Matthew C. Dewitz, Co-Chair of the New York Tax Department, practices transactional tax on a wide range of matters, including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, financings, restructurings, and other transactions in both the private and public markets.

Mr. Dewitz has represented a large number of US and international companies (both public and private), private equity firms, other investment funds, financial institutions, and other clients in connection with a wide range of M&A transactions, joint ventures, tax-free reorganizations, spin-offs, restructurings, and related transactions.

He has also represented numerous US and international companies in connection with all manner of equity and debt financings, including both private and registered securities offerings, as well as international tax planning in connection with inbound and outbound investments into and from the United States.

Mr. Dewitz's select clients include:

  • ArcLight Capital Partners 
  • Astorg Partners
  • Blue Road Capital
  • The Carlyle Group
  • Consonance Capital Partners
  • CoreSite Realty Corporation
  • Credit Suisse
  • Endeavor
  • Energy Capital Partners
  • KKR
  • Nestlé Health Science S.A.
  • Panda Power Funds
  • Platinum Equity
  • T-Mobile

Mr. Dewitz offered tax advice with respect to the following M&A transactions:

  • T-Mobile in connection with the US$5 billion sale of Sprint’s prepaid mobile businesses and 800 MHz spectrum assets to DISH Network, and negotiation of consent decree with the Department of Justice requiring sale of the prepaid businesses and approving merger of T-Mobile and Sprint
  • Acquisition by Anaqua, a portfolio company of Astorg Asset Management, of O P Solutions, a provider of IP management software and practice automation
    Sale by One Equity Partners of Zodiac Systems, a provider of cloud and device software and engineering services for Tier 1 media and telecom operators, to Orion Innovations
  • Acquisition by IQ-EQ, a portfolio company of Astorg, of Blue River Partners, a provider of outsourced solutions to alternative asset managers
  • Acquisition by Endeavor of On Location Events, a provider of ticketing, hospitality, live event production, and travel management services to the sports and entertainment industries

Mr. Dewitz offered tax advice with respect to the following capital markets transactions:

  • CoreSite in connection with the private offering of US$150 million of senior notes
  • Underwriters in the US$257.6 million initial public offering of EVO Payments
  • BlueLine Rental in connection with the offering of US$1.1 billion of senior notes
Thought Leadership
  • “DAC 6 Deadline Nears: What Does the Mandatory Disclosure Regime Mean for Taxpayers and Advisers?” Latham & Watkins Client Alert (December 2019)
  • “IRS Proposes New Regulations Defining "Public Trading",” Latham & Watkins Client Alert (January 2011)

Bar Qualification

  • New York


  • JD, New York University School of Law, 2008
    Editor-in-Chief, Review of Law & Social Change
  • AB, Harvard College, 2005
    cum laude