Overview

Matthew Goulding is a corporate partner in the Bay Area office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Matthew’s practice focuses on private equity mergers and acquisition transactions, including leveraged buy-outs of public and private acquisition targets, sale transactions, minority investments and financings. Matthew also represents private equity-owned companies in strategic mergers and acquisition transactions, as well as routine corporate and governance matters. In addition to his M&A experience, Matthew has represented financial sponsors, issuers and investors in a broad range of corporate matters, including restructurings and capital markets transactions.

Apart from his law practice, Matthew serves on the board of directors of the Youth Leadership Institute (YLI), a non-profit organization with offices throughout California. YLI fosters youth engagement in civic action and trains non-traditional young leaders through hands-on advocacy in their communities and schools.

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Thought Leadership

Publications 

California Rides the Wave of Reform, BNA Corporate Accountability Report, December 16, 2011 (with Adam R. Moses)

Recognition

"Rising Star" Northern California Super Lawyers, 2015–2019

Credentials

Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2009California

Education

  • University of Michigan Law SchoolJ.D.cum laude2009
  • Thomas Aquinas CollegeB.A., Liberal Arts2003