Areas of Focus
“I’m a partner and trusted advisor, not a hired gun. Building enduring relationships with my clients and assisting in their success is exciting and fulfilling.”
Matt Schneider guides business clients through every phase of their life cycle — including entity formation, financing, and mergers and acquisitions — and negotiates forward-thinking commercial arrangements to help them grow and succeed. Whether advising a startup seeking to expand or a multinational enterprise engaging in an acquisition, Matt takes care to align interests and create structures that set a solid foundation for each investment, acquisition or sale.
With 20 years of experience in guiding mergers and acquisitions and navigating corporate law, Matt knows how to balance the risks and rewards of diverse legal strategies. When needed, he brings in lawyers who focus on related areas, from executive compensation to licensing to tax. His practice includes multinational clients engaged in health care, multicultural and other marketing communications, foreign and domestic media companies, food and beverage businesses, and technology companies.
Matt’s first priority is understanding how his client perceives the challenge at hand. Then he works to discern problems and concerns on the other side in order to meet the client’s goals and preserve a constructive relationship for the future. Because he works extensively with founders and entrepreneurs, Matt anticipates the business and personal issues that often arise in dynamic industries, guiding his clients through difficult moments with discretion and sensitivity.
Matt brings a banker’s facility with financial statements and valuation to his role as a legal advisor, and often shares insights on financial market terms. He views every matter with both a legal and commercial lens to provide practical, market-informed advice.
Supported a healthcare marketing and communications agency's expansion and the strengthening of its established health and wellness division in its acquisition of a medical communications company.
Counseled a multinational healthcare and communications group in the acquisition of one of the largest independent healthcare marketing agencies in the United States.
Counseled a media investment company in the disposition of its retail media ad sales business to a retail giant.
Guided a leading independent creative agency in its sale to a digital creative consultancy.
Represented a global network of healthcare communications agencies in the acquisition of a strategic managed markets agency.
Represented one of the largest integrated communications and public relations firms in the acquisition of a national public relations company.
Represented a global marketing and communications firm in the acquisition of a public relations firm.
Represented a cutting edge fintech company in its sale to a strategic acquirer.
Insights + Events
- Fordham University School of Law (J.D., 1999)
- University of Pennsylvania (B.A., cum laude, 1995)
- New York
Member, Davis+Gilbert Mentoring and Professional Development Committee
Member, Davis+Gilbert Wellness Committee
Member, New York City Bar Association
Member, New York City Bar Associations Communications and Media Law Committee
Member, UJA Marketing Communications Council