Matthew D’Ascenzo is a Member of the firm’s Corporate Transactions and Securities Practice.

He draws from his extensive practical legal experience and knowledge to structure transactions that facilitate clients’ business goals.

During his over 20 years of practice, Matt has assisted clients in numerous private securities offerings (including for private equity and venture capital clients), mergers and acquisitions, and recapitalizations and restructurings. Matt frequently assists clients in structuring their entities and has drafted and negotiated numerous limited liability company agreements, partnership agreements and stockholders agreements.

In addition to counseling clients on specific transactions, Matt regularly advises clients on general corporate, governance and commercial matters, including contracts. He has acted as outside general counsel to many clients.

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Representative Matters

Private Offerings

  • Represented private equity firm in private offerings totaling over $75,000,000 for the acquisition of various portfolio companies.
  • Represented bank holding company in aggregate $100,000,000 sales of common stock and preferred stock.
  • Represented leasing company in the sale of approximately $20,000,000 of convertible promissory notes.
  • Represented medical diagnostics company in sale of preferred stock in cram-down round.

Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Represented U.S. subsidiary of foreign public company in approximately $210,000,000 acquisition by merger of contract medical device manufacturing company from middle-market private equity firm.
  • Represented medical cannabis dispensary in $35,000,000 sale to public company.
  • Represented medical diagnostics company in $30,000,000 merger with public company with potential $50,000,000 earnout.
  • Represented a prominent regional wealth management company in $30,000,000 sale of its assets to a leading international network of wealth management firms.

Recapitalizations and Restructurings

  • Assisted office furniture company in internal reorganization to optimize tax structure
  • Represented Fortune 500 distribution company in multiple cross-border internal restructurings.

General Corporate

  • Drafted, reviewed, and negotiated numerous limited liability company agreements, stockholders agreements and partnership agreements as well as a vast array of commercial contracts, including employment agreements, distribution agreements, sales representative agreements, manufacturing agreements, administrative services agreements, nondisclosure agreements, and terms and conditions of sale and purchase.

Core Strengths

  • Private Offerings
  • Capital Markets
  • Private Equity
  • Venture Capital
  • Stockholders Agreements, Operating Agreements and Partnership Agreements
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Recapitalizations and Restructurings
  • General Corporate Matters
  • Governance
  • Commercial Transactions (including Contracts)

Professional Affiliations & Honors

  • Recognized since 2013 as an AV© rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell peer review, which identifies a lawyer with very high to preeminent legal ability and very high general ethical standards
  • Phi Beta Kappa, Member
  • Secretary and Board Member, Associated Artists of Pittsburgh
  • Association for Corporate Growth
  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Business Law Section


  • 2013 Metz Lewis Brodman Must O'Keefe LLC
  • 2006 Westinghouse Electric Company LLC
  • 1999 K&L Gates LLP


  • 1999 J.D., University of Chicago
  • 1996 B.A., cum laude, Vassar College


  • Pennsylvania
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