MATTHEW R. KITTAY is a Partner in the New York office of Fox Rothschild LLP where he serves as Co-Chair of the firm’s national Mergers & Acquisitions Practice Group. He is active in New York’s venture capital community as an attorney and angel investor and has presented for and published with renowned venture capital educational and accelerator programs. Matthew is a leader in the American Bar Association’s Business Law Section, where he serves as Co-Chair of the Angel Venture Capital Subcommittee and as the M&A Technology Subcommittee’s Liaison to the Legal Analytics Committee. He has deep experience as outside general counsel, structuring mergers and acquisitions and securing private equity and venture capital for a wide range of companies, particularly in the technology, software, cannabis, manufacturing and health care sectors. Matthew is ranked in Band 1 by Chambers USA as a leading corporate attorney for his transactional work with clients in the cannabis sector. In 2019, he was named by The National Law Journal to its “Cannabis Law Trailblazer” list in recognition of a string of major deals he closed in this nascent industry. Matthew is a graduate of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and Brown University. He is a Co-Founder of Digital Brown and a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts. He also serves on Brown University’s Communications Advisory Committee to the President and as a volunteer scientific diver for the New York Aquarium, a program focused on conservation and preserving wild places.