Matthew K. Kerfoot


Matthew K. Kerfoot


New York | 1095 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10036-6797
+1 212 641 5694 | +1 212 698 3599

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Recognized by Legal 500 as a “dynamic talent,” 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.

Legal 500 notes that Mr. Kerfoot “takes an issue and comes up with an innovative set of solutions.” Mr. Kerfoot has also been recognized as a New York Super Lawyer in Securities and Corporate Finance for 2017. 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.


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