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Matt Black

Matt Black

Black Clay LLC
  • Divorce, Family Law, Business Law ...
  • Indiana
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Matt is an experienced family law attorney, representing clients in divorce, custody, parenting time, paternity and child support matters. He has litigated disputes throughout Indiana, with a primary focus in Indianapolis and Hamilton County. In 2017, 2018, and 2019, Matt was named a “Rising Star” by Indiana Super Lawyers magazine. This designation is limited to 2.5% of Indiana attorneys 40 years old or younger or in practice 10 years or less.

Matt is also an experienced tax attorney, counseling and advising individuals and business owners in Federal and state tax matters, including tax disputes before the IRS and tax protests before the Indiana Department of Revenue.

Prior to founding Black Clay LLC with attorney Adam Clay in 2013, Matt spent 5 years working at the Office of the Indiana Attorney General. Matt was Deputy Attorney General under former Attorney General Greg Zoeller from 2010-2013 in the office’s Civil Litigation Section, representing state agencies and officers in both Federal and State court. From 2008-2010 Matt worked in Tax Litigation, and helped represent the State’s interests before the Indiana Tax Court.

Matt is a 2009 graduate of Indiana University McKinney School of Law, where he was a recipient of the Sacopulos Tax Award. Matt was also named to the Order of the Barristers, and twice competed in the Midwest Regional of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition. In 2009, he co-wrote a survey of tax law changes for the Indiana Law Review. In 2005, Matt graduated from Ball State University where he was named to the Dean’s List seven times.

A native of Michigan City, IN, Matt and his family now live in Fishers, IN.

Practice Areas
    Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Tax Law
    Business Taxes, Criminal Tax Litigation, Estate Tax Planning, Income Taxes, International Taxes, Payroll Taxes, Property Taxes, Sales Taxes, Tax Appeals, Tax Audits, Tax Planning
    White Collar Crime
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Attorney at Law, Founding Partner
Black Clay LLC
- Current
Deputy Attorney General
Office of the Indiana Attorney General
Law Clerk
Office of the Indiana Attorney General
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
J.D. (2009) | Law
Honors: Order of the Barristers, Sacopulos Tax Award
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Ball State University
B.A. (2005) | Pre-Law
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Rising Star
Super Lawyers
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
10 Best Under 40
American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
10 Best for Client Satisfaction
American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
Top 40 Lawyers Under 40
American Society of Legal Advocates
Professional Associations
State Bar of Indiana  # 28470-49
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Indianapolis Bar Association
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Articles & Publications
Recent Developments in Indiana Taxation
Indiana Law Review
Websites & Blogs
Contact & Map
Black Clay LLC
9333 N. Meridian St.
Suite 370
Indianapolis, IN 46260
Telephone: (317) 580-9007