Matthew is a Partner at Middleton & Shrull, LLC, where he is exclusively committed to representing clients in all aspects of customs and international trade law and import/export regulatory compliance. Matthew was previously a member of a customs and international trade law firm in Dallas, TX, and Ernst and Young’s Global Trade practice in Dallas and Houston, TX.
Matthew earned his juris doctorate degree from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, and a master of laws degree (LL.M.) in International Economic Law from the University of London – School Of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS). Matthew also obtained a bachelor’s degree in Multinational Business Operations from Florida State University.
Matthew is a licensed customs broker and is admitted to practice law in Massachusetts, New York and the U.S. Court of International Trade.
In addition to serving on the Board of Directors of the New England chapter of the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA), Matthew is a member of the Customs and International Trade Bar Association (CITBA), the Coalition of New England Companies for Trade (CONECT), the French American Chamber of Commerce – New England (FACCNE), the French American Chamber of Commerce – New York (FACCNY), FrenchFounders, New England-Canada Business Council (NECBC), the British American Business Council of New England (BABCNE), the North Shore Chamber of Commerce, and the USA 500 Clubs.
Matthew was named a “Super Lawyers New England Rising Star” for International Law in 2016 and in 2017.
• LL.M. University of London – SOAS
• J.D. Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
• B.S. Florida State University
Speaking Engagements and Seminars:
• Massachusetts Export Center, Mass Export Expo – “FTA Compliance – Understanding the Rules of Origin and Origin Certification Requirements” – December 2015
• Coalition of New England Companies for Trade (CONECT), Trade and Transportation Conference – “Riding the Corporate Ethics and Compliance Program Wave” – April 2016
• McLane Middleton, Global Business Forum – “Regulatory Hurdles for the International Business” – September 2016
• Massachusetts Export Center – “Essentials of Harmonized Tariff Classification and Free Trade Agreement Compliance” – UMass Lowell Innovation Hub (iHub) – October 2016
• Boston Business Globalization Forum – “International Trade Controls” – November 2016
• Global Business Alliance of New England, Inc. (GBANE), International Business Forum and Networking Night – “The Impact of Moving Goods, People and Capital in the Global Economy, Compliance and Customs Issues” – February 2017
• Bryant University, The Chafee Center for International Business – World Trade Day 2017 – Panel Member, “An Update on U.S. Import Policies: Facilitation Versus Enforcement” – May 2017
• Bryant University, The Chafee Center for International Business – Instructor, “Export Compliance Management Program” – June 2017
• Massachusetts Export Center – “Export Classification, Valuation and Documentation” – UMass Dartmouth Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship – October 2017