Lewis F. Matuszewich
Lewis F. Matuszewich
Of Counsel, FKMA Law
LEWIS F. MATUSZEWICH, born Chicago, Illinois; admitted to practice law in Illinois and admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court.
EDUCATION: DePauw University (Bachelor of Arts Degree, with honors); Northwestern University (Juris Doctor Degree).
BACKGROUND: Staff Attorney, Leo Burnett Advertising Agency in Chicago; Deputy Midwest Regional Director, United States Small Business Administration. Midwest Region included the states of Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota. Started law firm which evolved into Matuszewich & Kelly, LLP. Has authored articles on financial transactions, government programs, business organizations, estate planning, real estate, municipal and economic development, organizing and operating not-for-profit organizations, charitable foundations and international and immigration legal issues. Frequent lecturer concerning financing, business organization, director’s and officer’s liability issues, not-for-profit organizations, estate planning, probate, successor management for businesses, commercial contracts and agreements, use of governmental and other alternative financing and governmental contracting programs.
MEMBERSHIP (Professional): Illinois State Bar Association (Past Chair: International and Immigration Law Section Council and currently editor of The Globe; Past Chair: Commercial, Banking and Bankruptcy Law Section Council; Twinning Committee with the National Bar Association of Poland; Past Chair: Membership and Bar Activities Committee; Member: Intellectual Property Law Section Council; Past member: Agricultural Law Section Council; Past member ISBA Continuing Legal Education Committee and liaison to the International and Immigration Law, Intellectual Property and Agriculture Law Section Councils; Appointed by the President of the ISBA as a member of a Special Committee on the General Agreement on Trade and Services, which completed a recommendation to the Illinois State Bar Association for consideration by the Illinois Supreme Court to bring the ethical and procedural rules in line with the international treaty, known as GATS or General Agreement on Trade in Services); Past Chair: Agri-Business Law Committee of the Chicago Bar Association; Past Chair of the Economic Development Council based in Chicago. Selected by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago to serve on the Advisory Committee for the Federal Bank Study, Small Enterprise Capital Access Partnership.
MEMBERSHIP (Community): Past Chair and current Board member of The Lira Ensemble; Past Chair: Ravenswood Community Council in Chicago; Past Chair: Chicago Council on Urban Affairs; Member of the McHenry County Council of Governments’ Committee on Transportation; Past Member of McHenry County Economic Development Corporations’; Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure; Member of Advisory Board for Senior Services Associates, Inc., which offers programs in McHenry, Kane and Kendall counties through the Senior Services Associates’ five office locations.
AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS: Plaque presented by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago in recognition of “outstanding contribution to the Chicago and the Midwest regions”; Austin Fleming Newsletter Editor Award presented by the Illinois State Bar Association. Certificate of Appreciation for Serving as Chair of the International and Immigration Law Section Council, presented by the Illinois State Bar Association. Newsletter Editor Service Award for twenty years of editing The Globe, presented by the Illinois State Bar Association. Certificate of Appreciation for serving as Chair of the Commercial Banking & Bankruptcy Law Section Council, presented by the Illinois State Bar Association. Plaque of Dedication, presented by the Ravenswood Community Council. Certificate of Appreciation for Servings as Chair of the International and Immigration Law Section Council, presented by the Illinois State Bar Association. Certificate of Appreciation, presented by The Advocates Society. Certificate of Appreciation, presented by the Economic Development Council. Plaque of Appreciation for serving as Secretary of the Board of Directors of the Chicago Council on Urban Affairs. Certificate of Appreciation for Serving as Chairman of the Agri-Business Law Committee, presented by the Chicago Bar Association. U.S. Small Business Administration Advocate of the Year Award. Certificate of Appreciation, presented by the U.S. Small Business Administration. Certificate of Appreciation, presented by the National Symposium on Hispanic Business and Economy. McHenry Area Chamber of Commerce Recognition for Contribution to Community and Family.
U.S. Supreme Court
Current Employment Position
Plaque presented by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago in recognition of “outstanding contribution to the Chicago and the Midwest regions”
Illinois State Bar Association
Agri-Business Law Committee of the Chicago Bar Association
Past Chair of the Economic Development Council based in Chicago