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Matthew Lyons

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Matt Lyons is the Managing Partner of the Austin office of Andrews Kurth LLP. He represents public and private companies, venture and private equity funds, emerging growth companies, and entrepreneurs in public and private offerings, mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, and issues related to business formation, operation, executive compensation and corporate governance.

Matt has consistently been named as one of the leading lawyers in Texas for the area of Technology: Corporate and Commercial in the Chambers USA Rankings. He has also been Martindale-Hubbell "Peer Review Rated" for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability. In 2005, Matt was named a Texas Rising Star in the area of Securities and Corporate Finance by Texas Super Lawyers and Texas Monthly



  • Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst Center for Private Equity Finance
    • Advisory Board (2014)
  • The University of Texas Venture Fellows MBA Program
    • Board of Directors (2011-2012)
    • Term Sheet and Business Formation Mock Negotiation Mentor (2003-present)
    • Mentor (2011-2012)
  • Texchange, Austin Chapter
    • Vice President of Membership (2005-2007)
    • Board of Directors (2005-2007)
    • Board of Advisors (2003-2013) 
  • The University of Texas School of Law Corporate Counsel Institute CLE
    • Planning Committee (2004-present)
  • State Bar of Texas
    • Board of Advisors, Corporate Counsel Section (2007-2009)
  • Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship, Houston
    • Board of Advisors (2003-present)
    • I.T./Web 2.0 Advisory Board
  • Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship, Austin Chapter
    • Advisory Board (2008-present)
  • Texas Venture Labs
    • Advisory Council


  • Any Baby Can 
    • Board President (2011-2012)
    • Board Member (2008-2013)
  • Entrepreneurs Foundation and Idea Network of Central Texas - Legal Advisory Board, (2004-present)


  • JD, 1993, with honors, The University of Texas School of Law
  • BA, 1990, with high honors, The University of Texas at Austin

United States: Finance

Capital markets: debt offerings

Within: Capital markets: debt offerings

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP’s practice is now led jointly by Houston-based Michael O’Leary and Austin managing partner Matthew Lyons, following the departure of a four-partner energy capital markets team, which included former co-head David Buck, to Sidley Austin LLP. Issuer-side mandates dominate the practice, and it is particularly active for energy companies, but it also garners a sizeable share of underwriter representations. In an example of the latter, O’Leary and Houston-based Jordan Hirsch advised the underwriters on two senior notes issuances by Energy Transfer Partners, worth a combined $1.5bn. On the issuer side Henry Havre, also based in Houston, acted for NuStar Logistics on its $550m senior notes offering. Stephanie Beauvais and Meredith Mouer left for in-house positions at Shell and Tellurian respectively.

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Capital markets: equity offerings

Within: Capital markets: equity offerings

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP’s capital markets team is now led jointly by Michael O’Leary and Austin managing partner Matthew Lyons, following the departure of former co-head David Buck - and three other capital markets partners - to Sidley Austin LLP. The team leverages the firm’s signature strength in oil and gas matters to specialize in advising issuers and managers on equity offerings in the energy space, and it also secures a significant volume of real estate deals. Highlight manager-side transactions included O’Leary and Charlie Ofner advising the underwriters on Hess Midstream Partner’s $390.9m IPO, while Courtney Cochran Butler assisted the underwriters with Buckeye Partners’ $588.7m equity offering. Recent issuer clients include Just Energy Group, NGL Energy Partners and TETRA Technologies. Jordan Hirsch and Melinda Brunger are also recommended. Stephanie Beauvais and Meredith Mouer left for in-house positions at Shell and Tellurian respectively. Named attorneys operate from Houston, unless otherwise stated.

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