Matt Kirmayer Partner

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Matt is a Partner in Lowenstein Sandler's Tech Group in the firm’s Palo Alto office. Matt enjoys the excitement of working with new technologies and the entrepreneurs that develop and bring those technologies to market, and focuses his practice on the representation of emerging technology companies, venture capital and private equity funds, and institutional investors. He represents clients in many industries, including software, educational technology, digital media, social media, artificial intelligence systems and life sciences. When working with emerging growth companies, Matt often serves the role of general counsel, advising on formation, assisting with introductions to, and negotiations with, angel and venture capital investors and, when it all works to plan, an IPO or sale transaction.

Matt has practiced corporate law for more than two decades, and has worked on hundreds of financings, IPOs and M&A transactions. In addition to enjoying the breadth and depth of the entrepreneurial and financing world in Silicon Valley, Matt takes advantage of his roots in NY City and the firm’s leadership position there, and maintain an active practice counseling companies in the Northeast, particularly those seeking access to venture capital on the West Coast.

Matt is proud to be actively involved in a number of organizations, including Astia, an international nonprofit organization that supports and promotes women as entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth businesses, and represents the firm by serving on Astia’s Advisory Board. He also serves as a mentor and guest speaker at the Lester Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley, and has sponsored and participated as a judge in the annual business plan competition at the Haas School of Business for many years. Matt is also a Sky Advisor to SkyDeck, U.C. Berkeley’s incubator and accelerator program for startups.

His practice is also international: Matt works closely with New Zealand Trade & Enterprise - the New Zealand government’s economic development agency, Auckland UniServices Limited, the largest research and development company of its kind in Australasia and a wholly-owned company of The University of Auckland, and the leading New Zealand venture capital funds to assist New Zealand-based emerging growth companies in their US financing activities and expansion.

Prior to joining the firm, Matt was a partner in the Palo Alto office of Mintz Levin. He began his career in New York City, handling securities offerings and merger and acquisition transactions.

Matt earned an LL.M from New York University School of Law, a J.D., from Rutgers University School of Law, and a B.A., from the State University of New York at Albany.

Representative Engagements

$50M Series G Preferred Stock financing for a global biopharmaceutical company dedicated to developing life-saving medicines specifically designed to enhance the perfusion and oxygenation of ischemic (oxygen deprived) tissues through targeted oxygen delivery.
Series A Preferred Stock financing for a company that has developed unique digital in-mold decoration technologies for injection molded plastics.
Series B Preferred Stock financing for a company that has developed and is actively licensing its transbuccal drug delivery technology for safe and rapid delivery of pharmaceutical agents.
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Press Mentions

In a Slate's BizBox article, Matt Kirmayer comments on the Obama administration's turn toward embracing business and deregulation and the effect it could have on the venture capital industry. , Slate's BizBox , February 25, 2011
Lowenstein Sandler's addition of Matt Kirmayer as Member of the Firm in its Palo Alto office is highlighted. , Biz Journal, Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal, Dow Jones Factiva, Private Equity Analyst, The Deal , November 11, 2010

Related Areas

The Tech Group
Venture Capital, Angel Investing, and M&A


New York University School of Law ( LL.M. , 1985 )
Rutgers Law School ( 1984 )
State University of New York at Albany ( 1981 )

Bar Admissions

New York