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Matthew Kindree

Partner
Matthew Kindree

Education

B.A., University of Western Ontario, 2000
LL.B., University of Western Ontario, 2005

Called to the Ontario Bar, 2006

Practice

Matthew Kindree is the Co-Head of Pallett Valo’s Business Law Practice.  Matt joined the Firm as a Partner in 2018 after several years as a Partner at one of the world’s largest international law firms.

Matt has been recognized by Lexpert magazine as a Lexpert Rising Star: Leading Lawyer Under 40, an award recognizing the leading lawyers in Canada under the age of 40.  He is certified by the Law Society of Upper Canada as a Specialist in Corporate and Commercial Law, and by the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada as a specialist in Corporate Finance.

Matt is a member of the Firm’s Cross Border practice and has particular expertise executing multi-jurisdictional transactions, assisting foreign businesses establishing operations in Canada, and supporting Canadian businesses expanding internationally.  Matt also regularly acts as Canadian agent counsel to foreign law firms in connection with a broad range of business law matters.

Matt practices and has extensive expertise in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, private equity, banking and finance, and corporate reorganizations and restructurings. He advises domestic and international clients on a wide range of corporate, commercial and regulatory matters across all industries, including the technology, consumer packaged goods, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, and transportation industries. His practice also includes counseling start-up enterprises on general business, corporate finance and regulatory matters.

Matt serves on the board of directors of several for-profit and not-for-profit corporations, and on the Executive Committee of the Ontario Bar Association (Business Law Section).  He has chaired and presented at over fifty seminars and conferences on topics pertaining to corporate and finance related matters, including Structural Elements of M&A Transactions, MBA in a Day for Transactional Lawyers, Secured Transaction Essentials for Business Lawyers and Professionalism Issues for Business Lawyers. He has written several articles on banking and finance and Canadian corporate law matters.

A graduate of the University of Western Ontario (LL.B.), Matt is a recipient of the Law Society of Ontario Prize for academic excellence and the Gretta J. Grant Prize for outstanding community legal service.

Special Designations and Awards

  • Designated by the Law Society of Ontario as a Specialist in Corporate and Commercial Law
  • Designated by the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada as a Specialist in Corporate Finance
  • Recognized as a Lawyer to Watch in the area of Corporate Commercial Law by the Canadian Legal LEXPERT Directory
  • Lexpert Rising Star: Leading Lawyers Under 40 Award, 2018
  • Law Society of Ontario Prize for Academic Excellence
  • Gretta J. Grant Prize for Outstanding Community Legal Service

Memberships

  • Member, Ontario Bar Association, Business Law Section Executive (2012-2016, 2017-present), CLE Program Coordinator (2013-2016)
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Canada’s Venture Capital & Private Equity Association, YPC Executive Committee
  • Member, Institute of Corporate Directors
  • Member, Board of Directors of the Randstad Canada Charitable Foundation

Publications

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