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Matthew J. Heiser

Matthew J. Heiser is a corporate transactional lawyer and a Member of the firm. Matt has extensive experience representing financial sponsors and public and private companies in a variety of transactional matters, including mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, leveraged buyouts, minority investments, joint ventures, equity financings, debt financings and other strategic transactions. In addition, his practice includes advising clients on a wide range of general corporate matters, including corporate governance, commercial contracts, employment agreements, and equity compensation plans.

Matt is also a member of the firm's Electronic Transactions Processing Group. In that capacity, Matt assists merchant bankcard independent sales organizations, payment processors and acquirers in a variety of matters relating to electronic payments transactions.

Matt attended the University of Virginia where he received his B.A. in Economics with High Distinction in 2002 and Columbia Law School where he received his J.D. in 2005. During law school, Matt served as Design & Layout Editor of the Columbia Journal of Law and Social Problems.

Additionally, Matt has been recognized in Super Lawyers magazine as a Rising Star.

Prior to joining Berkowitz, Trager & Trager, LLC, Matt worked in the New York offices of both Bingham McCutchen LLP and Paul Hastings LLP.

Education

  • Columbia Law School, J.D., 2005
  • University of Virginia, B.A. with High Distinction, 2002

Admissions

  • State of New York
  • State of Connecticut

Affiliations

  • New York State Bar Association
  • Connecticut Bar Association

Distinctions

  • Super Lawyers, New York Metro Rising Star (2014–16) and Connecticut Rising Star (2017-18)
  • Member, Winning Team, M&A Advisor’s Turnaround Awards, "Distressed M&A Deal of the Year (Over $25MM to $100MM)” for the Sale of Phoenix Payment Systems (EPX) to North American Bancard, 2015

Publications

  • “What's Good for the Goose Isn't Always Good for the Gander: A Study of the Inefficiencies of a Single Default Rule for Delivery of Possession of Leasehold Estates,” Columbia Journal of Law and Social Problems, Vol. 38 (Winter 2004)

Representative Transactions

  • Represented a retained-search firm in its sale to a financial sponsor.
  • Represented a software company in its sale to a financial sponsor.
  • Represented a sponsor-backed national auto-parts retailer in numerous add-on acquisitions
  • Represented a national auto-parts retailer in its sale to a financial sponsor
  • Represented a merchant bankcard acquirer in its sale to a strategic buyer
  • Represented investors in a sale of a New York-based creative agency.
  • Represented a global e-commerce solutions business in its sale to a multi-national public corporation.
  • Represented a merchant bankcard acquirer in its $50M purchase of substantially all of the assets of a payment processor pursuant to chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code.
  • Represented a merchant bankcard acquirer in its joint venture with an Oklahoma City-based independent sales organization.
  • Represented a data center servicing firm in the $7M contribution of substantially all of its assets.
  • Represented two financial sponsors in the $295M sale of a leading mall-based retailer.
  • Represented an investment partnership in its $18M minority investment in a racetrack.
  • Represented a financial sponsor in the $180M acquisition of a dental management business.
  • Represented a financial sponsor in the $241M sale of a foods company.
  • Represented a Maryland-based education company in the $5M acquisition of a publishing company.
  • Represented a financial sponsor in the $31M acquisition of the assets of a producer and installer of simulated and live-fire shooting ranges.
  • Represented an investor in its $1.5M majority investment in a Long Island hotel.
  • Represented a Massachusetts-based marketing company in an $11.3M preferred stock equity financing.
  • Represented a New York-based secure printing company as borrower in connection with a $15M credit facility and a sale of subordinated notes in the aggregate amount of $6.5M.
  • Represented a Massachusetts-based borrower in a sale of senior convertible notes in the aggregate amount of $1.5M.
  • Represented a Massachusetts-based borrower in a sale of subordinated secured notes in an aggregate principal amount of $4M.
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