Matthew A. Hinshaw


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Matthew A. Hinshaw


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.

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.



  • 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 the local governments and provided counsel with respect to real estate, corporate, construction, choice of entity and state and local tax issues. This project was named a “Top 10 Deal” for 2014 by Site Selection magazine.
  • Incentives counsel to Volkswagen Group of America for its $600 million expansion of the Volkswagen Chattanooga manufacturing plant. The project will add 2,000 jobs to the plant. This project was also named a “Top 10 Deal” for 2014 by Site Selection magazine.
  • Counsel to VF Sportswear, Inc., an apparel company with numerous recognizable brands such as Nautica and Kipling, in relocating its corporate headquarters from Manhattan to Jersey City, New Jersey. Approximately 160 employees, earning an average annual base compensation of more than $92,500, were relocated. The team successfully negotiated the incentive package with the State of New Jersey and the local governments and provided counsel with respect to environmental, labor and employment, real estate, construction, corporate, and state and local tax issues.
  • Incentives counsel to one of the largest homebuilders in the United States, PulteGroup, in relocating its corporate headquarters from Detroit to Atlanta.


  • Represented Simplified Logistic Solutions, LLC in contract review and enforcement, choice of entity issues, intellectual property development and protection, and employment matters.
  • Represented MotionMobs, LLC in a transaction which resulted in a substantial investment in the company by a third-party. Counsel to the company in on-going strategic decisions and contract matters.
  • Represented RangeWay Carriers, LLC in entity formation, employment and contract matters.
  • Advised Wyatt Properties LLC in a substantial commercial real estate acquisition on an extremely tight schedule.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Economic Development Association of Alabama
  • Economic Development Partnership of Alabama, Strategic Partner
  • North Alabama Industrial Development Association (NAIDA)
  • Council on State Taxation, Practitioner Member
  • Magic City Woodworks, Board of Directors
  • Christian Medical Ministry of Alabama, Board of Directors

You May Not Know

In his spare time (read: prior to having a child join his family), Matthew completed two Ironman 70.3 triathlons and multiple marathon and half-marathon races.