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’s practice focuses primarily on environmental aspects of complex business transactions, including corporate mergers and acquisitions and financing transactions. Matthew is responsible for coordinating environmental due diligence, managing environmental consultants, counseling clients regarding environmental liability and risk allocation issues, drafting and negotiating environmental contract language, obtaining environmental insurance, coordinating permit transfers and pursuing post-closing resolution of compliance and liability issues. Matthew also counsels on the business implications of pending legislative and regulatory developments and matters, including permitting requirements. Matthew 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 > Environment > Environment: transactional

(Rising stars)

Matthew MortonWeil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

The Washington DC-based environmental transactions team at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP is a key part of the firm’s wider corporate department and handles high-value transactions for high-profile clients in a range of sectors. The practice is led by Annemargaret Connolly and is well versed in M&A, divestitures, financing and capital markets deals, with a focus on the real estate, manufacturing, chemicals and energy sectors. Connolly is experienced in a wide range of environmentally challenging transactions and specializes in sustainability, climate change and ESG matters, leaning on the firms international network for support on cross-border deals. Recently promoted partner John O’Loughlin acts for private equity firms, corporate clients and financial institutions on regulatory, environmental, and health and safety matters pertaining to transactions. Counsel Matthew Morton is also recommended, bringing strength to handling insurance matters and contractual issues. Counsel Thomas Goslin departed in March 2023.