M&A and Capital Markets Transactions
Matt represents buyers, sellers and financial advisors in domestic and international M&A transactions. He seeks to understand clients' objectives and creatively resolve issues to achieve those objectives. Matt's M&A experience includes transactions in the health care, manufacturing, software, consumer products and chemical industries.
Matt also has significant experience representing companies forming joint ventures and assisting financial advisors with the preparation of fairness opinions. Matt represents issuers, underwriters, placement agents and investors in capital-raising transactions.
Corporate Governance and Securities Regulation
Matt has assisted public companies such as Archer-Daniels-Midland Company, Piper Jaffray Companies, Proto Labs, Inc., Life Time Fitness, Inc. and IKONICS Corporation with preparing SEC reports and proxy statements. He also advises public and private companies on corporate governance matters.
In-House and Corporate Experience
From 2015-17, Matt was vice president and assistant general counsel at Bluestem Brands, a parent company of several ecommerce retail brands. In this role, Matt had direct responsibility for Bluestem’s legal team and advised management and the board of directors on securities, corporate governance, debt financing, commercial transactions and strategic matters.
Prior to joining Faegre Baker Daniels, Matt worked as a contract analyst at Guy Carpenter & Company, one of the world's largest reinsurance intermediaries, where he drafted and reviewed reinsurance treaties for numerous lines of business.
- William Mitchell College of Law — Adjunct Professor of Law, Mergers & Acquisitions, Spring 2013 and 2014