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John Matthew Anthony Founding Shareholder

John Matthew Anthony

About John Matthew Anthony

Matt Anthony practices in the areas of civil litigation, arbitration, commercial law, and corporate law. He has successfully litigated cases for numerous clients in state trial courts, state appellate courts, Federal District Courts, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. He has also represented clients before the Internal Revenue Service as well as in commercial arbitrations and mediations. Mr. Anthony advises nonprofit and tax-exempt clients in the area of executive compensation and compensation practices from an organizational perspective.

Mr. Anthony is a founding Shareholder of Anthony & Middlebrook, P.C. as well as the Firm's Managing Shareholder; prior to that, he served as an assistant county and district attorney and engaged in private practice with other firms. Mr. Anthony is AV Rated by the Martindale Hubbell Peer Review Rating System. An AV rating is a testament to the fact that his peers rank Mr. Anthony at the highest level of professional excellence.


J.D., St. Mary's University School of Law, 1989
B.B.A. (Finance and Real Estate), Baylor University, 1986

Bar Admissions

Texas, 1989
New York, 2007
Georgia, 2007

Court Admissions

U.S. Tax Court
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas
All Texas State Courts
All New York State Courts
Several Courts of Law and Equity, State of Georgia

Representative Engagements

Assisted large tax-exempt organization in securing complex, three-party financing and closing on the construction of one of the largest church campuses in the country

Assisted large service-oriented public charity in restructuring and correcting their governance practices to avoid criminal prosecution

Negotiated with various governmental entities for exemption of real estate for tax-exempt purposes

Secured $4 million judgment in probate court for nonprofit organization against a charitable trust based on misfeasance

Assisted various nonprofit clients in mediating disputes involving real estate, construction, aircraft, intellectual property, libel, slander, and employment-related issues

Government Experience

Assistant District and County Attorney, Ellis County, TX


Martindale Hubbell AV Peer Review Rated

Certified in Nonprofit Management by the University of Texas at Austin, 2013

American Jurisprudence Award in the study of Secured Transactions, 1988

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