Pillsbury Corporate partner Matt Swartz advises middle-market and technology companies, and their investors, on M&As, venture capital and private equity transactions, and public securities offerings.

Matt represents clients in capital events, including mergers, acquisitions, public offerings and securities transactions, and originates, structures and advises on venture capital, private equity and angel financings. He regularly works with companies in the software, government contracting, medical devices, biotechnology, consumer products and health care sectors. Matt’s clients also include investment funds, debt issuers, and bulge bracket, mid-tier and regional underwriters and placement agents. His practice encompasses clients and transactions around the world.


Recognized by Chambers USA for Corporate/M&A – Virginia (2012 – 2017), The Legal 500 U.S.
for M&A: Middle-Market (2017) and took a leading role in a 2015 restructuring transaction that won
one of M&A Advisor’s “Deal of the Year” awards.

Co-Authored The Corporate, Securities, and M&A Lawyer’s Job: A Survival Guide published by the
American Bar Association.

Edited Lawyer’s Guide to Formulas in Transaction Documents and SEC Filings published by ALM’s
Law Journal Press.


J.D., University of California, Hastings College of the Law, 1995
B.A., University of California, Berkeley, 1990