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About Matthew

Matt Grunert advises clients on matters related to executive compensation, equity compensation plans and award agreements, M&A and capital market transactions, and credit and financing arrangements. Matt also works with clients on the design, implementation and maintenance of defined contribution and defined benefits plans, as well as healthcare and welfare plans.

He has represented clients before various agencies, including the Internal Revenue Service, the Department of Labor and the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation.


Recent Notable Matters

Master limited partnership (MLP) — $2.2 billion “drop-down” transaction in which the MLP acquired the remained 68.43 percent membership interest in a distributor of motor fuels and 100 percent interest in a legacy retail business*

Private oil and gas company — private placement of equity securities representing an initial capital commitment of $525 million*

Public bank — public offering of subordinated notes in the reopening of the existing series of such notes*

Automated lending services provider — compensation and benefits matters related to $40 million sale of minority equity interest*

Medical device company — compensation and benefits matters related to $130 million sale of the company*

Private equity firm — acquisition of an assured dealer business that owns or leases more than 200 non-operated, independently franchises retail gas stations*

Upstream MLP — conversion from a public limited liability company to a public limited partnership. The transaction was the first of its kind*

North American subsidiary of global oil services company — compensation and benefits matters related to sale of certain subsidiaries*

Private equity firm — US-Canada cross-border credit facility with respect to a joint venture*

Industrial construction company — $195 million sale to global oil services company*

* Work completed prior to Bracewell



New York University School of Law,
LL.M., Taxation
Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law,
Order of the Coif
Trinity University,

Bar Admissions



Houston Bar Association
National Association of Stock Plan Professionals
Society for Corporate Governance





The Legal 500 United States
Executive Compensation and Retirement Plans, 2018
SMU Computer Law Review and Technology Journal
Technology Director