Areas of Focus
Matt Hanley represents advertising holding companies and private companies of all sizes in acquisitions, sales and other related corporate matters. In large-scale, fast-paced transactions, his sense of urgency and responsiveness helps clients meet aggressive timelines and goals.
Matt is a detail-oriented attorney who brings a practical and business-minded approach to transactions. Ever-attentive to client objectives, he ensures clients understand their risks before making important decisions about their approach. In many instances, clients aim to collaborate with the party on the other side of the transaction for the long term. They rely on Matt and the deal team to make that possible with practical, solution-oriented advice that serves their best interests while keeping parties focused on common goals and closing the deal on time.
Matt handles many aspects of a transaction. He drafts and negotiates a wide range of purchase, shareholder, employment and protective covenant agreements. In negotiations, he presents legal considerations and issues in a clear, understandable manner that is easily digestible so that clients can weigh the risks and rewards of a particular issue. He also oversees deal due diligence while coordinating large teams of professionals who uncover material issues and resolve concerns quickly.
Prior to joining Davis+Gilbert, Matt was an associate in the capital markets group of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and an associate in the corporate and securities group of Greenberg Traurig.
- Counseled a global marketing and communications holding company through its acquisition of a Dallas-based management and technology consulting firm.
Represented one of the largest healthcare marketing and communications groups in its acquisition of a full-service, patient engagement agency that focuses on direct-to-patient (DTP) communications and patient research.
Acted for a global leader in marketing communications in its acquisition of a pharmaceutical and biotech consulting company focused on product distribution and patient access strategies.
Counseled a provider of software for AI-driven, autonomous advertising optimization and spend management regarding a minority sale and investment by a Detroit-based, private investment firm.
Advised a company known for its technology-enabled customer experience management system in extending its B2B business through its acquisition of a digital marketing and marketing automation agency.
Insights + Events
- Demystifying COVID-19 Complexities and Thriving in Uncertain Times Main Street Business Lending Program Updates
May 20, 2020
- Publication D+G Memorandum: Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (the CARES Act)
April 1, 2020
- Alert Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act: What You Need to Know
April 1, 2020
- New York University School of Law (J.D., 2006)
- Staff Editor, New York University Law Review
- New York University (B.A., magna cum laude, 2003)
- New York