Sentient Law, Ltd.

Matthew Rossetti

Managing Principal

Sentient Law, Ltd.

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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.

Matt was an active entrepreneur during law school and co-founded 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 has consulted hundreds of entrepreneurs around the world on the principles of Slicing Pie and 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 Forbes Legal Council in 2015. He has nearly a decade of experience with digital marketing, software development, and e-commerce. Matt formerly managed digital operations for what is now Tribune Publishing where he served the Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune. Matt is also a lifelong inventor and formerly held a provisional patent for a novel business method and mobile device application that appraises elements and compounds based upon real-time market prices.

Matt has continued his entrepreneurial endeavors to this day. Matt has a passion for architecture, engineering, and design. He is an avid racing fan, conservationist, and serves as General Counsel to the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat.

Areas of Law and Practice

Areas of Law Areas of Practice
Business Law Business Arbitration, Business Associations Law, Business Cooperatives, Business Crimes, Business Development, Business Dissolutions, Business Enterprises, Business Estate Planning, Business Formation, Business Fraud, Business Litigation, Business Mediation, Business Organization, Business Planning, Business Regulation, Business Reorganization, Business Start-Ups, Business Succession Planning, Business Successions, Business Syndication, Business Taxation, Business Torts, Business Transactions, Business Transfers, Business Trusts, Business Valuation, Buy-Sell Agreements, Buying and Selling of Businesses, Closely Held Business Estate Planning, Closely Held Business Law, Closely Held Business Taxation, Complex Business Litigation, Cooperative Taxation, Emerging Business Law, Emerging Growth Companies, Entrepreneurial Business Law, Family Business Law, Family Business Mediation, Family Business Successions, International Business Law, International Joint Ventures, Joint Ventures, Limited Liability Company Law, Minority Business Law, Pass-Through Entities, Private Business Law, Privatization, Professional Practices, Small Business Law, Sole Proprietorships, Strategic Alliances, Trade and Professional Associations, Trade Association Law
Contracts Contract Drafting, Commercial Contracts, Contract Fraud, Contract Litigation, International Commercial Contracts, International Contracts
Wills Contested Wills, Will Drafting, Inheritance, Living Wills, Missing Heir Searches, Successions


  • Illinois

Employment History

  • Of Counsel | Sweetnam, LLC

    2012 - 2013

  • Attorney at Law | Solo Practitioner

    2013 - 2014


  • JD | IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law

    2009 - 2011

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  • Chicago, Illinois, Cook County

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