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Matthew J. Chapman

Matthew Chapman is counsel in the firm’s Pittsburgh office where he is a member of our corporate/M&A practice group. He focuses his practice on advising public and private companies, boards of directors, special committees, senior management, and institutional fiduciaries in connection with transformative events and significant structuring and planning issues.

His transactional experience includes domestic and international mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and general corporate matters. Matthew also has experience in corporate transactions involving employee stock ownership plans and in pension risk transfers, including representing the independent fiduciary and plan sponsors in pension risk transfers valued in the aggregate at over $30 billion.

Before he began his legal career, Matthew served in the United States Air Force for more than eight years, attaining the rank of Captain. During his time in the United States Air Force Matthew flew F-15E fighter jets as a weapons systems operator and deployed three times to Afghanistan. Among other awards, Matthew was decorated with seven Air Medals and one Combat Action Medal for his actions in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. Matthew was also a distinguished graduate out of several United States Air Force schools, including Officer Training School and the F-15E Basic Course.

  • Listed in the “Ones to Watch” section, The Best Lawyers in America©, 2022 for his work in Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • David Stahl Memorial Award for attaining the highest grade average in the graduating class of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law
  • Co-Author, “Bridging the Gap between Unmet Legal Needs and an Oversupply of Lawyers: Creating Neighborhood Law Offices – The Philadelphia Experiment,” VA. J. OF SOC. POL’Y & L. 22.1.
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