Matt is a trusted business and legal adviser to companies and entrepreneurs, providing practical guidance and counseling while remaining sharply focused on his clients’ needs and objectives. He has a broad-based corporate practice and represents companies and investors in connection with mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, minority investments, carve-outs, auction processes, reorganizations, service and licensing arrangements, and other general corporate matters.

Matt also provides outside general counsel to early-stage and mature private companies and assists with strategic planning and corporate initiatives, financings, dispute avoidance and resolution, corporate governance, regulatory compliance and commercial agreements. Matt’s clients include leaders in the communications, entertainment, technology, media and automotive services sectors.

Matt began his legal career as a litigator representing automotive manufacturers in high-exposure product liability cases and other complex disputes. This background and experience has served him well as a corporate lawyer.

Selected Experience

Awards and Rankings

Selected for inclusion in Georgia Super Lawyers® “Rising Stars”

Recognized by The Legal 500 United States in the area of mergers and acquisitions: middle-market (2016)

Professional Activities

Member, Section on Business Law, Committee on Mergers and Acquisitions, Committee on Private Equity M&A, Committee on Antitrust Law, Subcommittee on M&A Market Trends, Forum on Communications Law, American Bar Association
Member, Corporate Counsel Section, Business and Finance Section, Atlanta Bar Association
Member, Business Law Section, State Bar of Georgia
Member, Advisory Committee, Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta

  • B.A., University of Michigan
  • J.D., cum laude, University of Michigan Law School
Bar Admissions
  • Georgia

Our Story

Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP is an international law firm helping the Fortune 100, industry leaders, sector innovators and business entrepreneurs solve their biggest challenges and reach their business goals. Dedicated to unfaltering excellence in client service, we are known for our business savvy and industry intelligence, providing creative and custom solutions for each of our clients. Industry and business experience makes the difference for our clients.

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