Matthew E. Misichko

  • One North Wacker Drive
    Suite 4400
    Chicago, IL 60606-2833

Matthew E. Misichko is an associate in the Chicago office of Barnes & Thornburg, where he is a member of the Corporate Department and the Associations and Foundations Practice Group. His practice is focused on counseling a range of nonprofit organizations and associations, as well as privately held and family-owned entities, on formation, structuring and governance.

Mr. Misichko advises associations, public and private foundations, and businesses on contracts and agreements including bylaws and related amendments, tax exemption applications and in antitrust matters, as well as with administrative, governance and risk management issues. He has particular experience drafting and negotiating resolutions and consents, management and equity compensation agreements, management succession plans, service agreements, and buy-sell agreements. Mr. Misichko has also assisted with non-solicitation and confidentiality agreements, drafting public filings for securities matters, resolutions and consents for reorganizations, and private placement memorandums. Additionally, he has advised such entities in advanced planning matters in relation to pre-liquidity, family office formation, capital structures of stock, and Series LLC compliance.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Misichko worked as in-house legal counsel for a nonprofit sports association, drafting and reviewing vendor agreements, sponsorship contracts, and player appearances. He was also an associate at a boutique law firm and an analyst for a leading convenience store supplier.

Active in the legal community, Mr. Misichko serves as the chair of the Corporate Practice Group for the Chicago Bar Association Young Lawyers Section and received the 2017-2018 David C. Hilliard Award for Outstanding Committee Service. Outside of his practice, he volunteers with Wills for Heroes, the Juvenile Justice Mentoring Program in Chicago, and the Greater Chicago Food Depository.

Mr. Misichko earned his J.D. from the University of Illinois College of Law, where he was on the dean’s list. During law school, he served as administrative editor for the Elder Law Journal and his note was selected for publication in the journal. He also received the Rickert Award for Excellence in Legal Writing. He earned his B.S. with highest honors from the University of Illinois.

Mr. Misichko is admitted to practice in the state of Illinois.