Matthew McBride


Matthew McBride


Matthew G. McBride represents clients in a broad range of transactions, with a focus on representation of investment managers in all aspects of their business. He has extensive experience in the establishment of private investment funds, structuring of management company and in-house arrangements, fund raising, co-investment transactions, joint ventures, management company sales, restructurings, and regulatory compliance and governance matters.

Matt has counseled both U.S. and non-U.S. sponsors of private equity funds pursuing a wide variety of strategies, including buyout, growth equity, private credit, venture capital, and fund of funds and secondaries. These sponsors have ranged from first-time/spin-out and emerging managers to some of the largest and best-known sponsors of private equity funds. His experience also includes representing institutional investors in connection with their investments in private investment funds, co-investments, and secondary transactions, as well as representing family offices in connection with structuring their investment vehicles, executive compensation plans, and carried interest vehicles.

Matt is a member of the Fund Formation & Investment Management Practice Group.

Awards and Recognition

  • Chambers USA for Private Equity: Fund Formation (2023)
  • The Legal 500 in the fields of Investment Fund Formation & Management: Private Equity Funds (2016, 2018)
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers “Rising Star” (2016-2017)
26 February 2024 Article

New SEC Marketing Rule FAQ: IRR Calculations When Using Subscription Lines

On February 6, 2024, SEC staff issued FAQ guidance with respect to registered investment advisers’ obligations under Rule 206(4)-1 of the Investment Advisers Act of 1940.
04 January 2024 Article

The Corporate Transparency Act: What Investment Advisers to Private Investment Funds Need to Know

The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network’s final regulations implementing the Corporate Transparency Act took effect on January 1, 2024.
13 October 2023 Deals and Wins

Foley Advises Avante Capital Partners in Strategic Partnership with Pacific Current Group

Foley & Lardner LLP represented Avante Capital Partners, a woman- and minority-owned private credit firm focusing on investments in the lower middle market, in entering a strategic partnership with Pacific Current Group Limited.
28 August 2023 Article

SEC Adopts New Private Funds Rules: Key Takeaways for Private Fund Advisers and Investors

During an open meeting on Wednesday, August 23, 2023, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission voted 3-2 along party lines to adopt new rules proposed under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940.
01 June 2023 Press Releases

Foley Earns Top Rankings in Chambers USA 2023

Foley & Lardner LLP is pleased to announce that it has again been recognized by Chambers & Partners as one of the top law firms in the country in the 2023 edition of Chambers USA, America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.
09 September 2022 Press Releases

Foley Represents Stone-Goff Partners in Extension of JSI Partnership

Foley & Lardner LLP served as legal adviser to Stone-Goff Partners, a business services-focused private equity investment firm, in its recent investment in John Staurulakis, LLC (JSI), the leading nationwide provider of specialty consulting and engineering services to rural broadband telecommunications operators.