Matthew Block

Matthew Block: Attorney with Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP
  • Partner at Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP (437 Attorneys)
  • 999 Peachtree Street, N.E., Atlanta, GA 30309-3996
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Biography

Matt is a trusted business and legal adviser to companies and entrepreneurs, providing practical guidance and counseling while remaining sharply focused on his clients’ needs and objectives. His clients include leaders in the automotive, telecommunications, technology and media sectors. Matt has a broad-based corporate practice and represents companies and investors in connection with their most critical and strategic transactions. He has negotiated and closed numerous mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, growth equity investments, service and licensing arrangements and other strategic transactions.

Matt also provides outside general counsel to both early-stage and mature private companies and assists with strategic planning and corporate initiatives, corporate governance, compliance matters, dispute avoidance and resolution, and a wide array of commercial agreements.

Matt began his legal career as a litigator at an international law firm where he represented automotive and other manufacturers in high-exposure product liability cases and other complex disputes.

Awards and Rankings

Selected for inclusion in Georgia Super Lawyers “Rising Stars”

Recognized by The Legal 500 United States in the area of mergers and acquisitions: middle-market (2016)

Experience

Represented Cox Enterprises in the sale of a majority stake in Cox Media Group's television stations to Apollo Global Management.
Represented Cox Media Group in its sale of the businesses of Cox Target Media to Platinum Equity.
Represented client in its strategic investment in a leading provider of high-bandwidth, fiber-based communications networks and related services.
Represented Manheim in its acquisition of Dealer Services Corporation and subsequent merger with Manheim Automotive Financial Services to create NextGear Capital, the world’s leading independent floor plan company.
Represented Autotrader.com in numerous strategic transactions, including its acquisitions of Kelley Blue Book and vAuto.
Represented Cox Communications in its acquisition of EasyTEL Communications, a provider of voice, data and video services to commercial customers in the Tulsa, Oklahoma, market.
Represented client in its strategic investment in one of the largest privately owned wireless telecommunications infrastructure companies in the United States.
Represented client in its investment in an international data center provider that serves cable operators, content providers and wireless carriers.
Represented Manheim in connection with the development of Go Auto Exchange.
Represented client in connection with its strategic investment in a leading auto finance company.
Represented Manheim in its acquisition of Ready Auto Transport, a leading automobile transport company.
Represented client in connection with its equity investment in one of the largest privately-held data center operators in the United States.
Represented large media company and its affiliates in several transactions for the sale of daily and community newspapers in three states.
Represented Cox Target Media in its acquisition of Savings.com.
Represented Cox Communications in the sale of multiple cable television systems serving approximately 950,000 subscribers in eight states to Suddenlink Communications.
Represented private equity firm Oak Hill Capital Partners in connection with its acquisitions of eight television stations from Fox Television and nine television stations from The New York Times Company.
Represented Insight Communications in its sale to Time Warner Cable.
Represented cable operator in connection with the sale of cable systems serving 55,000 subscribers in five states.
Represented a large media company in the sale of its newspapers and related media assets in Texas.
Represented Unite Private Networks in its acquisition of former Level 3 metro network assets in Albuquerque, New Mexico from CenturyLink.
Represented a large media company in the sale of two Florida newspapers and related assets.

Areas of Practice (9)

  • Corporate
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Private Equity
  • Antitrust
  • Securities & Corporate Governance
  • Automotive
  • Technology
  • Media & Telecommunications Transactions
  • Outsourcing & Procurement

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
University Attended:
University of Michigan, B.A.
Law School Attended:
University of Michigan Law School, J.D., cum laude
Year of First Admission:
1994
Admission:
1994, Georgia
Memberships:

Professional Activities
Member, Section on Business Law, Committee on Mergers and Acquisitions, Committee on Private Equity M&A, Committee on Antitrust Law, Subcommittee on M&A Market Trends, Forum on Communications Law, American Bar Association
Member, Corporate Counsel Section, Business and Finance Section, Atlanta Bar Association
Member, Business Law Section, State Bar of Georgia
Member, Advisory Committee, Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta

ISLN:
900021198

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