Matt Brown is a corporate, securities and banking attorney whose practice encompasses a broad range of business matters, including corporate governance, securities offerings and regulation, mergers and acquisitions, lending transactions, regulatory compliance, franchising, and contract drafting and negotiation. He currently serves as the leader of the firm’s Banking and Financial Institutions Group.
Matt regularly advises directors, officers and managers about their fiduciary duties; incorporates, forms and organizes new business entities; and negotiates and drafts operating agreements, limited partnership agreements¸ bylaws, shareholders agreements, committee charters and codes of ethics.
Matt also routinely counsels public and private banks, bank holding companies, insurance companies and oil and gas companies in public and private equity and debt (secured, unsecured, senior and subordinated) offerings, tender offers, private equity and venture capital investments, recapitalizations and other regulatory and compliance issues. He also counsels brokers, dealers, investment companies and investment advisors in various regulatory and business matters.
Additionally, he represents public and private banks and bank holding companies in acquisitions and sales, lending transactions, corporate governance, regulatory compliance and litigation. His experience includes negotiating and drafting merger, stock purchase, asset purchase and share acquisition agreements; drafting and reviewing loan agreements, notes, security agreements, guaranty agreements, intercreditor and subordination agreements, and loan modification agreements; and defending claims against and prosecuting actions by banks and bank holding companies.
Matt also serves as Oklahoma local counsel to national and regional businesses in connection with the issuance of equity and debt securities, syndicated loans and real estate acquisitions and divestitures. In this role, he provides legal opinions and advises these businesses regarding the proper methods of perfecting security interests in all forms of collateral, including real property, tangible personal property (including inventory, equipment, farm products and aircraft) and intangible personal property (including patents, trademarks and licenses).
Matt represents franchisors and franchisees as well. He assists franchisors with organizing and structuring franchise, licensing and other distribution programs; negotiating and preparing complex franchise disclosure documents and franchise agreements; complying with franchise disclosure, registration and renewal laws; and terminating franchisees. He assists franchisors and franchisees with preventing and resolving franchise disputes and navigating other corporate and business matters.
Matt’s achievements have earned him inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America (banking and finance law; corporate law; mergers and acquisitions law) and Oklahoma Super Lawyers’ list of “Oklahoma Rising Stars,” which recognizes the state’s top up-and-coming attorneys.