Pepper Hamilton Expands Delaware Corporte Practice

Wilmington, Del. (LAWFUEL) – August 12, 2008 – Pepper Hamilton LLP announced that Matthew M. Greenberg, a Delaware corporate and securities lawyer, has joined the firm as a partner in the Wilmington office.

Mr. Greenberg focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and securities, and Delaware corporate and alternative entity law. He represents clients in public and private transactions, including mergers, sales and acquisitions of subsidiaries and divisions, joint ventures, recapitalizations, and asset sales in connection with bankruptcy proceedings. He counsels clients in public and private debt and equity securities offerings, exchange offers, consent solicitations and other securities transactions. He also counsels clients on fiduciary duties and corporate governance matters related to Delaware corporations, limited partnerships and limited liability companies.

“Matt has a diverse corporate practice and experience in handling significant M&A and securities engagements, in addition to a specialized Delaware corporate law knowledge,” said David B. Stratton, the partner in charge of Pepper Hamilton’s Wilmington office. “He also is a leader in the Delaware bar, providing countless hours of service to community outreach and other programs. We are delighted to welcome him to Pepper.”

Mr. Greenberg joined Pepper Hamilton from Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP in Wilmington, where he was a partner. He started his legal career at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.

Noting that Pepper Hamilton’s 100-lawyer Corporate and Securities Practice Group will provide him and his clients with tremendous resources, Mr. Greenberg said, “The strength of that firm-wide group and the talent here in the Wilmington office are extremely attractive. I am excited to join the firm.”

Dedicated to bar and community activities, Mr. Greenberg is an active member of the Delaware State Bar Association (DSBA), of which he is vice president at-large. He also is co-chair of the DSBA’s Community Service Committee and chair of the association’s Governance & Bylaws Committee, as well as a member of the Alternative Entity Subcommittee of the DSBA’s Corporation Law Council, which is responsible for drafting amendments to the Delaware statutes governing limited liability companies, limited partnerships and partnerships.

In addition, he serves on the board of the Delaware Lawyers Assistance Program, a member service of the DSBA that confidentially helps judges and lawyers with substance abuse, dependence and/or mental and physical health problems, and assists with the administration of the DSBA’s annual Race Judicata 5K footrace, which benefits local charities. He also provides services to the American Inns of Court Foundation.

Mr. Greenberg received his law degree from American University, Washington College of Law (J.D. 1996) and his undergraduate degree from Trinity College in Hartford, Conn. (B.A. 1991).

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