Pepper Hamilton Expands Boston Office: Matthew S. Gilman to Help Grow Corporate and Securities Practice

US Law Firm Newswire

Boston, MA – September 19, 2007 – Pepper Hamilton LLP announced that it has expanded its Boston office with the addition of Matthew S. Gilman, a corporate and securities lawyer, as a partner. He will assist in the growth and development of the firm’s corporate and securities practice in the Boston office.

Mr. Gilman has extensive experience in public company securities law compliance, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, dissident stockholder activities and contests for corporate control, corporate finance and general corporate law. He represents publicly and privately held corporations, emerging growth companies and entrepreneurs in the start-up and development stages of business across a wide range of industries, including technology, life sciences, services and manufacturing.

Mr. Gilman recently served as counsel to a leading women’s health/medical imaging company in a high-profile, $6 billion public company merger, and Massachusetts counsel to a $600 million publicly traded restaurant chain in its sale to a private equity firm. Working closely with university entrepreneurship programs, he also serves as a lecturer, mentor and advisor to entrepreneurs.

“Matt is an excellent lawyer and a strategic complement to our practice in Boston, which focuses on private equity, venture capital and a variety of industries, including life sciences, electronics, software, information technology and alternative energy,” said Robert E. Heideck, Pepper’s executive partner.

He continued, “He and Steve London, who joined us in April, practiced together for many years at another Boston law firm, and they will continue as a team at Pepper to help lead the growth of the Boston office, develop new business opportunities, serve clients, assist other lawyers with sophisticated transactions, and train associates. We’re happy to welcome Matt to the firm.”

Mr. Gilman joined Pepper from Brown Rudnick Berlack Israels LLP in Boston, where he was a partner in that firm’s corporate group.

“I am very excited to join Pepper and its growing office in Boston,” said Mr. Gilman. “Our teamwork approach, coupled with Pepper’s well-developed platform and capabilities, positions us to provide clients with the highest level of service. The support, resources and experience of Pepper’s lawyers throughout the country will greatly enhance the success of our efforts in the Boston office.”

Mr. Gilman is a graduate of George Washington University (B.A. 1992) and the University of Maryland School of Law (J.D. 1996).

About Pepper Hamilton

Pepper Hamilton LLP ( is a multi-practice law firm with more than 475 lawyers in seven states and the District of Columbia. The firm provides corporate, litigation and regulatory legal services to leading businesses, governmental entities, nonprofit organizations and individuals throughout the nation and the world. The firm was founded in 1890.

Pepper’s Boston office opened in October 2006. Lawyers in the office have particular depth in corporate and securities, tax, patent litigation and other intellectual property matters. In the corporate and tax area, Pepper’s Boston lawyers have long experience representing private equity firms, public companies and businesses in the life sciences. The firm’s intellectual property experience covers a wide range of technologies, including electronics, telecommunications, digital imaging, networking and software.

Pepper’s Corporate and Securities Practice Group provides advice to private equity and venture capital firms, public and private companies, and entrepreneurs in connection with all types of transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, public and private securities offerings, venture capital and other financing transactions, joint ventures and partnering arrangements, restructurings and reorganizations.

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