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Overview

A corporate healthcare attorney, Matt optimizes transactions so clients can concentrate on patient care.

Hospitals, health systems, physician and dental practice groups, ambulance systems, healthtech startups and individual practitioners are among those in the healthcare sector relying on Matt’s legal guidance. Working closely with each client to determine the best strategy to meet customized goals, Matt focuses his practice on navigating clients through:

  • Mergers & acquisitions
  • Affiliations
  • Joint ventures
  • Asset and equity transactions
  • Member substitutions
  • Corporate governance
  • Venture investments

Matt also serves as corporate counsel to advise, develop, draft, review and negotiate a wide array of transactions, agreements and related legal matters for healthcare clients at all stages of growth as they launch, maintain, govern and grow their businesses. Coming from a family of hospital executives, physicians, nurses, dentists, specialists and other providers, Matt values helping those who help others.


Industries

Services

Education

  • J.D., Marquette University Law School
    • magna cum laude
  • B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison
    • with distinction
    • Communication Arts

Admissions

  • Wisconsin

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • American Bar Association (ABA), Health Law Section
  • American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE)
  • American Health Law Association (AHLA)
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
Experience

Healthcare Transactions

  • Represented a large Wisconsin hospital and healthcare organization in various affiliation and acquisition transactions and general corporate matters.
  • Guided a large Wisconsin hospital and healthcare organization through multiple corporate governance matters.
  • Represented a Wisconsin critical access hospital in an affiliation with a larger Wisconsin-based healthcare system, resulting in a new hospital facility in excess of $40 million.
  • Assisted a Milwaukee-based health and wellness company in a merger with a competing health company.
  • Represented an organization that acquires dental practices in the purchase of multiple dentist-owned dental practices.
  • Navigated the purchase of a pharmacy for a Wisconsin healthcare organization.
  • Represented a large Wisconsin healthcare organization in a technology investment.
  • Represented a large Milwaukee-based healthcare organization in a membership restructuring transaction.
  • Represented a Milwaukee-based physician practice group in resizing through the sale of a department.
  • Assisted a Wisconsin healthcare system in sale of agricultural assets.
  • Represented a merged healthcare entity in an equity sale.
  • Counseled a Wisconsin-based ambulance company regarding corporate contracts and general governance matters.
  • Assisted Wisconsin-based dentists and specialists in sales of multiple dental practices.
  • Counseled a Wisconsin healthcare system in a restructuring project resulting in multiple entity formations and dissolutions.

Other Corporate Transactions

  • Represented a Wisconsin-based furniture manufacturer in the purchase of the assets of a competing company.
  • Represented a Madison-based insurance company in the acquisition and restructuring of a California-based software company.
  • Navigated owners of Minneapolis-based software company in the sale of their equity to a private equity firm.
  • Represented owners of a Madison-based steel warehouse manufacturer in the sale of their equity to a private equity firm.
  • Guided owners of Wisconsin-based paint supplier in the sale of their equity to a private equity firm.
  • Represented a large, Wisconsin-based mutual insurance company in a restructuring transaction.
  • Aided Madison-based music company in a recapitalization and sale of its equity.
  • Represented Madison-based patrol and security company in the sale of its equity.
  • Represented a Madison-based insurance company in a strategic investment of another insurance company.
  • Represented a Madison-based pasta company in the sale of company assets.
  • Navigated Madison-based cell phone company in the sale of its assets.
  • Represented Madison-based software company in corporate governance matters, including a stock redemption.
  • Assisted a Madison radio-DJ with formation of podcast and radio company.
News Releases | January 13, 2020
Husch Blackwell Lands Two Healthcare Groups in Wisconsin

“That two prominent groups of lawyers from two different firms see the same potential and opportunity at Husch Blackwell speaks volumes about our firm’s commitment to Madison and the larger Wisconsin market,” said Paul Eberle, Husch Blackwell’s Chief Executive.

Outside the Office

Matt enjoys spending time with his wife, a physician assistant, on their boat on the Madison chain of lakes, as well as paddle boarding, kayaking, hiking, skiing and golfing. He’s also an avid Wisconsin sports fan who cheers on the Badgers, Brewers, Packers and Bucks.

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