Matthew A. Martel

Matt Martel has a broad range of experience representing clients in securities litigation, litigation arising from mergers and acquisitions, and government and self-regulatory organization investigations and enforcement actions. He also has substantial experience litigating before bankruptcy courts. Matt represents clients in a broad range of industries, but the majority of his work is for financial institutions, including investment and commercial banks, corporate trustees, investment advisers, broker-dealers, hedge funds, and other private equity funds.

Matt successfully tried a case on behalf of a management buyout group involved in a going private transaction for a financial services firm in which the plaintiffs sought statutory appraisal of their shares. He also represented the indenture trustee in favorable outcomes in federal court actions in which equity holders challenged the trustee's foreclosures on aircraft subject to leases with debtor airlines and obtained a multimillion dollar judgment for a client in the electronics contract manufacturing industry following summary judgment hearing in a bankruptcy court adversary proceeding. In addition, he represented clients, including public companies, hedge funds, investment advisers, and registered representatives, in government and self-regulatory organization inquiries, including internal investigations by the SEC, CFTC, Department of Treasury, Department of Commerce, FINRA, and state securities regulators. [1]