In its profile, Variety commended Matt for his “significant role in MGM’s US$8.45 billion sale to Amazon” where he represented Mark Burnett, the 94-year-old studio’s co-chairman and largest individual equity holder. He was additionally noted for his representation of Words + Pictures co-founder Connor Schell, as well as the co-founders and minority equity holders of 44 Blue Production and Dorsey Pictures, in the formation of The North Road Company. He was further cited for handling the sale of Conan O’Brien’s podcast network, digital media business and Team Coco brand to SiriusXM and the Raine Group’s sale of Thrill One Sports & Enter¬tainment to Fertitta Capital.
Matt is co-leader of the firmwide Entertainment, Sports and Media industry group. He represents entertainment companies and sources of capital in complex M&A and financing transactions, as well as general corporate matters. He also represents entertainment companies, and other similar parties, in a wide variety of industry-focused commercial transactions.