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Matt’s broad-based legal skills have been honed through both private practice and in-house positions. While his practice focuses on advising clients on mergers and acquisitions, investments, securities compliance and corporate governance, he also has extensive experience in contract drafting and negotiation, litigation management, regulatory compliance and HR legal support. Matt has extensive experience representing startup entities with corporate formation including, capital structure, restricted stock/employee incentive plans, fundraising and more.
Prior to joining the firm, Matt served as Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel at GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc., a NYSE-listed provider of foreign exchange and over-the-counter derivative trading services. As Deputy General Counsel, Matt was primarily responsible for all legal matters at GAIN Capital, such as the drafting and negotiation of a variety of stock and asset purchase agreements, stockholder agreements and operating agreements, as well as securities reporting, litigation management and corporate financings, including revolving credit facilities and the private issuance of convertible senior notes. Matt’s in-house experience gives him a practical perspective and allows him to provide insight into what is truly important when advising business executives and other clients.
Prior to joining GAIN Capital, Matt worked as partner in the corporate and securities group at a large national firm, where he represented private and public clients in private equity and PIPEs transactions, mergers and acquisitions, securities reporting and public offerings, and corporate governance.
Co-Author, “Corporate Transparency Act Effective Date Approaches,” May 11, 2023.
Author, “Delaware Chancery Court Ruling Expands Fiduciary Duties for Delaware Officers,” February 15, 2023
Presenter, “Navigating PPP Appeals,” accredited CLE Program, December 1, 2022
Author, “M&A and COVID-19: Two Years Later,” January 19, 2022
Presenter, “M&A in a Post-COVID-19 World,” accredited CLE program, November 17, 2021
Author, “COVID-19 Relief Bill Includes “Second Draw” PPP Loans,” December 23, 2020
Co-author, “Small Businesses in Pennsylvania May Apply for COVID-19 Relief Grants,” July 1, 2020
Author, “Courts to Decide Whether COVID-19 Triggers MAE Clauses,” June 22, 2020
Author, “Enhanced Transparency Regarding the Paycheck Protection Program,” June 22, 2020
Author, “SBA Issues PPP Interim Final Rules on Loan Forgiveness and Loan Review Procedures,” May 27, 2020
Author, “Paycheck Protection Program – Loan Forgiveness Application,” May 19, 2020
Author, “SBA Extends Deadline for Returning PPP Loan Funds,” May 15, 2020
Author, “SBA Issues New FAQs Regarding Certification Requirements,” May 13, 2020
Co-Presenter, “WEBINAR: You’ve Gotten a PPP Loan. What Now?” May 12, 2020
Mentioned, “South Jersey company approved for PPP loan, ruled ineligible on same day,” Philadelphia Business Journal, May 8, 2020
Author, “SBA Issues New FAQs Extending Repayment Deadline and Clarifying Treatment of Foreign Employees,” May 6, 2020
Author, “SBA Imposes Loan Limit and Audit Requirement for Certain PPP Borrowers,” May 1, 2020
Author, “Pennsylvania Adds $13.5 Million in Emergency Funding for Small Businesses,” April 28, 2020
Author, “SBA Issues New Interim Final Rule and FAQs,” April 27, 2020
Presenter, “Continuing Legal Education: Navigating COVID-19: The Path to Recovery for Small Businesses,” April 22, 2020
Author, “Paycheck Protection Program – SBA Issues Additional Eligibility Criteria,” April 17, 2020
Author, “New Jersey Funding Programs for Businesses,” April 16, 2020
Author, “Pennsylvania Offers Funding Programs for Businesses Impacted by COVID-19,” April 14, 2020
Author, “Paycheck Protection Program – New FAQs May Prompt Application Updates,” April 7, 2020
Author, “Paycheck Protection Program – SBA Issues Additional Guidance,” April 5, 2020
Author, “SBA Interim Final Rules Issued for PPP,” April 3, 2020
Co-Presenter, “How the CARES Act Loan Program Can Help Your Small Business or Nonprofit,” April 2, 2020
Author, “SBA Offers $10,000 Disaster Loan Advance Within Three Days,” April 1, 2020
Author, “Paycheck Protection Program – Updated Application Requirements Small Businesses Should Know About,” March 31, 2020
Author, “FAQs About the Paycheck Protection Program for Small Businesses,” March 30, 2020
Author, “How Does The $2 Trillion Stimulus Package Provide Assistance to Small Businesses?” March 26, 2020
Author, “Congress Proposes Keeping Workers Paid and Employed Act to Protect Small Businesses,” March 22, 2020
Author, “COVID-19: Getting Deals Done in Turbulent Times,” March 20, 2020
Author, “Lawmakers Prepare COVID-19 Relief for Small Businesses,” March 17, 2020
Author, “COVID-19: Keeping Potential Acquisitions Healthy,” March 15, 2020
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