Matthew T. Dattilo

Top rated Business & Corporate attorney in Chicago, Illinois

Simpson Dattilo, LLC
Matthew T. Dattilo
Simpson Dattilo, LLC

Practice Areas: Business & Corporate, Government Contracts, Administrative Law view more

Licensed in Illinois since: 2008

Education: The University of Tulsa College of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2024 Selected to Rising Stars: 2023

Simpson Dattilo, LLC

5559 S Archer Ave
Suite 3
Chicago, IL 60638 Phone: 312-416-1953 Email: Matthew T. Dattilo Visit website


Mr. Dattilo focuses his practice on outside general counsel services, corporate law, commercial real estate, public procurement, and administrative and governmental matters.  His clients include restaurants, commercial food service providers, grocery operators and distributors, convenience store operators, public contractors and airport concessionaires.  Prior to co-founding Simpson Dattilo, LLC, Mr. Dattilo served as general counsel and corporate secretary for Premier Restaurant Group, a diversified provider of food and beverage services based in Chicago, Illinois.  There, Mr. Dattilo’s duties included oversight for legal matters throughout Premier’s portfolio of companies including operations in airport concessions, catering, vending and commercial food service. Building on nearly a decade of experience as a general counsel, Mr. Dattilo now serves as outside general counsel for a range of companies.  He also serves on the Council of Regents of Loyola University Chicago, the Board of Regents of Saint Ignatius College Prep and on the advisory board of the Illinois Restaurant Association.  Mr. Dattilo was named by the Chicago Lawyer Magazine and the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin as one of Illinois’ 40 Under 40 attorneys to watch in 2020, and as a Super Lawyers Rising Star for 2023.

Practice areas

Business/Corporate, Government Contracts, Administrative Law, Legislative & Governmental Affairs, Real Estate: Business

First Admitted: 2008, Illinois

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Educational Background:
  • B.S., Indiana University 
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2012
  • U.S. District Court for the W.D. of Kentucky, 2020
  • U.S. District Court for the N.D. of Illinois, 2009
  • Kentucky Supreme Court, 2009
  • Illinois Supreme Court, 2008
  • Won declaratory action to have a corporation’s concession contract at Midway International Airport declared an license agreement not subject to real estate taxes.  Recovered over $500,000 in previously paid taxes and avoided $600,000 in future liability.  MAC One, Inc. v. Pappas, 2011-CH-15421 (Cir. Ct. of Cook County)., 2012
  • , 40 Under 40, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, 2020
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Member | Illinois Supreme Court Judicial Performance Evaluation Committee, 2022
  • Member | Justinian Society of Lawyers, 2022
Industry Groups:
  • Airports
  • Closely Held Businesses
  • Food Service
  • Grocery

Office location for Matthew T. Dattilo

5559 S Archer Ave
Suite 3
Chicago, IL 60638


1 Year Super Lawyers
1 Year Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2024
  • Rising Stars: 2023

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