Matthew B. Hickey

Of Counsel

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Bio overview

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 (closely held companies and family businesses law, nonprofit/charities law, tax law) 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.

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Experience, Honors, & Awards

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 (closely held companies and family businesses law, nonprofit/charities law, tax law)
  • 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

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At The Podium

Legal Update: Trust Preferred Securities

Oklahoma Bankers Association Leadership Forum and Annual Convention
Oklahoma City, OK | May 2015
Attorney Articles

Articles

Oklahoma Advance Directive Act, Advance Directive Act, 63 Okla. Stat 3101: Denying Choice to Those Who Cannot Choose — A Proposal for Legislative and Practical Alternatives

Oklahoma Law Review |
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Admissions

Oklahoma, 2007

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Education

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

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