Matthew P. Feeney

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Biography

Matt Feeney's practice is concentrated in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings, SEC reporting and compliance, and corporate governance matters, including advising corporate boards and board committees.

Professional Recognition and Awards

•The Best Lawyers in America, Banking & Finance Law, Corporate Governance and Compliance Law, Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Mutual Funds Law, Securities Law/Capital Markets Law, Securities Regulation (1995-2019)
•Phoenix Lawyer of the Year, Corporate Governance and Compliance Law (2013, 2016, 2018)
•Phoenix Lawyer of the Year, Securities Law/Capital Markets Law (2015)
•Phoenix Lawyer of the Year, Mergers & Acquisitions Law (2012)
•Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions (2004-2018)
•Southwest Super Lawyers, Mergers & Acquisitions (2007-2018)
•Ranking Arizona: The Best of Arizona Attorneys, Corporate Law (2010-2011)
•Lawdragon Top 3000 Leading Lawyers in America (2010-2011)
•Arizona's Top Lawyers, AzBusiness Magazine (2010)
•Arizona's Finest Lawyers
•Who's Who of America's Attorneys
•BTI Client Service All-Star Team

Community Involvement

•Musical Instrument Museum
•Board of Directors (2015-present)
•Notre Dame Law School
•Advisory Council Member (2017-present)
•Sandra Day O'Connor Institute
•Board Member (2017-present)
•Board Vice Chair (2018)
•Greater Phoenix Leadership
•Member (2017)
•Board of Directors (2018)
•Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce
•Board Member (2001-2005; 2011-2017)
•Judge Learned Hand Community Service Award, American Jewish Committee (2014)
•St. Joseph the Worker Job Service for the Homeless
•Founding Board Member (1988-2008)
•Chairman (1996-2000)
•Sir Thomas More Award (1999)
•University of Notre Dame Exemplar Award for Community Service (1997)
•Kevin Kolb’s Pass It 4ward Foundation, Executive Board (2012-2013)
•Fiscal Accountability and Reform Efforts Committee
•Board Member (1991-1995)
•Diocesan School Board, Diocese of Phoenix
•Board Member (1986-1992)
•Valley Leadership, Class XII (1990-1991)

Related News & Events

Aug 15
139 Snell & Wilmer Lawyers Listed as Leaders in Their Fields by The Best Lawyers in America 2019 Eleven Snell & Wilmer attorneys recognized as a 2019 Lawyer of the Year

Jul 03
Snell & Wilmer Chair Matthew P. Feeney Elected to Chair ALAS Board of Directors

May 14
Snell & Wilmer Chair Matthew P. Feeney Appointed to Greater Phoenix Leadership Board of Directors

May 03
Chambers USA 2018 Recognizes Snell & Wilmer in Multiple Categories and Names 46 Attorneys as Leaders in Their Field

Apr 24
Southwest Super Lawyers Recognizes 69 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys in its 2018 Rankings

Oct 25
Snell & Wilmer Chair Matthew P. Feeney Joins Greater Phoenix Leadership

Aug 15
The Best Lawyers in America 2018 Lists 133 Snell & Wilmer Lawyers as Leaders in Their Field

May 31
Chambers USA 2017 Recognizes Snell & Wilmer in Multiple Categories and Names 43 Attorneys

May 10
Sandra Day O’Connor Institute Appoints Snell & Wilmer Chair Matthew P. Feeney to Board of Directors

Apr 12
Southwest Super Lawyers 2017 Recognizes 69 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys

Mar 01
Businesses Take Action - The increasing importance of corporate social responsibility in Business Magazine

Aug 22
Snell & Wilmer Prominently Recognized at the Beus Center for Law and Society - the New Home of the ASU Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law

Aug 15
The Best Lawyers in America 2017 Lists 125 Snell & Wilmer Lawyers As Leaders In Their Field In addition, 15 Snell & Wilmer attorneys recognized as a 2017 “Lawyer of the Year”

May 27
Chambers USA 2016 Recognizes Snell & Wilmer in Multiple Categories and Names 42 Attorneys

May 25
Snell & Wilmer Attorneys Recognized by Who’s Who in Business 2016: Arizona’s Best

Apr 11
Southwest Super Lawyers 2016 Recognizes 73 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys

Jan 01
Leaders Say: Embrace Change, Enhance Diversity, Write (real) Letters & Help Others Of Counsel

Aug 27
U.S. Department of Defense Awards Snell & Wilmer with Freedom Award for Support of Reserve Employees

Aug 17
The Best Lawyers in America 2016 Lists 128 Snell & Wilmer Lawyers as Leaders in their Field In addition, 19 Snell & Wilmer attorneys recognized as a 2016 “Lawyer of the Year”

Jun 29
Arizona Foundation for Legal Services & Education Selects Snell & Wilmer as the 2015 Foundation for Justice Award Recipient

May 19
Chambers USA Recognizes Snell & Wilmer in Multiple Categories and Names 42 Attorneys as Leaders in Their Field

Apr 10
Southwest Super Lawyers 2015 Recognizes 73 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys

Mar 02
Matthew Feeney Assumes Chairmanship of Snell & Wilmer

Dec 31
After Long & Strong Leadership Record, Snell & Wilmer Chair to Step Down Of Counsel

