Matthew L. Stout

Matt Stout is a partner in Bricker & Eckler's Public Finance group and practices in the areas of public finance and public law, emphasizing school and local government law. He assists and advises with the documentation and issuance of general obligation and revenue bond transactions for municipalities, school districts, and other political subdivisions; assists and advises municipalities, school districts, and other political subdivisions with tax-exempt lease purchase financings; and provides general counsel assistance to political subdivisions.

Professional & Community Activities

  • Board member and past president, University of Michigan Alumni Club of Central Ohio, 2000-present
  • President, Upper Arlington Education Foundation, 2015-2016; member since 2012
  • Trustee, Ohio Government & Finance Officers Association, 2012-2018
  • Member, Education Committee, Ohio Government & Finance Officers Association, 2007-present
  • Member, National Association of Bond Lawyers
  • Head Wrestling Coach, Upper Arlington High School, 2011-present
  • Public Address Announcer, University of Michigan Wrestling, 1995-present
  • Coach, Upper Arlington Athletic Association Youth Football, 2000-2010
  • Graduate, City of Upper Arlington Leadership Program
  • Internal Press Box Announcer, University of Michigan Football
  • Board Member, Upper Arlington City Schools Business Advisory Council
  • Director, Upper Arlington Mat Cubs Wrestling Program for youths grades one through six, 1999-2011
  • Co-Chair, Columbus Bar Association Rebuilding Columbus Together Project, 2002-2003

Presentations & Published Works

  • Presenter, “2019 Infrastructure Funding: How to get it and spend it wisely,” CLE event for public entities, May 2019
  • Presenter, "Debt Management: Understanding Debt Options for Ohio Political Subdivisions," Ohio Association of Public Treasurers Public Finance Officer Training Institute, June 2018
  • Presenter, "Best Practices for Booster Groups," OASBO Student Activities/Booster Groups Seminar, November 2017
  • Presenter, "Economic Development Incentives - Lessons Learned," 2017 OSBA Capital Conference, November 2017
  • Presenter, "Parent & Booster Group Pitfalls," OASBO Annual Workshop, April 2017

Bar Admissions & Activities

  • Member, Columbus Bar Association


  • The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law (J.D., 1999)
  • The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business (M.B.A., 1999)
  • University of Michigan Business School (B.B.A. with distinction, 1995); Wrestling Captain and three-time letter winner