Matt Donnelly

Special Counsel

Washington, D.C.

P: +1.202.639.7875 F: +1.202.585.1027
Matt Donnelly

Matt Donnelly advises public and private companies on a broad range of U.S. federal and state income tax matters, with a concentration on domestic and international mergers and acquisitions, dispositions, spin-offs, joint ventures, financing transactions, restructurings, and internal reorganizations.

Matt is a lecturer on corporate taxation at Howard University School of Law. He also frequently writes and lectures on tax-related topics, including transaction structuring, spin-offs and Reverse Morris Trust transactions, renewable energy tax incentives, partnership taxation, and the impacts of tax reform.

Related Experience

  • Mars Incorporated in connection with worldwide integration of Mars Wrigley Confectionery
  • Mars Incorporated in connection with sale of Mars Drinks to the Lavazza Group
  • Mars Incorporated in connection with sale of Exclusive Brands to Arbor Investments
  • EDP Renewables North America LLC in connection with tax-equity financing of 200 MW Meadow Lake VI and 199 MW Prairie Queen wind projects
  • Blommer Chocolate Company in connection with its sale to Fuji Oil Holding Inc.
  • WeWork Companies in connection with acquisition of naked Hub
  • Biogen in connection with its spin-off of Bioverativ Inc.
  • Citrix Systems Inc. in connection with the Reverse Morris Trust disposition of its GoTo business to LogMeIn
  • Leidos in connection with the Reverse Morris Trust acquisition of Lockheed Martin's Information Systems and Global Services business
  • Two Sigma Investments LLC in connection with its participation in the formation of Hamilton Re Ltd. and the acquisition of SAC Re Ltd.
  • EMC Corporation in connection with its acquisition by Dell for cash and tracking stock, the largest-ever acquisition in the technology sector
  • OfficeMax Inc. in connection with its combination with Office Depot Inc.