Oct 21
John Bouma to Step Down as Snell & Wilmer Chairman in March 2015 Bouma to remain on firm's executive and compensation committees; Matthew Feeney to assume chairmanship

Aug 18
The Best Lawyers in America 2015 Lists 123 Snell & Wilmer Lawyers as Leaders in Their Field

May 23
Chambers USA Recognizes Snell & Wilmer in Multiple Categories and Names 38 Attorneys as 'Leaders in Their Field'

Mar 05
The American Jewish Committee Honors Snell & Wilmer Partner Matthew Feeney with Judge Learned Hand Community Service Award

Aug 19
The Best Lawyers in America 2014 Recognizes 119 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys as Leaders in Their Field

Aug 12
Super Lawyers 2013 Recognizes 96 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys Also Names 45 Firm Attorneys to the 2013 Rising Stars List

Related Publications

Dec 29
Corporate Communicator - January 2012 Winter 2012 Issue Winter 2012 Issue

Jul 12
Corporate Communicator - Summer 2011 Issue

Jan 05
Corporate Communicator - January 2011 Winter 2011 Issue Winter 2011 Issue

Jan 04
Corporate Communicator - January 2010 Preparation Guide for the Upcoming Annual Report and Proxy Season Preparation Guide for the Upcoming Annual Report and Proxy Season

Oct 03
Forbes: Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. - Trusted Advisors Build Enduring Relationships

Jun 15
Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business 2007

Areas of Practice (10)

  • Capital Markets
  • Corporate and Securities
  • Energy and Power Infrastructure
  • Energy and Utilities
  • Infrastructure Development and Project Finance
  • International
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Non-Profit/Tax-Exempt Organizations
  • Renewable Energy
  • SEC Reporting and Corporate Governance

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
602.382.6239  Phone
www.swlaw.com
University Attended:
University of Notre Dame, B.A., Government and Economics, magna cum laude, 1979
Law School Attended:
Notre Dame Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, 1983
Year of First Admission:
1983
Admission:
Arizona; Supreme Court of Arizona
Memberships:

Professional Memberships and Activities

•Attorneys' Liability Assurance Society, Ltd.
•Board Chair (2018)
•Board Member (2007-2018)
•Audit Committee, Chairman (2010-2015)
•Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, Chairman (2016-2018)
•Arizona Foundation for Legal Services & Education
•President (2008)
•Board Member (2003-2009)
•State Bar of Arizona
•Limited Liability Company Act Subcommittee of the Corporations, Banking and Business Law Section (1991-1992)
•American Bar Association
•Commission on Interest on Lawyer's Trust Accounts (1998-2002)
•Committee on Prototype Limited Liability Company Legislation
•Co-Chair (1991-1992)

Birth Information:
St. Louis, Missouri, May 28, 1957
ISLN:
907491178
Transactions:
Representative Transactions: Securities Offerings & Related Transactions: Represented publicly held companies in public and private offerings of several billion dollars of secured debt, senior debt, and subordinated debt; Represented publicly held companies in public offerings of several billion dollars of common stock and preferred stock; Mergers & Acquisitions: Represented publicly held software company in $287 million sale to publicly held purchaser; Represented sellers in $150 million sale of bakery to publicly held strategic purchaser; Represented computer reseller in multiple Chapter 11 bankruptcy-related division sale transactions having aggregate value of $120 million; Represented sellers in $140 million sale of injection molding company to publicly held strategic purchaser; Represented publicly held computer reseller in multiple acquisitions involving cash and stock; Represented publicly held solid waste management company in multiple roll-up acquisitions of solid waste collection companies; Represented publicly held corporation in $85 million sale of a subsidiary engaged in internet-related businesses; Represented sellers in sale of software company to publicly held strategic purchaser; Represented publicly held corporation in its acquisition of a private company that owned key intellectual property rights; Represented the largest limited partner in the Phoenix Suns NBA franchise in connection with the sale of its limited partnership interest; Represented seller in sale of mutual funds to a public corporation; Represented injection molding company in connection with the sale of several of its divisions, with an aggregate value of $83 million, including a sale to a management-led group; Energy-Related Matters: Represented utility in $4 billion solar energy purchase power agreement; Represented utility in $215 million sale of Nevada-based power plant; Represented utility in $200 million acquisition of Arizona-based power plant; Represented seller in $16 million sale of manufacturer of nuclear waste storage and transportation casks; Represented publicly held corporation in $45 million sale of energy services company; Represented nuclear utilities in sale-leaseback transactions involving nuclear power plants; Represented merchant generator and utility in connection with combustion turbine purchases and long-term service agreements for combustion turbine maintenance, with an aggregate value of several hundred million dollars; Corporate Governance & Related Matters: Frequent speaker on corporate governance issues; Represented independent directors of publicly held corporation in connection with a going-private transaction; Represented audit committee of bank, a subsidiary of a publicly held corporation, in connection with various disclosure and director liability issues arising out of regulatory proceedings; Represented independent directors of publicly held corporation in connection with issues arising out of prior corporate transactions with the Chief Executive Officer; Represented private corporation in the restructuring of its domestic and international corporate organization to establish clear governance structure and to minimize enterprise liability

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