Matthew C. Browndorf

Founding Partner

Matthew C. Browndorf

Founding Partner

Corporate and Financial Transactions, Commercial Litigation

Mr. Browndorf is the founder of Wilson Keadjian Browndorf, LLP and is resident in the Firm’s New York office. Mr. Browndorf is the pioneer of the Firm’s unprecedented growth since 2012 and has led the firm while adding affiliate companies during this time frame. Mr. Browndorf is an experienced regulatory, commercial litigation and corporate transaction attorney in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and England and Wales (RFL). Mr. Browndorf has practiced for over 20 years (prior to WKB and most notably at Bryan Cave LLP and Buchanan Ingersoll PC), where he represented financial institutions, securities brokers and private clients in corporate structure, financial transactions, securities and white collar criminal litigation, including the notable People of New York v. Kozlowski and Swartz litigation involving TYCO.  Mr. Browndorf

Mr. Browndorf has also counseled clients on RMBS and CMBS, operating broker-dealers, enforcement proceedings and regulatory filings before the Securities and Exchange Commission, merger and acquisition consultancy, setting up reinsurance and insurance captives in the European and American markets and was involved in setting precedent law in the area of restaurant and automobile franchise. Mr. Browndorf has also practiced extensively in the area of creditor rights and bankruptcy and is an experienced representative of white knight, proxy battles and hostile takeovers. Mr. Browndorf is also the founder of Plutos Holdings, Inc. and also formed Plutos AUM and its domestic asset manager Distressed Capital Management, LLC and European asset manager ReSolution Capital Management, sp.zoo.. Mr. Browndorf has represented fortune 500 companies including Valspar Industries, Gerling Global and Volkswagen of America. Mr. Browndorf has also represented financial institutions such as Citigroup and Bank of New York.  From 1997 through 2000, Mr. Browndorf assisted the Pennsylvania State Attorney General in the Big Tabaco litigation.

Mr. Browndorf was honored as the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the year semi-finalist in 2018, a Distinguished Member by Lawyers of Distinction for 2017 and 2018, was nominated and chosen to receive the 2017 International Advisory Experts Award, and was nominated three years in a row for the Innovator of the Year Award in 2015, 2016 and 2017.

Mr. Browndorf graduated from Widener University School of Law as a scholar and with honors and authored several law review notes for the Widener Journal of Public Law. Mr. Browndorf attended undergraduate studies at Arizona State University, with an emphasis on forensic debate and rhetoric. Mr. Browndorf has also appeared in the National Law Journal, Legal Week, Legal IT, the Pennsylvania Law Journal and other publications and seminars throughout his practice. Mr. Browndorf is licensed as an attorney in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania and a Registered Foreign Lawyer in England and Wales. Mr. Browndorf is also a licensed Registered Investment Advisor and is the Chief Investment Officer of the affiliate asset manager, Distressed Capital Management, LLC.

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania
  • Registered Foreign Lawyer in England and Wales

Education

  • B.A. Arizona State University, Forensic debate and rhetoric
  • J.D. Widener University School of Law, scholar with honors and authored several law review notes for the Widener Journal of Public Law.

Practice Areas

  • Audit Committee Counseling
  • Alternative Investments & Funds
  • Antitrust and Competition
  • Banking Business & Public Finance
  • Bankruptcy, Restructuring & Creditors’ Rights
  • Broker-Dealer Litigation, Arbitration & Regulatory Practice
  • Class & Derivative Actions
  • Business & Commercial Litigation
  • Commercial Practice Team
  • Corporate Finance & Securities
  • e-Discovery Services Team
  • Emerging Companies Practice
  • Entertainment & Media
  • Fiduciary Litigation
  • Financial Institutions
  • Franchise & Distribution
  • Fund Finance
  • Fund Formation Team
  • Global Investment Planning Group
  • Government Contracts
  • Information Technology
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Arbitration
  • International Trade
  • Labor & Employment
  • Mass & Toxic Tort
  • Nonprofit Organizations
  • Private Client
  • Private Equity
  • Risk Management
  • Tax Advice & Controversy
  • Tax Exempt & Charitable Planning
  • Technology, Entrepreneurial & Commercial Practice
  • Transactions
  • Internet & New Media
  • White Collar Defense & Investigations

Distinctions

  • Distinguished Member by Lawyers of Distinction
  • Recipient of 2017 International Advisory Experts Award.
  • Nominee Innovator of the Year Award in 2015, 2016 and 2017, three years in a row.
  • Mr. Browndorf has represented fortune 500 companies including Valspar Industries, Gerling Global and Volkswagen of America. Mr. Browndorf has also represented financial institutions such as Citigroup and Bank of New York.
  • Mr. Browndorf is also a licensed Registered Investment Advisor and is the Chief Investment Officer of affiliate asset manager, Distressed Capital Management, LLC.