Matt Donnelly advises public and private companies on a broad range of U.S. federal income tax matters, with particular focus on domestic and international transactions. His practice includes significant work involving the tax aspects of corporate mergers and acquisitions, spin-offs and partnership transactions. Mr. Donnelly also advises clients with regard to the taxation of debt and equity financings, and internal reorganizations.

He has worked on matters for Barclays; Biogen Inc.; Citigroup Inc.; Citrix Systems, Inc.; Duke Energy Corporation; EMC Corporation; Google LLC; IBM Corporation; JLL Partners; Leidos; Mars, Incorporated; Two Sigma Investments; Veritas Capital; and WeWork Companies Inc.

Mr. Donnelly frequently lectures on tax-related topics, including corporate taxation, transaction structuring and renewable energy tax benefits. He served as an adjunct professor of law for corporate taxation at Howard University School of Law in 2017.



  • LL.M., Northwestern University School of Law, 2010 (with honors)
  • J.D., University of Iowa College of Law, 2009 (with high honors; Editor in Chief, Iowa Law Review; Burton Award)
  • B.S., Northwestern University, 2003


  • Illinois
  • District of Columbia