- Mergers & Acquisitions
- Capital Markets & Private Placements
- Partnership Transactions & General Corporate Counseling
- Startups & Emerging Companies
- Merchant Bank Card
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, such as mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, leveraged buyouts, minority investments, joint ventures, recapitalizations, equity financings, debt financings and other strategic transactions. His practice also 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 received his J.D. in 2005 from Columbia Law School, where he served as Design & Layout Editor of the Columbia Journal of Law and Social Problems and received his B.A. in Economics with High Distinction in 2002 from the University of Virginia.
Additionally, Matt has been recognized by 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.
Matt lives in Westport, Connecticut with his wife and five children.
- Columbia Law School, J.D., 2005
- University of Virginia, B.A. with High Distinction, 2002
- State of New York
- State of Connecticut
- “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)
- Representation of a consumer products company in a sponsor-led minority recapitalization.
- Representation of a technology company in its Convertible Note and Series A rounds.
- Representation of a management consulting firm in its acquisition of a Canadian subsidiary.
- Representation of a merchant bankcard acquirer in numerous joint ventures and add-on acquisitions
- Representation of a retained-search firm in its sale to a financial sponsor.
- Representation of a software company in its sale to a financial sponsor.
- Representation of a sponsor-backed national auto-parts retailer in numerous add-on acquisitions
- Representation of a national auto-parts retailer in its sale to a financial sponsor
- Representation of a merchant bankcard acquirer in its sale to a strategic buyer
- Representation of investors in a sale of a New York-based creative agency.
- Representation of a global e-commerce solutions business in its sale to a multi-national public corporation.
- Representation of 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.
- Representation of a data center servicing firm in the $7M contribution of substantially all of its assets.
- Representation of two financial sponsors in the $295M sale of a leading mall-based retailer.
- Representation of an investment partnership in its $18M minority investment in a racetrack.
- Representation of a financial sponsor in the $180M acquisition of a dental management business.
- Representation of a financial sponsor in the $241M sale of a foods company.
- Representation of a Maryland-based education company in the $5M acquisition of a publishing company.
- Representation of a financial sponsor in the $31M acquisition of the assets of a producer and installer of simulated and live-fire shooting ranges.
- Representation of an investor in its $1.5M majority investment in a Long Island hotel.
- Representation of a Massachusetts-based marketing company in an $11.3M preferred stock equity financing.
- Representation of 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.
- Representation of a Massachusetts-based borrower in a sale of senior convertible notes in the aggregate amount of $1.5M.
- Representation of a Massachusetts-based borrower in a sale of subordinated secured notes in an aggregate principal amount of $4M.
- Super Lawyers, New York Metro Rising Star (2014–2016) and Connecticut Rising Star (2017-2020)
- 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