June 26, 2015
Matthew Swartz concentrates his practice in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital investments, public and private securities offerings, and corporate governance. He primarily represents middle-market and technology companies, investors in these companies and the investment banks that serve them. He also represents funds of funds in the acquisition of limited partnership interests and secondary direct investments. Swartz's experience as a business lawyer includes representing issuers and investors in scores of venture capital and private equity transactions representing buyers and sellers in acquisitions of businesses in industries ranging from biotechnology, medical devices, semiconductor manufacturing and software to government contracting, consumer products and retail. He has also represented issuers in public equity and 144A debt offerings, as well as bulge bracket, mid-tier, and regional underwriters and placement agents.
Swartz spent several years practicing in Silicon Valley and Southern California prior to relocating to the Washington, D.C., area in 2001. Prior to becoming an attorney, he worked in business development at a large private biotechnology company in San Diego. He is the author (with Daniel Lee) of The Corporate, Securities, and M & A Lawyer's Job: A Survival Guide
, published by the American Bar Association and the editor of Lawyer's Guide to Formulas in Transaction Documents and SEC Filings
published by American Lawyer Media's Law Journal Press. Swartz earned a B.A. and J.D. from the University of California