Matthew J. Makowski

Matthew J. Makowski

Buffalo, New York

Admitted to practice law in New York State and The District of Columbia, Matthew Makowski received his Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Political Science with minors in Business Law and Marketing from the University of Miami (Fl.) in 2003. During his undergraduate studies, Matthew participated in study abroad programs at both The American University of Paris in Paris, France and Oxford University, Exeter College, England. He received his Juris Doctor (JD) from The State University of New York at Buffalo in 2007. During his legal studies he served as a law clerk at The United States Attorneys Office for the Western District of New York and as a Summer Associate at another regional law firm. After working for two years as an Associate Attorney in the Corporate Practice Group of another Buffalo based firm, Matthew returned to school to complete a Master in Business Administration with concentrations in Finance and Entrepreneurship at the Simon Business School, University of Rochester. After completing his MBA in 2012, Matthew joined his father's legal practice.

Matthew specializes in general corporate matters, including but not limited to business formation, drafting and reviewing contracts, limited liability company agreements, and general commercial litigation.

In his free time, Matthew enjoys running, reading, and traveling abroad.

Areas of Practice

  • General Corporate Matters
  • Business Formation
  • Drafting and Reviewing Contracts
  • Limited Liability Company Agreements
  • General Commercial Litigation

Litigation Percentage

  • 10% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 2008
  • District of Columbia, 2009


  • State University of New York, Buffalo School of Law, Buffalo, New York
    • J.D. - 2007
  • University of Miami
    • B.A. - 2003
    • Major: Political Science
    • Minor: Business Law
    • Minor: Marketing
  • Simon Business School, University of Rochester
    • M.B.A. - 2012
    • Major: Finance and Entrepreneurship

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • District of Columbia Bar Association, Member, 2009 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • United States Attorneys Office for the Western District of New York, Law Clerk
  • Corporate Practice Group, Associate Attorney

Ancillary Businesses

  • Registered Investment Advisor (Ibis Capital Management, LLC)


  • English