Matthew I. Hafter Esq.

Thompson Coburn LLP
Hafter, Matthew I.

Matt Hafter is a partner in the Chicago office of Thompson Coburn LLP.  Matt draws on his wide-ranging corporate law background to guide entrepreneurs toward growth and success at each stage of their business. Matt often serves as outside general counsel to his clients to help them address business challenges and develop creative and practical solutions. Using an array of legal tools, Matt structures and negotiates business arrangements that closely align with and advance his clients' overall business strategies.
At the foundation of his practice, Matt works with entities involved in mergers and acquisitions, venture capital and private equity transactions. His diverse transactional experience includes developing and commercializing technology, purchasing goods and services, building intellectual property protection programs, securities offerings and compliance, crafting competition and equity incentives for service providers, and other complex partnering and licensing arrangements.
He received his B.Mus.A. from the University of Michigan and his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School.

Mr. Hafter is co-author of Bloomberg BNA Corporate Practice Portfolio Series No. 7-3d, Corporate Stock Repurchases and Going Private.  This portfolio volume summarizes the basic legal rules and practical considerations applicable to equity securities repurchase transactions under state law and federal securities laws, and briefly summarizes relevant federal tax law considerations. The portfolio outlines the business reasons for such transactions, the state law limitations based upon impairment of capital, federal securities law disclosure issues, and judicial decisions affecting "going private" transactions.