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Matthew Lewin

Phone: 312-541-8600
Fax: 312-541-8603

Matthew (Matt) Lewin is Of Counsel at Burke Burns & Pinelli, Ltd., where he focuses on municipal finance.

Mr. Lewin has devoted his entire legal career to acting as bond counsel, underwriter's counsel and in other legal roles on a wide variety of public financings throughout Illinois and the United States. From 2007 through 2019, he headed the Chicago public finance group for a large national law firm, after having spent 26 years as a partner at another large Chicago-based national law firm focused on finance.

Over the course of his legal career, Mr. Lewin's practice has centered on tax-exempt financings for multi-family affordable housing, public housing, charter schools, elementary, secondary and higher education facilities, health care and miscellaneous 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization facilities, small issue (manufacturing) and solid waste financings for landfills and other facilities, utilities, port facilities, empowerment zone facilities, airports, stadiums and governmental facilities.

Practice Areas

  • Public Finance


  • Indiana University Maurer School of Law
    J.D., magna cum laude; Order of the Coif, 1981
  • Indiana University Kelley School of Business
    M.B.A., 1981
  • State University of New York at Albany
    B.S., summa cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa, 1977

Awards & Honors

  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Public Finance Law, 2012-2019
  • Named, Lawyer of the Year, Public Finance Law, Chicago, 2017
  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Illinois Super Lawyers, 2013-2019
  • Listed, Leading Lawyers Network, 2008-2019
  • Top 10 Public Finance Lawyers in Illinois, 2018-2019
  • Listed, Chambers USA Guide, National-Banking & Finance Law, 2009-2018