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Matthew Welker

Matthew Welker

Tampa, Florida

Matthew Welker joined the Walk Law Firm as an associate in 2012. Mr. Welker focuses his practice on business law, business and corporate transactions, acquisitions, divestitures, financing, advising charitable organizations, and intellectual property. He uses his background and experience to counsel, advise and advocate on behalf of his clients, including hotels, convenient stores, distributors, manufacturers, online retailers and service providers, entrepreneurs, private equity investors and more.

Prior to becoming an associate at the Walk Law Firm, Mr. Welker graduated from the University of South Florida. He received his Bachelor's degree in Interdisciplinary Natural Science in 2008. Matthew then attended law school at the University of Dayton ("UDSL") in Dayton, OH. Matthew participated in Dayton's accelerated program and finished his degree in five semesters. During his tenure at UDSL, Matthew participated in the Dayton Law Review as a staff writer and a publication editor. He earned his degree in January 2012, graduating in the top 10% of his class and was even awarded the CALI Award for top score in several of his classes.



Areas of Practice

  • Small Business Support
  • Business Planning and Formation
  • Purchase and Sale of Business
  • Limited Liability Company (LLC) Operating Agreements
  • Partnership Agreements
  • Shareholder Agreements
  • Software Development Agreements
  • Breach of Contract
  • Business Disputes
  • Trademarks
  • Copyrights
  • Licenses
  • Employment Law
  • Website Terms and Conditions/Terms of Use and Privacy Policies

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 2012
  • Ohio, 2012


  • University of Dayton School of Law, Dayton, Ohio
    • J.D. cum laude - 2012
    • Honors: Top 10% of his class
    • Honors: CALI Award for Top Score
    • Law Review: Dayton Law Review, Staff Writer, Publication Editor, 2010 - 2012
  • University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida
    • B.S. - 2008
    • Major: Interdisciplinary Natural Science


  • SCORE – Intellectual Property Overview, August 2016
  • Tampa Bay Start-Up Week – Panel Discussion, February 2016
  • Tampa Bay Start-Up Week – Intellectual Property for Online Businesses, February 2016

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Florida Bar, Member, 2012 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Young Lawyers Division, Member, 2012 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Business Law Division, Member, 2012 - Present
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association, Member, 2013 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Subashi & Wildermuth, Legal Extern, 2011
  • Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, Tampa, FL, Legal Intern, 2010

Pro Bono Activities

  • Idlewild Baptist Church, Volunteer
  • Tillman Foundation, Volunteer

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