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Matthew K. Kerfoot advises financial institutions and investment funds on a wide array of financial and corporate transactions, including synthetic financings and complex derivatives matters. He also focuses his practice on the structuring and offering of leveraged and other alternative investment funds.

Mr. Kerfoot is a faculty member of the Practicing Law Institute and is often cited as an authority on finance and derivatives matters in the Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, Reuters, Bloomberg and various other publications. He is member of Dechert’s Financial Services Group, which has won numerous top awards from Chambers Global and Legal 500, and he has been recognized as a New York Super Lawyer in Securities and Corporate Finance for 2017.

Prior to joining Dechert, Mr. Kerfoot was a senior banker at a leading global financial institution, where he structured complex direct and synthetic financings for clients throughout Europe and the Americas.


Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 1994, summa cum laude
New York University School of Law, J.D., 1999, Articles Editor of the Annual Survey of American Law (1998-1999)

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New York