Lowenstein Sandler Adds Venture Capital Lawyer Matt Kirmayer in Palo Alto

Palo Alto, November 11, 2010 – Lowenstein Sandler welcomes Matt Kirmayer to the firm as a Member based in its Silicon Valley office in Palo Alto. He joins Lowenstein Sandler’s Tech Group, a national leader in the representation of venture backed companies and their investors. He had been a partner at Mintz Levin in Palo Alto.

Matt represents emerging tech companies and venture capital and private equity funds in the digital media, wireless, clean tech and life sciences sectors. “Matt has 25 years of experience as a deal lawyer and has done hundreds of venture deals and M&A transactions. We’ve been opposite Matt in the past and are delighted to have him as the third deal lawyer we’ve added to our Palo Alto office in the past four months,” said Ed Zimmerman, Chair of Lowenstein Sandler’s Tech Group. “Matt’s involvement at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business and his work with Astia are entirely consistent with Lowenstein’s approach to supporting the tech ecosystem in our core markets.”

Lowenstein Sandler’s Tech Group represents venture, private equity and angel investors as well as the companies they finance in digital media, software, clean tech, life science, financial services and nanotech sectors.

Matt Kirmayer said “Lowenstein Sandler’s reputation and network in the venture community, and their commitment to the growth in this region make them a perfect fit for lawyers like me. I am very excited to have the opportunity to participate in the growth of this practice and Lowenstein’s Palo Alto office.”

Lowenstein Sandler also recently announced the addition of renowned white collar defense attorney Ira Lee (“Ike”) Sorkin, securities litigator Donald Corbett, and insurance litigator Joseph Jean, all of whom joined as Members in the firm’s New York office.

“The addition of Matt in Palo Alto, and Ike, Don and Joe in New York, reflects the firm’s strategy of accelerating growth both geographically and in several key practice areas,” said Lowenstein Sandler Managing Director Gary M. Wingens. “We are pleased to have such talented attorneys as part of Lowenstein Sandler’s expanding East and West Coast practices and look forward to the contributions they will make to our clients and our team.”

About Lowenstein Sandler

Lowenstein Sandler PC is a nationally recognized corporate law firm with offices in New York, Palo Alto and Roseland, and approximately 250 attorneys providing a full range of legal services. The firm’s commitment to its clients is demonstrated through its client-centered, service-oriented culture. Lowenstein Sandler attorneys are regularly recognized for excellence by clients and peers in national publications, including The Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and The Legal 500.

For more information, please visit www.lowenstein.com.

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