Matthew Schoonover

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Schoonover Moriarty LLC

Matthew Schoonover is a founding and managing member of Schoonover & Moriarty. Together with his colleagues, Matt counsels clients on all aspects of their work with the federal government—from understanding acquisition regulations and contract provisions; to ensuring compliance with regulations relating to small business and socioeconomic program eligibility; and to developing mentor/protégé agreements, joint venture agreements, and subcontracts. Schoonover & Moriarty also represents contractors in bid protests, size and socioeconomic eligibility protests, and performance disputes. Above all, Matt enjoys helping small businesses succeed in the federal marketplace. 

Matt is an experienced speaker, having traveled the country (and cyberspace) to present on topics critical to small businesses. He has been interviewed for a variety of publications and podcasts relating to small businesses. He’s also an experienced writer on small business federal contracting issues; you can follow Matt’s posts on small business federal contracting issues on

​Matt's legal career before this practice took him to Phoenix and Kansas City where he was a commercial litigator for large law firms. This experience makes him an excellent advocate for clients regardless of the venue. He is just at home negotiating the settlement of a claim as he is arguing before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Prior to founding Schoonover & Moriarty, Matt was Managing Partner at Koprince Law LLC. 


Matt lives in Olathe, Kansas, with his wife and two children. When he is not serving clients' needs, he is likely cheering on the Royals or Chiefs.



  • J.D., The University of Kansas School of Law 

  • B.G.S., The University of Kansas 


Representative (but not exhaustive) Presentations: 


  • 5 Things You Should Know About Federal Government Contracting 

  • Increasing Competitiveness: Mentor/Protégé, Joint Ventures, and Teaming 

  • Avoiding Affiliation: Protecting Your Small Business Eligibility 

  • Past Performance: Leveraging Success to Win Awards 

    • South Mississippi PTAC 

  • Debriefings and Bid Protests 

    • Iowa State University CIRAS (PTAC), forthcoming 

  • Small Business Contracting 

    • PubK Annual Review (contributor), forthcoming 

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