University of Illinois College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1987

University of Illinois, B.S., Finance, High Honors, 1984

  • Received certification as a public accountant, 1984



Matt Boba rejoined Chapman and Cutler in August 2011 after spending the previous seven years as executive vice president and general counsel of Howe Barnes Hoefer & Arnett, a Chicago-based, full service broker-dealer, specializing in sales, trading, research and investment banking services for community banking organizations. Prior to Howe Barnes’s acquisition by Raymond James Financial in 2011, he was responsible for legal matters, regulatory inquiries, compliance procedures and corporate secretarial functions for Howe Barnes, its registered investment advisor subsidiary and its private equity funds. Matt has held series 7, 24 and 63 securities licenses, is qualified as an investment banking representative and served as a principal of Howe Barnes as a member of its management committee. Matt's practice includes corporate counseling, particularly broker-dealer compliance and FINRA rules and regulations.

During his initial tenure at Chapman and Cutler, where he began his legal career in 1987, Matt was a partner in the Corporate and Securities Department. His practice involved the representation of investment banking firms, financial advisors, banks and bank holding companies, in connection with securities issuances, mergers and acquisitions, and regulatory compliance matters; and the representation of underwriters, trustees and credit enhancers of municipal securities, including single-family and multi-family housing bonds, and structured products.