Matthew Gray, a member of the Firm, represents clients in all aspects of corporate, securities and commercial law, with a focus on representing buyers and sellers in domestic and international mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, restructurings, auction sales, distressed sales, related party acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, joint ventures and minority investments involving publicly and privately held companies and private equity and venture capital funds and their portfolio companies. He also advises clients and their boards on corporate, governance, fiduciary, contract, SEC reporting, securities and other relevant business laws.
Mr. Gray has worked with a diverse group of clients, both domestic and international, ranging from Fortune 500 public companies and large investment funds to private start-up companies and small venture capital funds, as well as non-profit organizations. He has represented clients in a variety of industries, including technology, finance, insurance, real estate, defense, government contracting, energy, manufacturing, automobile, transportation, healthcare, education, fashion, restaurant and hospitality, retail and consumer products and services. Mr. Gray has worked on numerous international transactions, including transactions in China, Australia, England, Ireland, Luxembourg, Mexico and Canada.
Mr. Gray also has significant experience with private placements, debt financing transactions, commercial contracts, employment agreements, equity incentive plans, reinsurance transactions, SEC and other governmental reviews and investigations, and the formation and attainment of 501(c)(3) status for non-profit organizations.
Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Gray was associated with the firms of Holland & Knight LLP in Tysons Corner, Virginia and Jones Day, Bingham McCutchen LLP and Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP in New York, New York.
Mr. Gray is licensed as an attorney in the State of New York and the Commonwealth of Virginia. He received his JD in 2001 from New York University School of Law and his Masters in Business Administration (MBA) degree with concentrations in accounting and finance, as well as his Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in business administration, from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Before attending law school, Mr. Gray worked as an accountant at IBM in Somers, New York, supporting their domestic real estate operations. He is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the State of Florida.