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.
- 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.