Matthew Naftis

Personal and Powerful

Matthew is an attorney whose practice transforms to fit his clients’ needs. He assists clients with real estate, small business matters, and bankruptcy from start to finish. Over the course of a regular week, Matthew may negotiate an asset purchase agreement, lead a deposition in a commercial litigation matter, or counsel a client regarding a business loan.

Matthew is a go-to advisor for small business clients, no matter what challenge they may be facing. He provides advice on employment matters, real estate transactions, and commercial business matters.  Matthew makes himself accessible to his clients at all times of the day, always ready to offer advice they can trust and rely upon even in emergencies.

In addition to real estate and small business matters, Matthew finds it especially rewarding to represent individuals and small businesses with workout issues whether in bankruptcy proceedings or outside of bankruptcy. He takes a pragmatic approach with clients, whether he is helping clients find a fresh start after unexpected financial turmoil or advising them on a practical course of action that does not exacerbate their loss.

More Than Just a Lawyer

Matthew has been married for more than 17 years and shares three children with his wife, Megan. With three children, most of Matthew’s “free time” is spent helping the kids with their homework and attending their athletic games and musical and theater performances.

Before fatherhood, Matthew was a member of some of Dallas’s most unknown and unlistenable garage bands. While he did not find fame as a rock-star, he shares his love of music with his children who play bass and drums. His family, with the family dogs, Arlo and Winnie, love spending time outdoors as well, typically around White Rock Lake.

With his family, Matthew volunteers for the Refugee Outreach program at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Dallas, serving food to refugees from parts of the world ravaged by war and famine. He also serves as general counsel to the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Dallas where he has been a lifelong member.

Traditional yet Innovative

All of the attorneys at Brousseau Naftis & Massingill believe there is power in words. Words, proverbs, sayings, and quotations have the power to connect the present to the past.  The words and sayings that each attorney holds onto are meaningful in shaping the firm’s culture and  philosophies.

Matthew’s favorite quote is, “Our heads are round so that our thoughts can change direction. This echoes his creativity and flexibility in life – always open to new perspectives and willing to change course when needed. With a little open-mindedness and creative thinking, Matthew finds a way to make almost anything work (whether in his own life or for his clients).  And, by understanding the perspective of others, Matthew is better able to facilitate a real estate transaction, reach a beneficial settlement in litigation, and achieve the best results for his clients.

Educational Background

J.D., Texas Wesleyan University School of
Law, Fort Worth, Texas, May 2001

M.L.A., Southern Methodist University, Dallas,
Texas, May 2001

B.A., Southern Methodist University, Dallas,
Texas, Major: Psychology, May 1996

Cistercian Preparatory School, Irving, Texas,
May 1992

Legal Experience

Attorney, Brousseau Naftis & Massingill, P.C.,
Dallas, Texas

Research assistant to Professor Frank W.
Elliott, Texas Wesleyan University School of
Law, Fort Worth, Texas

Professional Licenses

State Bar of Texas, November 2001,

Texas Department of Insurance, Escrow Officer

Bar Admissions

Admitted to Practice Law, Texas Supreme
Court, 2001

U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas

U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas

Professional Associations

Member, State Bar of Texas

Member, Dallas Bar Association

Member, The Real Estate Council

Member, International Council of Shopping Centers

Personal History

Married to Megan Naftis with three children