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Matthew A. Vigunas



210 Carnegie Center
Suite 102
Princeton, NJ 08540
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J.D., Villanova University School of Law, Villanova, Pennsylvania
M.B.A., Villanova University, Villanova, Pennsylvania
B.A., cum laude, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware, International Relations and History
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Matthew A. Vigunas


Matthew A. Vigunas represents financial institutions and operating companies in commercial credit transactions as well as asset managers and issuers in complex structured financial offerings and special purpose entity governance documentation.

Matt is the Member-in-Charge of Clark Hill's Princeton office. Matt’s experience includes syndicated credit facilities, single-bank loans, merger and acquisition credit facilities, mezzanine credit facilities, asset-based credit facilities, warehouse credit facilities, working capital lines of credit, and commercial real estate loans. Asset managers and issuers seek Matt’s counsel in complex structured finance offerings and special purpose entity governance documentation with a concentration on CLO securitizations.

He drafts, reviews, negotiates, and issues various complex transactional legal opinions with a focus on Delaware law corporate issues and is a member of the firm Opinions Committee. Additionally, Matt advises emerging growth companies prior to company formation through the evolution of the startup's life cycle.


Negotiating syndicated and un-syndicated multi-million dollar commercial loans secured by real estate (domestic and international) and/or business assets

Managing the Delaware-specific components of various asset securitization transactions, including formation of Delaware entities and liquidating trusts to be used in asset securitizations and asset liquidations, and delivering legal opinions regarding such transactions

Representing multiple Delaware limited liability companies in connection with their mergers into Cayman entities as part of CLO securitizations

Negotiating $500 million debt facility as part of a merger transaction involving two publicly-traded companies

Negotiating private label and co-brand consumer credit card program agreements and purchase agreements

Negotiating third-party vendor servicing and marketing agreements for financial institutions and alternative lenders

Representing a hedge fund client on the purchase of a real estate investment company that owned multi-million dollar commercial real estate properties in Bermuda

Advising clients on federal banking regulatory issues, including the Dodd-Frank Act and FDIC receiverships, as well as state regulatory issues affecting financial service companies

Representing a client in the multi-million dollar sale of a privately owned loan company

Counseling financial institutions and alternative lenders on the development and implementation of new alternative consumer loan programs

Developing the terms and conditions of a payment management system offered by a financial services client

Performing various due diligence tasks associated with the acquisition of existing consumer credit card portfolios

Advising a secured hedge fund lender on the workout and ultimate foreclosure of a multi-million dollar commercial real estate property