience representing chapter 11 debtors, trustees, secured lenders, unsecured creditors, purchasers of assets, investors, and other stakeholders in a broad range of restructuring matters throughout the country, including complex chapter 11 proceedings. In addition, Matt counsels clients in out-of-court workouts, acquisitions, liquidations, and litigations in both federal and state court. Prior to joining WGH, Matt was an associate at Foley & Lardner, LLP in Chicago and Los Angeles.

Previously, Matt clerked for the Honorable Janet S. Baer, United States Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Illinois. Matt also served as a law clerk for the Honorable Robert E. Littlefield, Jr. (Chief Judge), United States Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of New York, and as a judicial intern for the Honorable Cecelia G. Morris, United States Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of New York.

Matt was named to the Illinois Super Lawyers Rising Stars list every year since 2019 for his work in the field of bankruptcy, as well as the 2021 Super Lawyers Rising Stars list for Southern California. Matt has also been selected by peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in the fields of Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law (2021 and 2022).

In 2017, Matt was one of 40 bankruptcy attorneys in the country selected to participate in the fifth annual National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges’ (“NCBJ”) Next Generation Program. The NCBJ created the program as a way to identify a small group of up-and-coming bankruptcy attorneys who “demonstrate legal excellence in the practice of bankruptcy law; demonstrate a commitment to the continued educational development of bankruptcy professionals and professional activities that will benefit the public, members of the bar and the court system; and display a serious commitment to principles of civility, ethics and professionalism.”*

*The Illinois Supreme Court does not recognize certifications of specialties in the practice of law and no award or recognition is a requirement to practice law in Illinois.

  • Matt earned his law degree from Albany Law School (J.D., cum laude, 2009), where he was the note & comment editor for the Albany Law Review. While at Albany Law School, he was also director of competitions for the Moot Court Board and was elected to the Order of Barristers. Matt graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce degree (2004) in international business from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec.
  • State Bar of California
  • State Bar of New York
  • State Bar of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers.

Matt is fluent in Spanish and French.

  • Co-author, “Commercial Mortgage Foreclosure Actions,” Mortgage Foreclosure (Illinois): Practice and Procedure, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (IICLE®) (2021 and 2016 editions)
  • Co-author, “The Sky Isn’t Falling: Why the Seventh Circuit Got It Right in I80 Equipment 
  • LLC,” American Bankruptcy Institute Journal (May 1, 2020)
  • Author, “Supreme Court to Determine Scope of Section 546(e) Safe Harbor Provisions,” Westlaw Journal Bankruptcy (December 14, 2017)
  • Co-author, “Delaware Bankruptcy Court Upholds Reclamation Creditors’ Rights,” Legal News: Bankruptcy & Business Reorganizations (October 4, 2016)
  • Author, “Stakes Are High In Supreme Court Review Of Jevic,” Law360 (July 12, 2016)
  • Co-author, “Supreme Court Expands Fraud Exception to Favor Creditors,” Legal News: Bankruptcy & Business Reorganizations (May 19, 2016)
  • Speaker, “Perfection of Security Interests under UCC Article 9: The Seventh Circuit’s Decision in In re I80 Equipment, LLC, 938 F.3d 866 (7th Cir. 2019),” Chicago Bar Association (Chicago, IL) (2019)
  • Guest Speaker, Externship Course, Loyola University Chicago School of Law (2019)
  • Speaker, “DIP Financing, Cross-Collateralization & Roll-Ups: Recent Cases and Trends,” Chicago Bar Association (Chicago, IL) (2018)