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As a partner with Hathaway & Kunz, Matt’s legal practice focuses on business, corporate, technology, capital formation, intellectual property protection, mergers and acquisitions.


With an advanced LL.M. degree in entrepreneurial law, Matt is well equipped to provide highly-skilled representation to entrepreneurs, start-ups and emerging companies – as well as established companies on complex transactions and strategies.  Matt routinely represents and advises clients on matters such as: entity formations, financing and operational issues, intellectual property, regulatory compliance and contract matters. Matt is one of only a few attorneys in Wyoming actively representing clients in private placement securities matters, and recently co-lawyered Wyoming’s first ever equity-based crowdfunding campaign.  Additionally, Matt is one of the only attorney’s in Wyoming advising companies on blockchain, cryptocurrency, and token offerings. Matt also has significant experience representing clients in litigation matters, routinely appearing before various state and federal courts in Wyoming.


Matt is deeply involved in local and regional entrepreneurship.  He co-founded the Wyoming Entrepreneurs group that meets in Cheyenne, has a published academic article on developing entrepreneurship in Wyoming, and has also published various articles on topics such as crowd funding and the new blockchain/cryptocurrency industry.  Matt is counsel to dozens of start-ups, emerging technology companies, and investment funds across Wyoming, is an active tech and real estate investor, and has been a guest speaker on topics such as capital raising, securities, blockchain, and legal issues surrounding start-ups in Wyoming.  Matt was also formerly a co-founder and three year Chairman of the Array School of Technology and Design,  Wyoming’s first private coding school, before exiting through a sale of the company in 2018.  Matt’s newest venture is becoming a partner with BXE Capital, a cryptocurrency investment fund, based in Denver, Colorado.

In addition to graduating from the University of Wyoming with a B.A. and J.D., Matt also has a graduate law degree (LLM) from the University of Colorado.  Matt has been repeatedly selected as one of the Mountain States SuperLawyer “Rising Stars”, he has been selected multiple times by the National Trial Lawyers as one of the Top 40 Under 40 for the State of Wyoming, has been selected by American Society of Legal Advocates as a Top 40 under 40 in Wyoming, and a National Trial Lawyers Top 100.  Matt also serves on the Board of Advisors for the University of Wyoming Law School, and is a graduate of Leadership Wyoming.


Matt was appointed in 2017 by Governor Matt Mead as the only attorney to serve on the statewide executive council of ENDOW (economically needed diversification options for Wyoming), which helped Wyoming develop a new economic diversification strategy.  In 2018 Matt was also appointed by Governor Mead to additionally serve on the legislatively created Blockchain Taskforce, which he was reappointed to in 2019 by Governor Gordon.  This past year, Matt was further appointed by the Wyoming Supreme Court to serve on the Chancery Court Committee, purposed with standing up the newly created Chancery (business) court in Wyoming.


Matt, along with is wife, Dr. Reagan Kaufman, live in Cheyenne with their two children.



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(307) 634-7723



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Matthew D. Kaufman - America's Top 50 Lawyer - Cryptocurrency - Wyoming

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