Matthew L. Squires is Of Counsel in the Seattle office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where he practices corporate and securities law. Matt primarily focuses on representing technology companies and venture capital firms in venture financings, mergers and acquisitions, and public and private capital markets transactions.
He also has extensive experience representing companies and underwriters in connection with initial public offerings and other securities offerings, including follow-on offerings, ADSs, high-yield bonds, and exchange and tender offers. His practice also includes general corporate representation, securities regulatory counseling, and representation of not-for-profit organizations.
In addition to working with technology and software companies, Matt has experience working with clients in a broad range of industries, including clean energy, ethanol, telecom, financial services, medical device manufacture, aviation, agriculture, utilities, oil and gas, retail goods, food services, transportation infrastructure, and logistics.
His international experience includes multiple transactions across Latin America (valuing over $26 billion and at least $1 billion in each of Brazil, Chile, Argentina, and Mexico) as well as transactions involving China, Singapore, Indonesia, Japan, Australia, the UK, France, Germany, Switzerland, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Spain, Russia, Bermuda, the Cayman Islands, and the British Virgin Islands, among others.
Before joining Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Matt was an associate in the global securities group at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP in New York.
Prior to law school, Matt was a web and print marketing designer and technical writer for Neovest, an Orem, Utah-based Fintech start-up that was acquired by JP Morgan.
In addition to English, Matt is fluent in Portuguese and knowledgeable in Spanish.
- J.D., New York University School of Law, 2008
- M.A., English Literature, Brigham Young University, 2005
- B.A., English Literature, Brigham Young University, 2002
ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS:
- Chair, Seattle Chapter, J. Reuben Clark Law Society
- State Bar of New York
- State Bar of Washington
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