Matthew M. Rossetti | Founder
Matthew M Rossetti is the founder of Sentient Law, Ltd. and began his legal career as a file clerk for the Honorable Jeff Tomczak, former State’s Attorney of Will County, Illinois. While earning his B.A. at DePaul University, Matt interned at Citizens for Attorney General Lisa Madigan and worked as a clerk at the Law Offices of Parente & Norem, P.C., where he assisted in the litigation of several complex, multi-million dollar medical malpractice, personal injury, products liability, and workers’ compensation claims.
Attorney & Entrepreneur
Matt was an active entrepreneur while he attended law school at Chicago-Kent College of Law and co-founded PayPrior.com. Matt was a Wellgates International Distinguished Scholar and earned his J.D. with honors in just two years. He also clerked at Sweetnam LLC where he assisted with the prosecution of complex class action matters. After obtaining his law license in May 2012, Matt continued working with Sweetnam LLC as Of Counsel before moving on to solo practice.
In 2012, the Sigma Nu Tau Entrepreneurship Honors Society at the Illinois Institute of Technology honored Matt by inducting him as a Charter Entrepreneur Member. Matt has pitched companies at the Chicago Lean Startup Challenge and has volunteered at several business incubators in Chicago. In 2013 Matt met entrepreneur, venture capitalist, and Northwestern University and the University of Chicago Booth School of Business professor Mike Moyer. Mike is the author of Slicing Pie, which provides a framework for entrepreneurs to fund their startups with equity instead of cash. Matt is a Slicing Pie Lawyer and has consulted hundreds of attorneys and entrepreneurs around the world on the principles of Slicing Pie. He is one of the first attorneys to experiment with dynamic equity.
Matt is an entrepreneur and was inducted into the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) and was a founding member of the Forbes Legal Council in 2015. He was also recognized by the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism for civility in and outside of the office in November of 2016. Matt has over a decade of experience with digital marketing, software development, and e-commerce. He formerly managed digital operations for what is now Tronc where he served the Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune. Matt is also a lifelong inventor and held a provisional patent for a novel business method and mobile device application that appraises elements and compounds based upon real-time market prices. In 2019, he accepted an adjunct professor position at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law where he teaches a seminar course called Emerging Technologies that focuses on cutting edge issues at the intersection of technology and law. In 2021 Matt joined Gordon Law Group, Ltd. where his practice continues to focus on helping entrepreneurs and startups.
Matt has continued his entrepreneurial endeavors to this day. He has a passion for architecture, engineering, and design. He is an avid fan of motorsports and boxing. He is also a conservationist and serves as General Counsel to the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat and the Chicago Chapter of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat.
After being based in Chicago for many years, Matt moved to Austin, Texas in order to serve more startup founders. However, Matt has also partnered with Gordon Law Group in Chicago to provide expanded services, including tax and cryptocurrency.
Matt Rossetti Around the Web
• Personal Blog, Entreprelawyer.com
• General Counsel, CTBUH
• Slicing Pie Lawyer, SlicingPie.com
• 2019 Illinois Rising Star, SuperLawyers.com
• 2020 Illinois Rising Star, SuperLawyers.com • 2021 Illinois Rising Star, SuperLawyers.com