Matt S. Kiel

Senior Counsel

Matt S. Kiel

Senior Counsel

Matt Kiel is a senior counsel with Foley & Lardner LLP. He is also a member of the firm’s Transactions Practice Group and primarily focuses on mergers and acquisitions.

Matt has experience representing issuers and underwriters in all aspects of corporate finance and capital markets transactions, including private offerings of equity and debt, buy-side and sell-side M&A transactions, strategic investments, and corporate restructuring transactions.

Matt represents public and private companies in acquisition and sale transactions across industry verticals, including in the technology, aerospace, manufacturing, and food and beverage sectors. Matt also represents domestic and foreign private equity firms and their portfolio companies in the acquisition, sale, and expansion of platform companies and bolt-on assets.

Matt’s client base includes private capital investors, technology platforms, project developers, and operators across the energy industry, including in the development, operation, and sale of hydrogen, lithium ion, long-duration, and flexible energy storage facilities, O&M services companies, and solar and wind projects.

Matt serves clients in the alcoholic beverage sector, as well as in the consumer packaged goods, food and beverage, and other consumer product focused verticals. In addition to specializing in M&A and financing transactions in these sectors, Matt has also helped alcoholic beverage clients in TTB Federal licensing, COLA application and approval, State-level licensing, Tied-House compliance, and advertising and marketing compliance.

Community Involvement

  • Matt serves on the firm’s national recruiting committee. Matt is also a member of the firm’s Los Angeles office Boys & Girls Club board.
  • Matt is a member on the associate leadership board of Public Counsel, the nation’s largest pro bono law firm. He has served numerous clients through Public Counsel’s Federal Pro Se Clinic, where he advised underrepresented, indigent, and disenfranchised pro se litigants navigating the federal court system.
16 January 2024 Press Releases

Foley’s Los Angeles Office Hosts Street Law Program in Partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs

Foley & Lardner LLP’s Los Angeles office recently partnered with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Los Angeles in South Central and the Los Angeles Boys & Girls Club in Lincoln Heights for a second Street Law program.
10 November 2023 Deals and Wins

Foley Advises Source Logistics in Acquisition by Palladium Equity

Foley & Lardner LLP served as legal advisor to Source Logistics, a provider of value-added warehousing, distribution, and fulfillment third-party logistics services to the consumer goods sector with a focus on Hispanic food and beverage brands, as private equity firm Palladium Equity Partners acquired a majority stake in the company.
31 October 2022 Deals and Wins

Foley Serves as Legal Adviser to MMGY Global in Acquisition of Wagstaff Media & Marketing

Foley & Lardner LLP served as legal adviser to MMGY Global, LLC, a Peninsula Fund company, in its recent acquisition of Wagstaff Media & Marketing, a leading integrated public relations and marketing agency specializing in the travel, culinary, and hospitality lifestyle industries.
18 July 2022 White Papers

Cannabis Mid-Year Update 2022

With record inflation and the uncertain outcomes of geopolitical issues roiling global markets, the cannabis industry has nevertheless continued unperturbed.
03 August 2021 Press Releases

Foley & Lardner Advises CUNA Mutual Group in $1.35B Purchase of Assurant’s Global Preneed Business

Foley & Lardner LLP acted as legal counsel to CUNA Mutual Group, a broad financial services provider, in its acquisition of Global Preneed, a prearranged funeral insurance and final expense business, from Assurant, Inc. for approximately $1.35 billion in cash, which closed on August 2, 2021.
25 August 2020 In the News

Waks Featured in American Lawyer About His Work Helping Establish Encore Live’s Drive-In Concert Series

Partner Larry Waks was quoted in The American Lawyer article, “Meet the Lawyer Who Helped Make Drive-In Theaters Cool Again,” about his work on behalf of Foley client Encore Live and its “Drive-In Nights” theater concert series.