- Investment Management
- Mergers & Acquisitions
|University ||University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.A., Religious Studies, 1998; Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, M.A., Old Testament Studies, summa cum laude, 2003; Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, M.A., New Testament Studies, magna cum laude, 2003|
|Law School||University of Georgia School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2008|
|Admitted||2008, North Carolina|
Matt Chambers is a member of Kilpatrick Townsend's Investment Management practice group, where he focuses on representing mutual funds. He provides counsel and business advice to mutual funds and investment advisers to mutual funds with respect to SEC filings, compliance, regulatory exams, corporate governance and disclosure matters on a regular basis. He routinely represents stand-alone trusts and series trusts, and also serves as adviser counsel to investment advisers of series trust funds.
Mr. Chambers has provided counsel to clients in every stage of the mutual fund life cycle, from assisting in the organization of funds and their trusts, drafting and finalizing registration statement filings with the SEC, establishing counterparty agreements with distribution platforms and other service providers to mutual funds, participating in board of trustees meetings and providing ongoing counsel with respect to regulatory developments and other relevant legal matters, and assisting funds and their investment advisers with reorganizations, ownership and trustee transitions, asset sales and mergers, which have ranged in size from $1 million to $400 million.
He also advises unregistered funds, both U.S.-based and offshore, including hedge funds, funds of funds, private equity funds, venture capital funds and real estate funds, and provides regular counsel on private placement memorandum (PPM) and related offering documentation, as well as blue sky and corporate law issues. He also assists clients with ongoing SEC reporting, including matters related to and required investment adviser filings.
Mr. Chambers also has experience representing investment advisers and broker-dealers with:
· Initial registration with the SEC, and maintaining ongoing registration;
· Ongoing required filings (e.g., Form ADV and Form PF)
· Establishing and maintaining compliance programs;
· Regulatory exams and related communications with regulators;
· SEC investigation and enforcement matters;
· Matters related to shareholder activism, including proxy contests;
· beneficial ownership reporting (e.g., Schedule 13Ds and 13Gs, Form 4's); and
· compliance with requirements of non-SEC regulators (e.g., CFTC and FINRA)
Mr. Chambers regularly participates in speaking engagements on securities and compliance matters for industry groups, including the National Society of Compliance Professionals.
Mr. Chambers was recognized in the 2013 edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business.
Prior to entering the legal profession, Mr. Chambers pursued graduate studies in religion, culminating in two years of doctoral studies at Emory University's Graduate Division of Religion.
Professional & Community Activities
88.5 WFDD - The NPR News and Triad Arts Station, Community Advisory Board, Chair
Georgia Law Review, Former Articles Editor
Worked on teams handling the following matters:
Representation of investment adviser and mutual fund family, Ongoing representation of multi-billion dollar investment manager with specialized focus on 401(k) products; and ongoing representation of related mutual fund family.
Proxy contest to elect insurgent nominees to board of directors of publicly held banking company, Represented Schaller Equity Partners, a private investment partnership, and a coalition of insurgent shareholders formed by it, in a successful proxy contest against Cardinal Bankshares Corporation (Nasdaq: CDBK), the publicly-held holding company of the Bank of Floyd, to elect several new members to Cardinal's Board of Directors and to unseat Cardinal's entrenched Chairman and CEO.
*Experience gained by attorney prior to joining Kilpatrick Townsend
(Also at Winston-Salem Office)
Documents by this lawyer on Martindale.com
SEC Provides No-Action Relief for M&A Brokers
Matthew S. Chambers,Paul J. Foley,Katherine A. McCurry,Jeffrey T. Skinner,Thomas W. Steed, March 6, 2014
On January 31, the staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) issued a no-action letter (“No-Action Letter”)  permitting an “M&A Broker”, under certain circumstances, to facilitate mergers, acquisitions, business sales, and business combinations...
SEC Releases 2014 Exam Priorities
Matthew S. Chambers,Paul J. Foley,Andrew B. Sachs,Jeffrey T. Skinner, January 17, 2014
On January 9, 2014, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) announced its 2014 examination priorities (the “Exam Priorities”) as part of the SEC’s National Examination Program (the “NEP”) to foster communication with both investors and registered...
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