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Matthew develops legal strategies for entrepreneurs forming new ventures, obtaining venture capital investment, engaging in joint ventures, and conducting mergers and acquisitions.
He has represented acquirers and targets in mergers and acquisitions in mid-market transactions ($50–100 million) and other complex corporate transactions involving private equity, securities rules and regulations, and corporate governance and disclosure.
A former Chair of the Emerging Companies and Venture Practice Group of an Am Law 200 firm and managing partner of his own boutique corporate law firm, Matthew has represented startups, entrepreneurs, and growth-stage companies in addition to digital marketing firms, technology development firms, and public relations agencies. He drafts operating agreements, startup incorporation documents (including shareholder agreements, stock purchase agreements, non-disclosure agreements, and IP assignment agreements), and asset purchase agreements. He also creates financing documents such as Structure Regulation D offerings (and related securities filings), private placement memoranda, Series Seed, Series A, and convertible note financing documents.
An adjunct professor at Parsons School of Design, Matthew teaches Business Regulations and Practices. He is a frequent speaker at events such as Techweek (New York, Kansas City, and Los Angeles), AlleyNYC, AlleyBoost, and LawTrades, and he has given multiple CLE presentations as Chairman of the New York State Bar Association’s Business Organizations Committee.