Matt Schwartz > DLA Piper LLP (US) > San Diego (Golden Triangle), United States > Lawyer Profile

DLA Piper LLP (US)
SUITE 1100
SAN DIEGO, CA 92121-2133
United States
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Work Department

Finance; Corporate; Asset Based Lending; Debt Finance; Healthcare; Technology; Life Sciences; Financial Services


Partner; Head of Venture Lending; Chair, West Coast Finance Practice Group


Matt leads DLA’s Venture Lending practice, is the Chair of DLA’s West Coast Finance Practice Group and represents banks, funds, family offices, companies and high net worth individuals in structuring and negotiating a wide range of debt and equity investments. 

Matt represents lenders and companies in connection with technology, life science, asset based, private equity and venture capital finance and has extensive experience in counseling lenders and companies on corporate structure issues, mergers and acquisitions, commercial contacts, negotiation tactics and corporate strategy.


J.D., Harvard Law School; B.A., George Washington University

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Finance > Commercial lending

DLA Piper LLP (US) has a broad-based US finance practice that is ‘extremely fast and responsive‘ and is considered ‘an incredible asset‘ by its clients. On the West Coast, the practice led by San Diego’s ‘extremely intelligent and diversely experienced‘ Matt Schwartz, who is ‘very knowledgeable about the venture debt market‘ and regularly advises on loans to funds and companies in the tech and biotech spheres. Recent examples include advising JPMorgan Chase on a $50m facility to the telematics company CalAmp. Other key clients include Silicon Valley Bank, which the team advised on a co-lending arrangement with Oxford Finance in relation to the provision of a $155m loan facility to Puma Biotechnology. Jamie Knox leads the East Coast team, which is primarily instructed by borrowers.