Matthew H. Hoy

Adjunct Faculty
Primary office:

Matthew Hoy is an attorney at Stevens & Brand LLP in Lawrence, where he works with business owners and professionals as they encounter estate planning issues and business succession issues. In addition, he maintains a very substantial practice representing families and financial institutions dealing with estate administration matters such as probate, trust administration, and litigation related to those procedures.

Hoy counsels entrepreneurs and their companies in transactional matters including formation, raising capital, mergers and acquisitions, contract negotiations, and general managerial issues.

He advises business in a variety of industries, including health care, banking, energy, entertainment, real estate development, advertising, technology and life sciences, and financial services.

Courses Taught:
  • Business Planning Seminar


B.S. 1994; M.B.A. 1997; J.D. 1997, Kansas.


Business Planning Seminar


Douglas County Estate Planning Council (President, 2002); Lawrence, KS Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors (Chair Elect, 2009; Chair, 2010); Douglas County Kansas Bar Association; Kansas Bar Association (Member, Real Property, Probate and Trust Section & Corporate and Banking Law Section); American Bar Association (Member, Real Property, Probate and Trust Section)e Missouri Bar


Kansas, 1998; Missouri, 1999

Selected Publications

  • Memo, 2012 Tax Considerations
  • Co-author, Chapter 1, "Planning for Incapacity," Kansas Bar Association, Long-Term Care Handbook (2010)
  • Author, Chapters 5 and 11, Kansas Bar Association, Real Estate Practice and Procedure (2009).
Why KU
  • Top 25 among public law schools — Business Insider
  • KU’s Project for Innocence: 2 wrongfully convicted citizens serving life sentences freed in 2015
  • 7,700+ alumni in all 50 states, D.C., 3 U.S. territories, and 20 foreign countries
  • 91 percent overall employment rate for Class of 2015 – top 23.3 percent nationally
  • 23rd in the nation for most-improved employment rates
  • One-third of full-time faculty have written casebooks and treatises
  • 25th nationwide for lowest debt at graduation
  • 21st: “Best Schools for Practical Training”
  • 77 percent of upper-level law classes have 25 or fewer students
  • National Champions: 2016 National Native American Law Students Association Moot Court Competition
  • #19 moot court program in the nation
  • #17 “best value” law school in the nation — National Jurist Magazine