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Robert S. Matlin

Fax +1.212.536.3901

Mr. Matlin is a partner in the corporate group of the firm. He has broad experience in counseling public and private corporations, private equity, hedge and venture capital funds, and entrepreneurs across a broad spectrum of legal issues, with particular emphasis on, mergers and acquisitions, IPOs, registered direct offerings, PIPES, SPACS, private placements, securities reporting requirements, RTOs, private equity acquisitions, venture financings, joint ventures and general corporate matters in a wide range of industries. In addition, he counsels corporations and their boards of directors on matters of corporate governance.

Mr. Matlin believes the keys to a successful attorney-client relationship are a strong understanding of a client’s business, regular communications, fast response and practical solutions to business law issues.

Securities. Mr. Matlin has represented issuers, underwriters, investors and placement agents in public and private offerings of equity, debt and convertible securities and is the regular securities law counsel to numerous publicly held corporations based in the U.S. and Asia. He has assisted them with periodic reporting requirements, exchange listings and other compliance matters relating to the public securities markets.

Mergers and Acquisitions. Mr. Matlin has represented both U.S. and multinational purchasers and sellers of a broad range of businesses including, technology, digital media, Internet-based products, software, hardware, consulting services, financial services, telecommunications, chemicals, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, and consumer products. He is regularly involved in both public and private transactions.

General Corporate Counseling and Governance. Mr. Matlin provides general corporate counseling, primarily to publicly held corporations and their boards of directors, on a broad range of issues, including obligations of directors and corporate governance matters.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • American Bar Association

Speaking Engagements

Mr. Matlin regularly lectures on a variety of corporate and securities matters.  He has also been widely quoted in numerous national and international publications.