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Matt joined Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. in 2016 after graduating at the top of his law school class and was named a Director-Shareholder of the firm in 2023. Matt serves as the chair of the firm’s Recruiting Committee. His practice focuses on serving small and medium sized business owners and their companies. Matt routinely serves as outside general counsel for many companies on a wide range of business transactions and works closely with other practice sections within the firm that specialize in workers’ compensation, labor and employment, litigation, tax matters, and estate planning to ensure that his clients are supported and well represented across all areas of the law.


  • The University of Akron School of Law, Juris Doctor (2016), summa cum laude
    • Recipient:  Donald M. and Mary E. Jenkins Award for highest grade point average culminating in a J.D.
    • Recipient:  CALI Award for Excellence in Corporations; Contracts I; Contracts II; Property I; Property II; Basic Business Associations; Advanced Legal Applications; Wills, Trusts and Estates I; Wills, Trusts and Estates II; Torts; Evidence; Criminal Law; Administration of Criminal Justice
  • The University of Akron, B.A. summa cum laude, Political Science (2013)
    • Certificate in Political Conflict; Mediation Training

Professional Experience

  • Assists business owners in all aspects of their business including, entity selection, formation, contract negotiations, mergers and acquisitions, business and succession planning.
  • Advises on corporate organizing and reorganizing, stock/unit purchase and redemption agreements, close corporation agreements and operating agreements, and buy-sell agreements.
  • Provides representation to manufacturing and service industry clients as corporate counsel, including in the negotiation & preparation of business-related contracts such as employment and non-competition agreements, supply, distribution, and vendor agreements, standard terms and conditions of sale or supply, and loan and financing agreements.
  • Counsel clients in the merger, sale, or acquisition of assets or equity of businesses, including the application of business and tax principles in assessing the viability and effect of the proposed merger or acquisition.
  • Acts as legal counsel for non-profit organizations.
  • Assists real estate clients with development, purchase agreements and leases for residential and commercial transactions.

Courts and Bar Admissions

  • State of Ohio (2016)
  • Member:  Stark County Bar Association
  • Member:  Akron Bar Association
  • Member:  Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member:  American Bar Association

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • President & Board of Directors: Massillon Boys & Girls Club 
  • Board Member: Massillon WestStark Chamber of Commerce 
  • Board Member: Massillon Rotary Foundation
  • Former President and Board Member: Massillon Rotary Club
  • Board Member: Bethlehem Township Zoning Board
  • Former Student Board Member: The University of Akron Board of Trustees
  • Former North Canton Middle School Basketball Coach
  • Former Fairless Middle School and High School Basketball Coach

Honors and Awards

  • Listed in Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Stars 2022, 2023 (Top lawyers under 40)
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® “Ones To Watch” 2021, 2022, 2023

Articles Published by Matthew R. Hull

Ohio Revised Limited Liability Company Act

General Information The Ohio Revised Limited Liability Company Act (ORC Chapter 1706 – the “Revised Act”) will become applicable to all LLCs in Ohio as of February 11, 2022 (see §1706.83). After that date, the Revised Act will govern all LLCs formed (or qualified to do business as foreign LLCs) […]

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What Business Owners Need to Know About The Corporate Transparency Act

The Corporate Transparency Act The National Defense Authorization Act (“NDAA”) was passed by Congress at the end of 2020. Included within the NDAA is what is known as the Corporate Transparency Act (“CTA”) which was enacted into law as of January 1, 2021. However, required compliance with the reporting requirement […]

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October CARES Act Funding

In April of this year, $100 billion in CARES Act relief funds were allocated to businesses, hospitals, schools, and citizens affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Another round of federal funding under the CARES Act was approved by the Ohio Controlling Board in August. Many of those businesses, citizens, and institutions […]

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Ohio General Assembly Passes New Law Affecting High School and Youth Sports

Senate Bill 252, better known as Lindsay’s Law, was passed by the Ohio General Assembly and signed into law by Governor John Kasich, and recently took effect on August 1, 2017. The law is aimed at combating the sudden cardiac arrest in high school and youth athletes and is similar […]

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Senate Bill 199 Expands Concealed Carry Laws

On December 19, 2016, Governor John Kasich signed Senate Bill 199 which, among other provisions, provides for the expansion of the concealed carry of handguns. These changes will take effect March 20, 2017. This legal summary will focus on three major changes to the law: who may carry a concealed […]

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