In Business Las Vegas has named Armstrong Teasdale partner and Las Vegas-based franchise attorney Matthew J. Kreutzer as one of the city’s outstanding professionals. Kreutzer and 39 of his contemporaries are included in the publication’s 2010 “40 Under 40” list to be published on February 25.
This is the 10th year In Business Las Vegas has recognized 40 outstanding professionals younger than 40. The honorees were chosen by a panel of six business community members based on community service, entrepreneurial spirit, and impact on their respective industry. They were honored at an event on February 25, at Pure Nightclub located inside Caesars Palace.
“Las Vegas has many dedicated business leaders and it’s an incredible honor to be included with such a stellar group of people,” said Kreutzer.
Kreutzer, who has extensive experience in representing and counseling franchise systems in all stages of development, was recently named chair of Armstrong Teasdale’s Franchise, Distribution, and Antitrust practice group. His commitment to bringing new businesses to southern Nevada through his franchising practice is a reason Kreutzer was chosen for the award.
“Typically, franchise law practices are found in larger cities,” said Kreutzer. “Las Vegas is an ideal place because of it’s favorable tax climate, low cost of living, and strategic location.”
Civic and volunteer activities were also big factors. Kreutzer is involved in a number of key Las Vegas organizations and institutions including the Nevada Development Authority and the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce where he donates his time to answer member’s legal questions free of charge. To teach students about the U.S. legal system, he participates in national “Law Day.” On a personal level, he is a pro bono representative of children in the Children’s Aid Project and is heavily involved with a World War II prisoner of war survivor’s association.
He is frequently a guest speaker on franchise issues at programs around the country and is a repeat contributor to the Clark County Bar Association magazine, The Communique, and has written for other area publications like the Las Vegas Business Press and the Chamber of Commerce Business Voice.