Matthew T. Christensen

Matthew T. Christensen
Managing Member
(208) 384-8588
(208) 629-2157
Practice Areas
Professional Affiliations
Professional Affiliations

Idaho State Bar
Business & Corporate Law Section
Commercial Law & Bankruptcy Section
Real Property Section
J. Reuben Clark Law Society
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Matt Christensen joined Johnson May in 2008 as an associate attorney.  Now a member of the firm, Matt has a civil litigation practice involving commercial law (finance and secured transactions), bankruptcy, real property,  and business matters. He also has a transactional practice involving real estate, finance, and business matters, including franchising. Matt frequently represents bankruptcy trustees and other fiduciaries in recovering assets and administering estates. Prior to joining the firm, Matt was a Junior Partner at a Meridian, Idaho, law firm and also established a solo practice. In addition to practicing law, Matt is an adjunct professor at the University of Idaho College of Law where he teaches international trade/business, real estate transactions, and law practice management courses. Matt obtained his Bachelor of Arts in International Studies from Brigham Young University in 2002. He earned his J.D. and LL.M in International and Comparative Law degrees from Duke University School of Law in 2005. While at Duke, he was an Articles Editor for the Duke Journal of Gender Law & Policy. In addition to practicing law and teaching, Matt also enjoys spending as much time as possible with his wife and five children and expanding his ever-growing library of books.

  • Represented international franchisor and franchisee in federal court litigation with supplier.
  • Represents bankruptcy trustee in fair debt collection, fraudulent transfer and preference litigation actions
  • Represents defendants in bankruptcy fraudulent transfer and preference litigation
  • Represented developer in partnership litigation
  • Represents Debtors in Chapter 7, 13 and 11 bankruptcy cases
  • Represents film production company
  • Adjunct Professor, University of Idaho Law School, 2008-present, teaching international trade/business, real estate transaction and law practice management courses
  • “Confidently Handling Title Insurance Claims” - October 2008
  • “Litigation Ethics” - November 2008, 2012
  • “Title Insurance: Policies, Claims, Litigation” - February 2009, April 2014
  • “Ethical and Bankruptcy Issues” for “Real Estate Law: Advanced Issues and Answers” - March 2009
  • “Issues in Title Insurance” and “Transfer of Title” - May 2009
  • “Pre-Suit Collection Strategies”  - August 2009
  • “Advantageous Uses of LLCs”  - November 2009
  • “Ethical Advocacy Straiesteg” - December 2009
  • Bankruptcy Section Conference (various topics), - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015
  • “Ethics in Foreclosure” - April 2010
  • “Chapter 13 Tips”, “Bankruptcy Litigation” & “Bankruptcy Ethics” - June 2010, December 2011
  • “Ethically Preparing Experts”  - August 2010
  • “Bankruptcy & Collections” - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
  • “When Tenant or Landlord Files Bankruptcy” - September 2010, March 2012, March 2014
  • “Ethical Obligations When Buying/Selling a Small Business” - November 2010
  • “Bankruptcy & Divorce” - April 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
  • “Bankruptcy and Foreclosure” - April 2013
  • “Ethics for the Transactional Attorney” - October 2014
  • “Drafting Purchase and Sale Agreements and Deeds” - December 2014
  • “Title Issues in the Foreclosure Process and Workout Context” - December 2014

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Boise Office
199 N. Capitol Blvd.
Suite 200
Boise, ID 83702
Twin Falls Office
516 Hansen St. E
Twin Falls, ID 83301

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