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Matthew J. Moisan

885 Third Avenue
Sixteenth Floor
New York, New York 10022
Phone:  212.634.5011
Fax:  212.634.5095

Biography

Matthew represents companies in all stages of development, with a particular focus on founding entrepreneurs, tech startups and emerging growth companies.

Matthew's clients include companies across a variety of industries, including consumer internet and software, e-commerce, consumer products, digital media, advertising and marketing, enterprise software, fintech, and retail. He has advised numerous companies from inception through venture capital fundraising to eight-figure annual revenues or acquisition.

Additionally, Matthew serves as general counsel for a variety of entities assisting in commercial contract negotiation and management. In this role, Matthew aggressively negotiates on behalf of, and counsels his clients as an attorney and a strategic business partner.

Classes and Seminars Taught

  • Professor, Business Law at the New School

Published Works

  • How Note Financing Can Benefit Your Startup, Forbes, October 2018
  • Simple Agreement for Future Equity - The SAFE Explained, Preferred Returns, American Bar Association, Fall 2018
  • Alternative Financing Tools For Early-Stage Companies, Forbes, April 2018
  • What You Need To Know About Vesting Acceleration, Forbes, May 2018
  • What's The Difference Between Restricted Stock And Stock Options?, Forbes, July 2018
  • Whats Hiding in Your Convertible Note, Preferred Returns, American Bar Association, Fall 2017
  • A Look at the Publication Requirement in New York Limited Liability Company Law, Touro Law Review, July 2015

Legal Experience

  • LeClairRyan, New York City, New York, 2018 - present
  • Moisan Legal P.C., New York City, New York, 2013 - 2018
  • Certilman Balin Adler & Hyman, East Meadow, New York 2010 - 2013

Memberships and Affiliations

  • New York State Bar Association, Chairman of the Business Organizations Law Committee
  • American Bar Association
  • Baby Bathwater Institute
  • Young Entrepreneurs Council
  • Forbes New York Business Counsel
  • Soho House, Co-Chair of the Entrepreneurship Club
  • Mentor, New York City Economic Development Corporation

Distinctions

  • New York Metro Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2014 - 2018

Education

  • B.A., Psychology, Boston University, 2005
  • J.D., cum laude, Touro College, Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, 2008, Willem C. Vis International Moot Court Team

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 2009