Matthew B. Hickey

Of Counsel

(405) 552-2264
matthew.hickey@mcafeetaft.com
Oklahoma City

Matt Hickey is a tax and business lawyer whose practice is primarily focused on providing sophisticated tax analysis and advice as it relates to business entity selection, formation and organization; complex business transactions, including mergers and acquisitions; and general operational matters and tax efficiency. As part of his transactional practice, he also counsels clients on the use of tax-advantaged activities, including business incentives and state and federal tax credits, as a means to lower overall transaction costs and tax liability.

Matt’s broad-based tax and business planning experience includes assisting high net worth clients in achieving their estate planning objectives as it relates to the preservation of wealth, wealth shifting, and the management and disposition of assets in such a way as to reduce taxes as well as the risk of family disputes and other lawsuits.

While Matt primarily represents public and private business entities and high net worth individual and families, he also devotes a portion of his practice to advising non-profit organizations on the specific tax and regulatory requirements necessary for them to maintain their tax-exempt status.

Although he has advised clients in a broad range of industries over the course of his career, Matt has particular experience advising companies on tax issues related to the operation of medical marijuana businesses in Oklahoma as well as the development of sustainable and renewable energy projects throughout the state.

Matt’s expertise and experience have earned him recognition and inclusion in a number of industry-leading legal publications, including the prestigious Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for BusinessThe Best Lawyers in America (business organizations, closely held companies and family businesses law, nonprofit/charities law, tax law, tax litigation and controversy) and Oklahoma Super Lawyers. He was selected by Best Lawyers as the “Oklahoma City Closely Held Companies and Family Business Lawyer of the Year” for 2023.

The Ohio native graduated with highest honors from the University of Oklahoma College of Law and went on to earn a master of laws degree in taxation from the New York University School of Law two years later.

Honors and Awards

  • Listed in the Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business
  • Selected by peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America (business organizations, closely held companies and family businesses law, nonprofit/charities law, tax law, tax litigation and controversy)
  • Named as “Oklahoma City Closely Held Companies and Family Business Lawyer of the Year” for 2023 by The Best Lawyers in America
  • Listed in Oklahoma Super Lawyers

Professional Organizations and Memberships

  • Oklahoma Bar Association

Speaking Engagements

  • The Corporate Transparency Act: How it Applies and Practical Impacts

    2023 Corporate Counsel Seminar

    December 7, 2023
    | Oklahoma City, OK
  • The Corporate Transparency Act: How it Applies and Practical Impacts

    2023 Corporate Counsel Seminar

    December 6, 2023
    | Tulsa, OK
  • Corporate Transparency Act

    2022 Corporate Counsel Seminar

    December 8, 2022
    | Oklahoma City, OK
  • Corporate Transparency Act

    2022 Corporate Counsel Seminar

    December 7, 2022
    | Tulsa, OK
  • Legal Update: Trust Preferred Securities

    Oklahoma Bankers Association Leadership Forum and Annual Convention

    May 2015
    | Oklahoma City, OK

Oklahoma, 2007

LL.M. (Taxation), New York University, 2009; Editor, Tax Law Review

J.D., with highest honors, University of Oklahoma, 2007; Editor-in-Chief, Oklahoma Law Review

B.A. (Bible and Theology), Wheaton College, 2003; National Merit Scholar