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Matthew L. Ogurick

Partner
+1.212.536.4085
Fax +1.212.536.3901
Mr. Ogurick is a partner in the firm’s corporate practice. He has broad experience in counseling public and private companies based in the United States, Europe and Asia, private equity firms and their portfolio clients, hedge and venture capital funds, sponsors, and entrepreneurs across a broad spectrum of legal matters with particular emphasis on joint ventures, public offerings and private placements of debt and equity securities, SEC reporting and compliance, national exchange listings, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, legal opinion practice and early stage company formation and funding. Mr. Ogurick represents clients across a broad range of industries including infrastructure, commercial real estate, online advertising, nuclear medicine, solar, health care laboratory, nanotechnology, plant biotechnology, and augmented and virtual reality. In addition, Mr. Ogurick counsels corporations and their boards of directors on matters of corporate governance.

Professional Background

Prior to joining K&L Gates, Mr. Ogurick was an associate at an international law firm in New York City, where he concentrated his practice in securities, mergers and acquisitions, and the representation of private equity firms and their portfolio clients and other buyers and sellers of public and private companies. In 2001, Mr. Ogurick was a judicial intern for the Honorable Nancy Gertner, U.S. District Court of Massachusetts.

Achievements

  • South Florida Daily Business Review’s Top Dealmaker of the Year 2015 Finalist for representation of Nasdaq issuer’s carveout acquisition of a pathology laboratory company from The General Electric Company (May 2016)
  • Ironman Wales (September 2012)
  • South Florida Daily Business Review’s Top Dealmaker of the Year 2011 finalist for representation of China-based issuer’s initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange (June 2010)
  • Florida Super Lawyer Rising Star 2010

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Mentor, The Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE)
  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • Dade County Bar Association

Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker, “Considerations for Chinese Companies: Completing a Listing on a U.S. Exchange,” Dealflow Media's IPO Conference, Beijing, China (April 2011)
  • Speaker, “Going Public in the United States: Special Considerations for Non-U.S. Companies,” The DTC Energy Colloquium, Denver, Colorado (March 2014)
Mergers and Acquisitions

Mr. Ogurick has represented both domestic and multinational buyers and sellers of a broad range of businesses. Mr. Ogurick has represented small, middle-market and large cap companies in connection with public and private acquisitions and strategic investments involving both equity and cash ranging from several million dollars to more than $1 billion. Mr. Ogurick also represents sponsors, joint ventures, operating entities and issuers in connection with acquisitions, spin-offs, reverse merger transactions together with concurrent and post-transaction financings.

Securities

Mr. Ogurick has represented issuers and investors in public and private offerings of equity, debt and convertible securities and is regular securities counsel to numerous private and publicly held companies based in the United States,Europe,Maylaysia, Korea, and The People's Republic of China. He has counseled these companies with initial public offerings, reverse merger transactions, secondary public offerings, proxy contests, SEC enforcement actions, periodic reporting requirements (annual, quarterly and current reports), Sarbanes-Oxley and Section 16 compliance, national exchange listings, shareholder meetings, proxies and compliance matters relating to the public securities markets. Mr. Ogurick also has extensive experience with Rule 144 matters, legal opinions and preparing filings for and negotiating with the SEC, NYSE, NASDAQ, FINRA, and State securities authorities.

General Corporate Counseling and Governance

Mr. Ogurick provides general corporate counseling primarily to private and publicly held companies and their boards of directors on a broad range of issues, including the duties of directors, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Dodd-Frank, Patriot Act, Sarbanes-Oxley and other corporate governance matters. Mr. Ogurick also provides guidance on structuring and conducting annual and special shareholder meetings, forming, dissolving and migrating corporate entities, establishing stock incentive plans, drafting and negotiating executive employment agreements, severance agreements and settlement agreements.

Financings

Mr. Ogurick has represented private and public companies in connection with initial and subsequent rounds of common and preferred stock offerings, convertible debt and equity transactions, revolving credit and term loan facilities, PIPE financings, as well as senior, subordinated, and mezzanine secured and unsecured financings.