Weil, Gotshal & Manges adds Stewart as partner for PE practice

Law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP has named Matthew Stewart as a partner. Stewart is part of the firm’s private equity practice. Previously, Stewart worked at King & Spalding LLP where he was a partner in the firm’s M&A and private equity practices in Silicon Valley.


NEW YORK, January 25, 2018: International law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP announced today that Matthew Stewart has joined the Firm as a partner. He is part of Weil’s global Private Equity practice and is based in the Firm’s Silicon Valley office.

“Matthew has an exceptional reputation in the private equity space,” said Weil Executive Partner Barry Wolf. “He executes complex, high-stakes transactions across diverse sectors, and he will be an invaluable addition to our premier global Private Equity platform and to our strong team in Silicon Valley. We are thrilled to welcome him to the Firm.”

Michael Aiello, Chairman of the Corporate Department, commented: “Matthew is an outstanding transactional lawyer with top-notch deal execution skills. He is the sixth partner we have added to our Private Equity practice in the U.S. over the past two years, and we are very happy he has joined our growing team.”

Mr. Stewart joins Weil from King & Spalding LLP, where he was a partner in the Firm’s Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity practices in Silicon Valley. He has substantial experience advising private equity funds, growth equity investors, and strategic investors on mergers and acquisitions, private equity and structured capital investments, and financing transactions. Most recently, he was named to the Daily Journal Top 40 Under 40 for 2017 and was named among M&A Advisor’s Emerging Leaders. Mr. Stewart was also recognized by Law360 as a “Rising Star” for Private Equity in 2015.

“I am excited to be joining Weil’s leading global Private Equity platform and its talented team of lawyers,” Mr. Stewart commented. “In particular, I have long been impressed by the quality of lawyers and clients the Firm has attracted in Silicon Valley.”

About Weil’s Private Equity Practice
Weil’s global Private Equity practice is recognized by the industry as being one of only a very small number of elite, market leaders in this field. Our clients include the majority of the largest and highest profile private equity funds, sovereign wealth funds and pension funds, as well as family offices and other equity financial investors. Weil advises more than 200 private equity clients worldwide, including 75% of the top 25, as ranked by PEI 300 2017. Our advice covers all aspects of the full life cycle of investments.

About Weil
Founded in 1931, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP has been a preeminent provider of legal services for more than 80 years. With approximately 1,100 lawyers in offices on three continents, Weil has been a pioneer in establishing a geographic footprint that has allowed the Firm to partner with clients wherever they do business. The Firm’s four departments, Corporate, Litigation, Business Finance & Restructuring, and Tax, Executive Compensation & Benefits, and more than two dozen practice groups are consistently recognized as leaders in their respective fields.