Matthew A. McDonald

Tax Transactions & Planning, India, Tax


Matt McDonald is a partner in the Tax Transactions practice of Mayer Brown's Chicago office. As a member of the firm’s Fund Formation & Investment Management practice, Matt regularly represents fund sponsors in all aspects of the structuring and operation of private investment funds with a particular focus on real estate and real estate-related assets. Matt also represents a variety of taxable, tax-exempt and non-US investors in structuring tax-efficient investments in real estate, private equity and hedge funds. Matt's experience includes matters involving the formation and operation of partnerships, limited liability companies and real estate investment trusts (REITs), foreign investment in the United States under FIRPTA and outbound investment in foreign jurisdictions. He also advises U.S. and foreign corporations and partnerships on acquisitions, divestitures and other restructuring transactions.

Matt has an active pro bono practice that includes representation of nonprofit organizations on a variety of tax matters including acquisition and maintenance of tax-exempt status and international fundraising. He joined Mayer Brown in 2008 and is a member of the firm’s Recruiting Committee.


  • University of Notre Dame Law School, JD, magna cum laude
  • University of Florida, Masters in Accountancy
  • University of Notre Dame, BBA, magna cum laude


  • Illinois