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Matthew M. Robbins is a transactional and business law attorney with experience in mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital transactions, securities offerings and counseling boards on corporate governance, financial and transactional matters. Matt has represented buyers and sellers in a number of transactions, including leveraged buyouts, stock and asset purchases, mergers, recapitalizations and securities offerings.


  • Mergers and acquisitions, including leveraged buyouts
  • Corporate and securities
  • Private equity and venture capital
  • Corporate governance
  • Securities offerings
  • General corporate and business law



  • Representation of private equity and venture capital funds in leveraged buyout and recapitalization transactions.
  • Representation of companies in mergers, acquisitions, sales, securities offerings and joint ventures.
  • Counsel to businesses and shareholders with respect to transactional matters, corporate governance, fiduciary duties and SEC reporting and compliance.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Selected, Fort Lauderdale Illustrated, "Top Lawyers - Corporate Law," 2020-2021, 2023
  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Florida Super Lawyers, "Rising Star," 2009-2010, 2012-2016
  • Listed, South Florida Legal Guide, "Top Lawyer," 2014-2016
  • Selected, Daily Business Review, "Top Dealmaker of the Year – Land Category," 2015
  • Member, Winning Team, ACG New York Champion’s Awards, Deal of the Year (over $500mm); Cross-border Transaction of the Year (over $250mm) for $1.8 billion Acquisition of MacDermid, Inc. by Platform Acquisition Holdings Limited, 2014
  • Member, Winning Team, "M&A Deal of the Year (Over $1 Billion to $5 Billion)" for Platform Specialty Products Corporation (f/k/a Platform Acquisition Holdings Limited) acquisition of MacDermid, Incorporated and related entities, The M&A Advisor’s 6th Annual International M&A Awards, 2014
  • Team Member, Corporate Board Member magazine and FTI Consulting Inc., one of "America’s Best Corporate Law Firms," 13th Annual Legal Industry Study, 2013
  • Listed, South Florida Legal Guide, "Top Up & Comers," 2009-2013
  • Member, The Florida Bar
  • Member, Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Member, Leadership Fort Lauderdale, Class XII


  • J.D., Boston College Law School, 2001
    • Recipient, Presidential Scholarship
  • B.A., magna cum laude, Brandeis University, 1998
    • Pi Sigma Alpha, Sigma Omega chapter - National Political Science Honor Society
    • High Honors in Politics (Thesis: "Nominating Presidents: Money, Front-Loading and Other Aspects of the Primary Dominated System")
  • Florida
  • Massachusetts