Matthew A. Weinbaum

Director
Bar/Court Admissions
  • Pennsylvania
  • New York
Education
  • J.D., with honors in International Law, Case Western Reserve University School of Law, 2008
  • M.Sc., with merit in Global Politics, London School of Economics and Political Science, 2005
  • B.A., with distinction in Political Science, University of Michigan, 2003

Matt is an attorney with extensive experience advising investors, companies and executive teams across all stages of the corporate lifecycle, with a specialization in guiding clients through important early-stage transactions that provide foundational and growth capital to emerging companies.

His clients operate in and/or invest in a diverse array of industries, ranging from robotics to the agricultural sciences, artificial intelligence, biotechnology, autonomous vehicles, digital media and beyond.

Prior to joining Cohen & Grigsby, Matt was assistant general counsel and senior investigator at the Mintz Group in New York, a corporate intelligence and investigations firm. Matt began his career in the project finance group at Chadbourne & Parke LLP in New York.

Representative Matters

Selected Venture Capital Transactions

  • Represented robotics company in connection with all corporate and financing needs, including conversion from a Pennsylvania limited liability company to a Delaware C corporation, original issuance and conversion of approximately $2mm of convertible notes, and negotiation and close of initial tranche of ~$27mm Series A financing.
  • Represented digital technology company with all corporate and financing needs, including conversion from a Pennsylvania limited liability company to a Delaware C corporation, issuance of convertible notes, and negotiation and close of Series A financing round.
  • Represented autonomous vehicle company in connection with all corporate and financing needs, including ~$5.5 million Series Seed financing round.
  • Represented real estate technology company in connection with all corporate and financing needs, including initial convertible note financing, conversion of Pennsylvania LLC to a Delaware C. corporation, ~$1.5 million Series Seed financing, ~$2.5 million Series Seed Prime financing, and $4 million Series A financing.
  • Represented ‘super angel’ investor with respect to multiple Series Seed, Series A, Series B and Series C financings in various emerging growth companies.
  • Represented agricultural technology company in connection with all corporate and financing needs, including convertible note financing, $1.3 million Series Seed financing round and various employment matters.
  • Represented strategic investor in approximately $25mm Series A investment in robotics company.

Selected M&A Transactions

  • Represented publicly traded technology company in debt financing and follow-on $16 million acquisition (consisting of approximately $13.5 million in cash and $2.5 million in stock of the acquirer) of 100% of the target’s capital stock.
  • Represented software business developer and consultancy in connection with it’s approximately ~$14mm merger into a publicly traded information technology, consulting and system integration company.
  • Represented Texas-based robotics company in ~$15 million acquisition of 100% of the capital stock of a Pennsylvania technology company.
  • Represented international conglomerate in ~$65 million acquisition of US-based manufacturing company.
  • Represented Pennsylvania manufacturer servicing the mining industry in joint venture with a technology company to develop new product line.
  • Represented sellers and purchasers in multiple asset and stock acquisitions valued at $1 million or less.

Selected Private Equity Transactions

  • Represented private equity fund in multi-million dollar strategic purchase of assets of New Jersey-based technology packaging company.
  • Represented private equity fund in up to a $10 million structured equity investment in a limited liability company established to purchase residual interests from independent sales organizations in the credit card payment industry.*
  • Represented private equity fund in $2.5 million investment in subordinated debt of Australian corporation.*
  • Represented private equity fund in up to a $12.5 million structured equity investment in a limited liability company established to purchase equity interests in a limited partnership that maintains and manages a multi-store home furnishing business.*
  • Represented private equity fund in a $1.5 million structured equity investment in a homebuilder’s holding company with the intent of providing financing for new home construction.*
  • Represented renewable energy private equity fund in the financing of a $10 million working capital facility for a developer’s biodiesel facility.*

*Matters handled while at prior law firm.

  • Co-Author, “The Risks of Greasing the Wheel,” Journal of International Peace Operations, March-April 2009
  • Author, “Implications of Automotive Emission Restrictions in California,” Federalism-E, February 2004
    • J.D., with honors in International Law, Case Western Reserve University School of Law, 2008
      • Senior Editor, Canada-United States Law Journal
    • M.Sc., with merit in Global Politics, London School of Economics and Political Science, 2005
    • B.A., with distinction in Political Science, University of Michigan, 2003
      • Minors in the Environment and History
      • Study Abroad: Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel (2000) and University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia (2002)