Matthew J. Lewis has a practice emphasizing securities and corporate transactions, private and public company mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures, business structuring and restructuring, and structured, real estate and commercial finance.
Mr. Lewis' experience includes representing public and private businesses, both start up and mature, in all aspects of formation, development, financing and dissolution of partnerships, limited liability companies, closely held, private and public corporations. Mr. Lewis's representation includes mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures, joint ventures, private placements, sales, intellectual property licensing and foreign investments in such industries as Internet, real estate, energy, construction, technology, consumer goods and agriculture. He regularly advises owners, managers and investors on securities law compliance, director and officer liabilities, corporate governance, shareholder and investor rights, employment contracts and equity compensation programs.
Mr. Lewis represents both borrowers and lenders in commercial and real estate single loan and portfolio financing transactions, asset securitizations and other structured financings and the sale and acquisition of financial assets, including real estate and consumer loan receivables, contracts and Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) matters, with an emphasis on secured transactions. He provides advice on creditor and debtor rights issues, including workouts, reorganizations and restructurings, collections, repossessions and rights in bankruptcy, in technology, real estate, construction, agriculture and other industries.
As a member of the firm's Wine Industry team, he has advised wineries, vineyards, farms, ranches, processors and other agribusinesses in all aspects of acquisition, development, operations, finance and sales, as well as Internet wine ventures.