Matt Jann, a Partner and Co-chair of Glaser Weil’s Corporate Department, maintains a broad corporate transactional practice with a focus on the purchase and sale of businesses and securities.
Matt is experienced in all aspects of the purchase and sale process beginning with due diligence and the preparation of letters of intent, to the negotiation and documentation of purchase agreements and ancillary transaction documents, to the review and preparation of fairness opinions, and finally to post-closing dispute resolution.
Matt has represented clients in the successful purchase and sale of businesses in a wide range of industries, including medical practices, construction, traditional and green energy, manufacturing, environmental systems, IT services, real estate holdings, sports and entertainment, food and liquor manufacturing and wholesaling, e-commerce, and ad-tech and marketing services.
In addition to his mergers and acquisitions practice, Matt regularly acts as outside corporate counsel assisting clients with the negotiation and documentation of key business agreements and governance matters, including agreements detailing partner and shareholder rights, loans and security interests, employment, non-competition, confidentiality, and commercial terms and conditions. He is also Co-Chair of the Firm's Pro Bono Committee and a Meritas Emerging Leader Program representative.
Matt received his law degree, magna cum laude, from Marquette University Law School and his bachelor’s degree, cum laude, from California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo.
During law school, Matt served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Diane S. Sykes of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and to the Honorable Chief Judge Charles N. Clevert, Jr. of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin. Matt also held several positions within the law school, including research assistant to Dean Joseph D. Kearney, Articles Editor for the Marquette Law Review, and leader in the law school’s Academic Success Program where he facilitated 1L students’ review of civil procedure and torts.
Matt is a proud recipient of the Eagle Scout Award from the Boy Scouts of America.
Represented an energy services company in the acquisition of numerous construction companies and a to-be-built photovoltaic project covering several sites Southern California.
Represented an investor in the purchase of a significant stake in an e-commerce company, including the negotiation and documentation of the purchase agreement and investors’ rights agreements.
Represented a venture capital firm regarding its preparation of fairness opinions in connection with a corporate reorganization and a tender offer made by the management team of a public company.
Represented a multi-state ophthalmology and laser eye surgery practice in the acquisition of a new loan facility, including the preparation of ancillary loan documents and the clean-up of corporate books and records for seventeen separate professional corporations and limited liability companies.
Association for Corporate Growth (ACG)
American Bar Association
Business Law Section
Mergers & Acquisitions Committee
Alpha Sigma Nu
Bet Tzedek, Pro Bono Volunteer
Marquette University Law School’s Woolsack Society
Honors & Awards
“Leaders of Influence: 2022 Thriving in Their 40s,” Los Angeles Business Journal
Southern California Rising Stars, Super Lawyers, 2016, 2021
Eagle Scout Award, Boy Scouts of America
Co-author, California Practice Guide: Corporations (2022 Edition), The Rutter Group, a Division of Thomson Reuters, October 2022
Co-author, California Practice Guide: Pass-Through Entities (2022 Edition), The Rutter Group, a Division of Thomson Reuters, October 2022
“Electronic Signatures: The Law is Catching Up,” February 13, 2015