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Matthew P. Feeney

Matthew P. Feeney

Firm Chair| Phoenix


Matt Feeney's practice is concentrated in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings, SEC reporting and compliance, and corporate governance matters, including advising corporate boards and board committees.

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Securities Offerings & Related Transactions
  • Represented publicly held companies in public and private offerings of several billion dollars of secured debt, senior debt, and subordinated debt
  • Represented publicly held companies in public offerings of several billion dollars of common stock and preferred stock
Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Represented publicly held software company in $287 million sale to publicly held purchaser
  • Represented sellers in $150 million sale of bakery to publicly held strategic purchaser
  • Represented computer reseller in multiple Chapter 11 bankruptcy-related division sale transactions having aggregate value of $120 million
  • Represented sellers in $140 million sale of injection molding company to publicly held strategic purchaser
  • Represented publicly held computer reseller in multiple acquisitions involving cash and stock
  • Represented publicly held solid waste management company in multiple roll-up acquisitions of solid waste collection companies
  • Represented publicly held corporation in $85 million sale of a subsidiary engaged in internet-related businesses
  • Represented sellers in sale of software company to publicly held strategic purchaser
  • Represented publicly held corporation in its acquisition of a private company that owned key intellectual property rights
  • Represented the largest limited partner in the Phoenix Suns NBA franchise in connection with the sale of its limited partnership interest
  • Represented seller in sale of mutual funds to a public corporation
  • Represented injection molding company in connection with the sale of several of its divisions, with an aggregate value of $83 million, including a sale to a management-led group
Energy-Related Matters
  • Represented utility in $4 billion solar energy purchase power agreement
  • Represented utility in $215 million sale of Nevada-based power plant
  • Represented utility in $200 million acquisition of Arizona-based power plant
  • Represented seller in $16 million sale of manufacturer of nuclear waste storage and transportation casks
  • Represented publicly held corporation in $45 million sale of energy services company
  • Represented nuclear utilities in sale-leaseback transactions involving nuclear power plants
  • Represented merchant generator and utility in connection with combustion turbine purchases and long-term service agreements for combustion turbine maintenance, with an aggregate value of several hundred million dollars
Corporate Governance & Related Matters
  • Frequent speaker on corporate governance issues
  • Represented independent directors of publicly held corporation in connection with a going-private transaction
  • Represented audit committee of bank, a subsidiary of a publicly held corporation, in connection with various disclosure and director liability issues arising out of regulatory proceedings
  • Represented independent directors of publicly held corporation in connection with issues arising out of prior corporate transactions with the Chief Executive Officer
  • Represented private corporation in the restructuring of its domestic and international corporate organization to establish clear governance structure and to minimize enterprise liability
  • Notre Dame Law School (J.D., magna cum laude, 1983)
    • Order of the Coif
    • Editor, Notre Dame Law Review
  • University of Notre Dame (B.A., Government and Economics, magna cum laude, 1979)
     
  • Attorneys' Liability Assurance Society, Ltd.
    • Board Member (2007-present)
    • Audit Committee, Chairman (2010-2015)
    • Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, Chairman (2010-present)
  • Arizona Foundation for Legal Services & Education
    • President (2008)
    • Board Member (2003-2009)
  • State Bar of Arizona
    • Limited Liability Company Act Subcommittee of the Corporations, Banking and Business Law Section (1991-1992)
  • American Bar Association
    • Commission on Interest on Lawyer's Trust Accounts (1998-2002)
    • Committee on Prototype Limited Liability Company Legislation
      • Co-Chair (1991-1992)
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Banking & Finance Law, Corporate Governance and Compliance Law, Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Mutual Funds Law, Securities Law/Capital Markets Law, Securities Regulation (1995-2018)
    • Phoenix Lawyer of the Year, Corporate Governance and Compliance Law (2013, 2016, 2018)
    • Phoenix Lawyer of the Year, Securities Law/Capital Markets Law (2015)
    • Phoenix Lawyer of the Year, Mergers & Acquisitions Law (2012)
  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business®, Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions (2004-2018)
  • Southwest Super Lawyers®, Mergers & Acquisitions (2007-2018)
  • Ranking Arizona: The Best of Arizona Attorneys, Corporate Law (2010-2011)
  • Lawdragon Top 3000 Leading Lawyers in America (2010-2011)
  • Arizona's Top Lawyers, AzBusiness Magazine (2010)
  • Arizona's Finest Lawyers
  • Who's Who of America's Attorneys
  • BTI Client Service All-Star Team
  • Musical Instrument Museum
    • Board of Directors (2015-present)
  • Notre Dame Law School
    • Advisory Council Member (2017)
  • Sandra Day O'Connor Institute
    • Board Member (2017)
  • Greater Phoenix Leadership
    • Member (2017)
    • Board of Directors (2018)
  • Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce
    • Board Member (2001-2005; 2011-present)
  • Judge Learned Hand Community Service Award, American Jewish Committee (2014)
  • Kevin Kolb’s Pass It 4ward Foundation, Executive Board (2012-2013)
  • St. Joseph the Worker Job Service for the Homeless
    • Founding Board Member (1988-2008)
    • Chairman (1996-2000)
  • Sir Thomas More Award (1999)
  • University of Notre Dame Exemplar Award for Community Service (1997)
  • Fiscal Accountability and Reform Efforts Committee
    • Board Member (1991-1995)
  • Diocesan School Board, Diocese of Phoenix
    • Board Member (1986-1992)
  • Valley Leadership, Class XII (1990-1991)
  • Arizona
  • Supreme Court of Arizona