Matthew L. Thompson

Matthew L. Thompson

Attorney
Location:
Fargo, North Dakota
Phone:
(701) 237-6983
Fax:
(701) 476-7676
Email:

Matt is a business and real estate attorney in our Fargo office. His practice focuses on real estate and business transactions, corporate law and secured financing. Matt advises clients relating to all aspects of their businesses, including formations, governance, mergers and acquisitions, and contract review. Matt’s real estate practice includes purchase and sale transactions, commercial leasing, and advising borrowers and lenders in connection with commercial financing.

Matt graduated first in his class from Hamline University School of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota, where he was a Managing Editor of the Hamline Law Review, as well as the winner of a national championship in the Judge John R. Brown Admiralty Moot Court Competition. While in law school, Matt interned for the Honorable Mary A. Yunker, Tenth Judicial District of Minnesota, and externed for the Honorable Paul A. Magnuson, United States District Court for the District of Minnesota. Matt received his undergraduate degree from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa.

Matt and his family live in Fargo. In his spare time, he enjoys playing hockey, running, swimming, hunting, and fantasy football.

Practice Areas

  • Agriculture & Cooperatives Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Commercial Transactions and Securities
  • Business Representation

Honors and Distinctions

  • Great Plains Rising Stars®, Thompson Reuters, 2015 - 2018
  • AV® Preeminent ™ Peer Review Rated from Martindale-Hubbell
  • Great Plains Super Lawyer®, Thomson/Reuters, 2016 - 2019
  • Benchmark Litigation, Future Star, 2013 - 2015

Admitted to Practice

  • North Dakota, 2011
  • Minnesota, 2012

Education

  • Hamline University School of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota
    • Honors: Judge John R. Brown Admiralty Moot Court
    • Law Review: Hamline Law Review, Managing Editor
  • Luther College
    • Honors: cum laude

Representative/Published Cases

  • Hill v. Lindner, 769 N.W.2d 427 (N.D. 2009)
  • Schossow v. First Nat. Ins. Co. of America, 730 N.W.2d 556 (Minn.Ct.App.2007)
  • Oakland v. Bowman, 840 N.W.2d 88 (N.D.2013)
  • Strand v. Cass County, 721 N.W.2d 374 (N.D. 2006)

Past Employment Positions

  • Honorable Mary A. Yunker, Tenth Judicial District of Minnesota, Intern
  • Honorable Paul A. Magnuson, United States District Court for the District of Minnesota, Extern