Matt leads DLA Piper's Venture & Growth Lending practice, is the Chair of DLA Piper's West Coast Finance Practice Group and represents banks, funds, family offices, companies and high net worth individuals in structuring and negotiating a wide range of debt and equity investments.

Matt represents lenders and companies in connection with technology, life science, asset based, private equity and venture capital finance and has extensive experience in counseling lenders and companies on corporate structure issues, mergers and acquisitions, commercial contacts, negotiation tactics and corporate strategy.

Matt sits on the Board of Directors of the John Brockington Foundation (a local San Diego charity founded by former NFL player John Brockington that encourages organ donation, provides financial and resource support for those donating, awaiting and/or receiving organs and promotes health education to minority communities) and is a founding board member of the Randy Jones Foundation (a local San Diego charity founded by MLB legend Randy Jones that provides kids from local military families the opportunity to get involved in sports and outdoor activities). Matt also is host committee member and fundraising leader for the Best Buddies Hearst Castle Challenge (an organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities).