Matthew R. Kittay is nationally recognized as an innovative leader who guides businesses, investors and entrepreneurs to achieve the corporate financing and structures that drive their success.
National Co-Chair of the firm’s Mergers & Acquisitions Practice Group and Chair of the Firm’s New York Corporate team, Matthew has deep experience in structuring mergers and acquisitions and securing private equity and venture capital for a wide range of companies, particularly in the technology, software, cannabis, manufacturing and health care sectors.
He is ranked by Chambers USA as a leading corporate attorney for his transactional work with clients in the cannabis sector. In 2019, he was named by The National Law Journal as a Trailblazer in Cannabis Law in recognition of a string of major deals he closed in this nascent industry.
Matthew also serves as Outside General Counsel for emerging and growth-stage companies. In this role, he advises clients on a host of regulatory and corporate matters and resolves legal issues as they arise, from employment and executive compensation to vendor contracts and commercial leases.
Prior to attending law school, Matthew worked as a research analyst at Harvard Business School and published several corporate case studies. While in law school, he worked for an international trade company in Shanghai, China and also the New York State attorney general.
Matthew is a leader in the American Bar Association’s Business Law Section, where he serves as Co-Chair of the Angel Venture Capital Subcommittee and as the M&A Technology Subcommittee’s Liaison to the Legal Analytics Committee.
He is active in New York’s venture capital community as an attorney and angel investor, and has advised for and published with city, national and international venture capital educational and accelerator programs.
Matthew is also a co-founder of Digital Brown, the global network of Brown University alumni in digital technology and media. He also serves on Brown’s Communications Advisory Counsel to the President, and as a mentor to students and faculty through Brown’s Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship.
- Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law (J.D., 2007)
- Brown University (A.B., 2003)
- American Bar Association, Business Law Section
- Digital Brown, Co-Founder
- Empire Angels, Limited Partner
- New York Society of Security Analysts
BAR ADMISSIONS : New York, New Jersey, Florida.
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