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ProfessionalsMatthew B. Goldstein

Matthew B. Goldstein

Tel: +1-212-373-3970
Fax: +1-212-492-0970

Tel: +1-212-373-3970
New York

1285 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10019-6064
Fax: +1-212-492-0970

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A partner in the Corporate Department, Matthew is a member of the Private Funds Group. Matthew focuses his practice on the formation and operation of a wide variety of private investment funds, including private equity funds, credit funds, infrastructure funds, hybrid funds and real estate funds. He also has significant experience in the formation of secondaries platforms and continuation vehicles, and he regularly represents private funds in connection with co-investments and direct investments in private equity, infrastructure, real estate and other transactions. Matthew advises leading global investment firms in their investment management M&A and other strategic transactions, including acquisitions and strategic partnership arrangements. Matthew has substantial experience in establishing customized private investment funds with respect to a range of U.S. and non-U.S. investors and advises on management company “upper tier” arrangements.


Matthew advised Apollo Global Management in the $20 billion final closing of its latest flagship fund, Apollo Investment Fund X, and has been a trusted advisor to Apollo for more than fifteen years.

Matthew’s representative private funds clients have also included:

  • Canyon Partners
  • Centerbridge Partners
  • Clearlake Capital Group
  • Crestview Partners
  • Gamut Capital
  • KKR
  • Palladium Equity Partners
  • Searchlight Capital Partners
  • TowerBrook

Matthew has been recognized by a number of industry awards and publications. Most recently, Law360 awarded him as a 2023 MVP in Fund Formation. He was previously recognized by Law360 in 2021 as a Rising Star in the same category. Chambers USA recognizes him as a top lawyer for private equity fund formation, with clients noting that he has “unbelievable knowledge across multiple funds and he is well versed in market trends.” Matthew is also recognized as a “Recommended Lawyer” in private equity funds by The Legal 500. He has also been recognized by the Financial Times in its 2021 Innovative Lawyers Report for “Innovation in Sustainability and ESG” for his notable experience in ESG-focused funds and products. 

Matthew regularly speaks at industry events, including panels and conferences hosted by the International Bar Association and the New York City Bar Association, among others.

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