Matthew K. Kerfoot


Matthew K. Kerfoot


New York | Three Bryant Park, 1095 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10036-6797
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Recognized by Chambers as an “outstanding” corporate lawyer, Matthew K. Kerfoot is a partner in Dechert’s Financial Services Group where he counsels clients on a wide array of complex financial transactions, including fund financings, synthetic financings and structured derivatives transactions. He also focuses his practice on the structuring and offering of leveraged and other alternative investment funds.

Chambers adds that Mr. Kerfoot is “endlessly creative and thoughtful on all sorts of complex issues.” Legal 500 lauded Mr. Kerfoot as “a dynamic talent” and noted how he “takes an issue and comes up with an innovative set of solutions.” Mr. Kerfoot has also again been recognized as a New York Super Lawyer in Securities and Corporate Finance for 2018. 

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. Mr. Kerfoot has written numerous articles on fund finance, leverage and derivatives and is a contributing author to Fund Finance, Second Edition, published by Global Legal Group, and The Volcker Rule, published by Thomson Reuters.

Prior to joining Dechert, Mr. Kerfoot was a senior banker at a leading global financial institution, where he structured complex balance sheet 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)
  • New York