Matthew A. Posthuma

Chicago,  IL  U.S.A.
Phone+1 312 701 8437

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Practice Areas

  • Banking & Finance
  • Emerging Markets
  • Islamic Finance
  • Corporate & Securities
  • Financial Institutions M&A
  • Private Equity / Venture Capital
  • Real Estate Capital Markets
  • Financial Services Regulatory & Enforcement
  • Investment Management
  • India
  • Latin America
  • Private Investment Funds
Contact InfoTelephone: +1 312 701 8437
Fax: +1 312 706 8188
University University of Michigan, A.B., with highest distinction, 1991
Law SchoolHarvard Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1994
Admitted1994, Illinois


AYSO Soccer Coach, 2010-Present

Village of Hinsdale Finance Commission, 2009-Present

Corporate Secretary and Member of the Board of Directors, Apollo Chorus of Chicago, 2003-2008

LanguagesEnglish; Portuguese; Spanish

Matt Posthuma is a corporate partner who focuses on the formation of private investment funds and other transactions involving real estate companies, asset managers and financial institutions worldwide.

Matt handles open- and closed-end funds with a wide range of investment strategies, such as real estate (including core, value-added and opportunistic), private equity, infrastructure, debt, hedge, global and foreign country funds. He also has expertise in joint ventures, separate accounts, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital and other corporate and securities transactions.

Matt dedicates a significant portion of his practice to funds and other investments in Brazil, Mexico and other parts of Latin America. He speaks Spanish and basic Portuguese.

Matt is a recommended lawyer in the Legal 500 USA rankings for Investment Fund Formation and Management - Private Equity Funds, where clients described him as “very practical, timely and easy to work with.” He is also a recommended lawyer in the Legal 500 Latin America rankings for Corporate and M&A, where he is “well regarded for private equity and real estate investment transactions.” In addition, Matt has been selected as an “Illinois Super Lawyer” by Law & Politics and Chicago magazines. He joined Mayer Brown in 1994.

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Matthew A. Posthuma

71 S. Wacker Drive
ChicagoIL 60606


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