Matthew A. Hinshaw

Legal Assistant
Amanda Kilgo
P: 205.521.8150

Matthew Hinshaw focuses on economic development incentive package structuring and negotiation. Matthew also represents a variety of clients in general corporate and tax matters and assists nonprofit entities with tax and governance issues. He helps clients form new companies, negotiate tax incentive packages, close deals, draft legislation, manage and grow operations, and manage their relationships with local and state government officials. Matthew was privileged to represent clients on two of Site Selection magazine’s Top 10 Business Deals in North America for 2014 and 2018 – one of very few lawyers in the country to be able to make that claim.

Prior to law school Matthew practiced as a CPA with Ernst & Young where he served primarily bank, insurance company and hedge fund clients through tax return preparation, audit of tax provisions, and consulting engagements.

Notable Matters

Incentive Structuring and Negotiation

  • Counsel to Tesla Motors, Inc., an electric automobile manufacturer, in locating a lithium ion battery manufacturing facility to Storey County, Nevada. The Gigafactory will cost $5 billion to construct and equip and another $5 billion will be invested during the first 10 years of operations. At full production, the Gigafactory will employ approximately 6,500 people. The team successfully negotiated the incentive package with the State of Nevada and local governments and provided counsel with respect to real estate, corporate, construction, choice of entity and state and local tax issues.
  • Counsel to several solar developers on utility-scale projects around the southeastern United States.

Corporate Counsel and Transactions

  • Represented a private equity group on a series of acquisitions around the United States as the group pursued a successful roll-up strategy.
  • Represented a family office in its investments in various industry sectors around the United States.
  • Advised a start-up in its negotiation of the first ever franchise agreement with a national tech-enabled service provider.