Seyfarth Shaw Adds Matthew Hafter

Seyfarth Shaw has added partner Matthew Hafter to the firm’s Chicago office. Hafter joins from Grippo & Elden. In his new role, Hafter will focus across a broad range of transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, venture capital, public and private securities offerings, and secured lending, the firm said in a statement.

Seyfarth Shaw LLP is pleased to announce the addition of partner Matthew Hafter to the firm’s Chicago office and its Corporate Department. Hafter joins Seyfarth from Grippo & Elden.

Hafter’s practice encompasses a broad spectrum of corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, venture capital, public and private securities offerings, and secured lending. He also brings a wealth of experience in the securities compliance and corporate governance arenas.

“I am delighted to be joining Seyfarth Shaw,” commented Hafter. “I believe that the firm’s unique platform provides an excellent opportunity to expand my client base and to provide a broad spectrum of services to my clients and prospective clients.”

“Matt is a highly respected and personally well liked corporate attorney with a growing practice,” said Esteban Ferrer, Chair of Seyfarth Shaw’s Corporate Department. “We highly value personality fit here and Matt’s experience and client base are in our strike zone as we continue to expand our corporate capabilities across the firm’s platform.”

David Rowland, the Chicago Office Managing Partner added, “Matt’s strong commitment to teamwork, teaching and training are just a few of the attributes he will bring to the Chicago office. We look forward to integrating him into the Seyfarth community.”

Hafter received his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Michigan. He is admitted to the Illinois state bar as well as the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois.

Seyfarth Shaw has over 750 attorneys located in 10 offices throughout the United States, including: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Sacramento, San Francisco and Washington, D.C., and internationally in London. Seyfarth Shaw provides a broad range of legal services in the areas of labor and employment, employee benefits, litigation, corporate, and real estate. The firm’s practice reflects virtually every industry and segment of the country’s business and social fabric. Clients include over 300 of the Fortune 500 companies, financial institutions, newspapers and other media, hotels, health care organizations, airlines and railroads. The firm also represents a number of federal, state and local governmental and educational entities.