Matthew Holman is chair of the Corporate Practice in Phoenix. Matthew focuses his practice on corporate and securities matters, with a particular emphasis on securities law, corporate transactions and corporate governance. Matthew has represented issuers and underwriters in initial public offerings, secondary offerings, debt offerings, private placements, exchange offers and going private transactions. He has advised public companies with respect to periodic SEC reporting and general securities matters. Matthew has represented parties in all aspects of domestic and international mergers, acquisitions, tender offers and joint ventures. He has also advised companies, commercial lenders and court-appointed receivers in corporate reorganizations and restructurings.

Matthew has acted as outside corporate counsel to both publicly traded and privately held companies. In addition, he counsels companies and executives with respect to corporate governance, officer and director duties and general corporate matters.

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  • Representing public companies in periodic SEC reporting and general securities matters.
  • Representing a publicly traded telecommunications company in a US$50 million acquisition of a California private company.
  • Representing a publicly traded environmental company in a US$175 million divestment of a stand-alone business line.
  • Serving as issuer’s counsel in an initial public offering of US$70 million in common stock.
  • Representing the seller, a publicly traded healthcare company, in a US$150 million acquisition structured as a two-step tender offer transaction.
  • Serving as counsel to a technology and service company in a US$35 million leveraged recapitalization.
  • Serving as issuer’s counsel in a registered public offering of US$25 million in common stock.
  • Representing a publicly traded environmental services company in its US$75 million acquisition of a private company through a private auction process.
  • Advising an agricultural produce company in connection with multiple senior credit facilities and issuance of debt obligations in excess of US$235 million.
  • Representing the purchaser in the acquisition of US$20 billion of residential and multifamily housing projects in the US from a Chapter 11 debtor.
  • Representing a court-appointed receiver in a complex, multi-state receivership with secured debt and judgement obligations in excess of US$75 million.
  • Serving as corporate counsel to an agricultural company in Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the restructuring of US$300 million in debt obligations and related reorganization.
  • Serving as in-house counsel for a Nasdaq-traded software technology company with primary areas of responsibility including securities and regulatory compliance, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, general transactional matters, real property and software license agreements.
  • Representing a software company in a US$300 million acquisition of a publicly traded software company including associated private placement of equity and credit facility.
  • Representing a publicly traded airline in a US$252 million convertible debt offering.
  • Representing the issuer in a US$60 million private placement.


  • Arizona State University, J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, member, Arizona State Law Journal, 2001
  • Arizona State University, B.S., summa cum laude, 1997


  • Arizona, 2001
  • Recognized by Chambers USA as Band 3 in Corporate/M&A for 2021
  • Winner of the “Turnaround Atlas Award” and “Restructuring of the Year Award” at the 2018 Global M&A Network’s Turnaround Atlas Awards
  • Recommended in Chambers USA for Corporate/M&A in Arizona every year since 2014
  • Recognized by The Legal 500 as a recommended M&A lawyer
  • Named as one of only 26 lawyers nationwide as a Client Service All-Star MVP
  • Selected by peers as a rising star, the top 2.5% of lawyers age 40 or less, or in practice 10 years or less, and listed in the 2014 Southwest Super Lawyers – Rising Stars
  • Named a 2012 and 2011 BTI Client Service All-Star, a distinction honoring select lawyers in the US who differentiate themselves from all others through excellence in client service

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