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Matthew S. Parrish Partner

Matt is a partner in Calfee’s M&A, Corporate, and Securities & Capital Markets practice groups.  His practice focuses primarily on transactions that involve the financing, capitalization, purchase, and sale of businesses.  Matt serves publicly-traded and privately-held clients ranging from global financial service companies to middle market and early-stage high growth companies that operate in the manufacturing, consumer products, finance, and entertainment industries.

Matt has helped clients navigate a range of M&A and capital market transactions in domestic and cross-border deals. He led the team that represented an industry pioneer and leading manufacturer of automotive safety technology in an M&A transaction which resulted in Matt being recognized as dealmaker of the month by DealMakers Monthly magazine, an international business publication that recognizes the leading deal makers across the world in merger and acquisition transactions. Matt’s work representing clients in the entertainment industry resulted in him being recognized as a Leading Entertainment Lawyer by Newsweek Magazine in 2012. For a list of Matt’s recent representative transactions, please click here.

He is a regular presenter at seminars and is the author of numerous publications on M&A and capital market topics, including financial statement preparation and analysis, managing funds in the Dodd-Frank era, and advanced merger and acquisition techniques. For a list of Matt’s recent speaking and writing engagements, please click here.

Matt has been a member of the Cincinnati legal community for more than twenty years, both as a member of prestigious Cincinnati law firms and as in-house counsel for a global consumer products company headquartered in Cincinnati. He joined Calfee as a partner in 2012.

Matt graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. from Kent State University and earned his J.D. from the University of Cincinnati College of Law, where he was a member of the Law Review.