Matthew Morton > Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP > Washington DC, United States > Lawyer Profile

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
2001 M STREET, NW, SUITE 600
United States
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Matthew Morton focuses on the environmental aspects of complex business transactions, including corporate mergers and acquisitions and financing transactions as well as corporate restructurings. He counsels clients regarding environmental liability and risk allocation issues, drafting and negotiating environmental contract language, resolving environmental matters in bankruptcy, obtaining environmental and representations and warranties insurance and pursuing post-closing resolution of compliance and liability issues. He also advises clients on the business implications of pending legislative and regulatory matters, including permitting requirements disclosure and transparency issues and ESG and sustainability initiatives.  He has published numerous articles on the legal ramifications of climate change as well as other environmental issues.


Boston University Law (JD, 2001); Bucknell University (BS, 1996).

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Industry focus > Environment: transactional

(Rising stars)

Matthew MortonWeil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Fielding a team of Washington practitioners with Wall Street business sensibilities, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP‘s environmental transactional team is rated for its longstanding experience in this field. Its impressive track record features high-value M&A, divestitures, financings, restructurings and securities disclosures in almost every environmentally-sensitive industry, including hazardous waste management, heavy manufacturing, chemicals, and energy. In the last year alone, the environmental group advised on more than 100 M&A and private equity deals with a total deal value of over $190bn. SPAC IPOs and De-SPAC transactions are a particular area of strength for the firm, and the team is also often involved in real estate acquisitions and bankruptcy matters. Additionally, the group offers advice to corporate clients on ESG and sustainability concerns, including those related to climate change, in the context of company operations as well as investment and financing processes. Department head Annemargaret Connolly  enjoys a strong reputation in the market for her involvement in highly complex and environmentally challenging transactions. She is based in Washington DC, and works closely with the firm’s European and Asian offices in cross-border deals. Also in DC, Thomas Goslin is noted for his experience of transactional mandates involving the renewable and traditional energy and natural resources sectors, while Matthew Morton is increasingly active in mandates pertaining to sustainability and ESG factors on behalf of corporations, institutional investors and private equity sponsors. Counsel John O’Loughlin is another contact for private equity, corporate and financial services clients.