Matt C. Deering

An effective lawyer needs more than knowledge of statutes and legal precedents. He must understand each client's situation, and then know how to apply the law to that situation so that the clients' best interests are served.
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Large corporations and small companies alike need sound legal advice from attorneys who understand the demands and dynamics of the business environment. Clients of Meyer Capel will find these skills in Matt C. Deering.

A native of Champaign-Urbana and a graduate of Champaign Central High School, Mr. Deering holds a bachelor of arts in economics from the University of Kentucky and a juris doctorate from Ohio Northern University. He joined the firm in 1994 as a law clerk and became a full-time associate in 1996 and a shareholder on January 1, 2003.

In addition to handling general corporate and business law concerns, Mr. Deering's practice includes: commercial, agricultural, and residential real estate transactions; development and protection of intellectual property assets including registering such assets in the United States Patent and Trademark and Copyright offices; and general business and contract matters. 

Mr. Deering's wife, Kate, is a graduate of the University of Illinois. Together with their children, Grace, Paige, and Davis, they make their home in Champaign. Away from the practice of law, Mr. Deering has served on the board of directors of Habitat for Humanity of Champaign and Piatt Counties, the Crisis Nursery of Champaign County, and the Homebuilders Association of East Central Illinois; and enjoys playing golf, snow skiing, reading, and traveling.