Matthew T. Shiels

Partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Matthew T. Shiels

Matthew T. Shiels

Partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP

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Matthew T. Shiels is an Associate in the Tax Department, and a member of the Compensation, Benefits + ERISA Practice Group. His practice involves negotiating, drafting and implementing employment agreements, severance agreements, bonus, incentive and equity arrangements, change in control agreements, deferred compensation plans and other compensation arrangements, and related advice concerning tax (including sections 162(m), 280G and 409A), financial and securities law issues. His practice focuses on advising clients in a number of corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, bankruptcies, tender offers, spinoffs, IPOs, buyouts and sales.

He works regularly with public companies in preparing executive compensation disclosures for annual proxy statements and merger proxies, initial public offerings and securities filings, and provides advice on section 16 and other securities law issues and stock exchange listing rules relating to compensation committees and equity-based compensation. He also has experience with qualified and nonqualified plans, individual retirement accounts, wage laws, penalty assessment (by the Department of Labor and Internal Revenue Service), treatment of benefit plans in bankruptcy and complex ERISA issues involving fiduciary duties and prohibited transactions.

Prior to attending law school, Mr. Shiels served in the United States Marine Corps Reserve.

Mr. Shiels is admitted to practice in New York.

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Kirkland & Ellis LLP provides legal services. The company counsels clients in complex litigation, corporate and tax, intellectual property and restructuring matters. The company was founded in 1909 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

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Prior - 2015

Morrison & Foerster is a firm of exceptional credentials. Their name is synonymous with a commitment to client service that informs everything that they do. They are recognized throughout the world as a leader in providing cutting-edge legal advice on matters that are redefining practices and industries.

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Brighton Park Capital LLC purchases Relatient, Inc.

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Brentwood Associates purchases MD Now Medical Centers, Inc. from Brockway Moran & Partners, Inc.

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Acuity Brands, Inc. purchases IOTA Engineering LLC from IGP Industries LLC

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