Matthew Schneider focuses his practice in business and commercial transactions, with particular emphasis on corporate transactions and commercial real estate. Mr. Schneider has substantial experience with real estate acquisitions, leasing, financing, construction and development. He has represented a wide variety of clients, including developers, retailers, manufacturers, lenders, borrowers, governmental entities, and educational institutions. He also has represented clients in general corporate matters, municipal finance transactions, and mezzanine and asset-based lending transactions.

Mr. Schneider is a Minnesota State Bar Association Certified Specialist in Real Property Law.

Professional Background

Prior to joining Hinshaw in 2017, Mr. Schneider was assistant general counsel for a national specialty retailer with more than one thousand stores and annual sales exceeding one billion dollars. He also spent several years in private practice at a large Minneapolis law firm. Mr. Schneider began his legal career as a judicial clerk to the Honorable James C. Harten, Minnesota Court of Appeals.

Professional Affiliations

  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Member
  • International Council of Shopping Centers, Member
  • NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Development Association, Former Program Committee Member

Honors & Awards

  • Named to the Rising Stars List by Minnesota Super Lawyers and Minnesota Law & Politics, 2005, 2011, 2012

Community/Civic Activities

  • Mr. Schneider has advised pro-bono clients at Volunteer Lawyers Network real estate clinics.
  • Mr. Schneider coaches his daughters' basketball and softball teams.

J.D., cum laude, University of Minnesota Law School, 2001

M.B.A., Finance, Carlson School of Management, 2002

B.A., University of Minnesota, 1996