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Hellmuth & Johnson PLLC

8050 West 78th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55439
LOCAL 952-941-4005
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“Doing legal work is not an end in and of itself; it is the means a lawyer uses to solve problems and help clients accomplish goals.”

Matthew is a banking, receivership, and commercial law attorney who provides litigation, transactional, and advisory support to a wide array of banks, businesses, and private individuals.

On the banking side, he counsels on the entire lending and collection process for both commercial and agricultural loans. Specifically, he focuses on:

  • Drafting loan documents
  • Negotiating forbearance agreements and workout plans upon initial default
  • Bringing lawsuits and obtaining judgments, decrees, and/or receiverships
  • Pursuing traditional post-judgment collections
  • Bringing fraudulent transfer lawsuits revealed through post-judgment discovery
  • Protecting creditor rights in debtor bankruptcies

On the commercial side, he works primarily on:

  • Drafting and litigating noncompete agreements
  • Pursuing complex fraud claims
  • Litigating general plaintiff- and defense-side business matters and handling appeals

Matthew believes that the keys to effective legal representation are clear communication, attention to detail, and laser focus on the efficient accomplishment of the client’s objectives. No matter how good the legal work, Matthew believes a victory is only a victory if his legal representation improves the client’s position.

He is licensed to practice law in Minnesota state and federal courts, including the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. Matthew has argued numerous cases in front of the Minnesota Court of Appeals, including three that resulted in published opinions.


Matthew graduated magna cum laude from the University of Minnesota Law School. Prior to law school, he attended the honor’s program at University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management, where he graduated first in his class, summa cum laude, and with high distinction.


  • Member of the Independent Community Bankers of Minnesota (“ICBM”) and the ICBM Legislative Committee
  • Seminar presenter for the ICBM, Minnesota Banker’s Association, and Commercial Finance Association of Minnesota
  • Former managing student editor of the Constitutional Commentary, a law journal publication of the University of Minnesota Law School