Matt Wells

Corporate & Securities, Emerging Companies & Venture Capital, Mergers & Acquisitions


Since starting his legal career in Silicon Valley in 2000, Matt has facilitated the formation, financing, and harvest of hundreds of successful high-growth companies. Matt has represented entrepreneurs, growth enterprises, venture capital firms, private equity sponsors, and strategic acquirors in completing upwards of 300 preferred stock financings and 150 M&A transactions of all sizes.


  • Chambers USA: Band 1 Corporate/M&A Utah
  • The Legal 500 Private Practice Powerlist: United States M&A
  • The Best Lawyers in America: Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Venture Capital Law
  • The Best Lawyers in America: Lawyer of the Year, M&A Law – Salt Lake City
  • The Best Lawyers in America: Lawyer of the Year, Venture Capital Law – Salt Lake City


  • Brigham Young University, BA, summa cum laude with University Honors
    Edwin S. Hinckley Scholar; BYUSA Associate VP for University Relations; Chair, United Club Council
  • University of Virginia School of Law, JD
    Managing Editor, Virginia Law Review; Co-Founder, Rex E. Lee Law Society; President, Virginia Society of Law and Technology; Best Brief Award


  • California
  • Utah

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Advisory Board Member, Silicon Slopes/Start Foundation
  • Industry Advisory Board, BYU Cougar Capital
  • Board of Trustees, Utah Technology Council
  • Guest Lecturer, BYU’s J. Reuben Clark Law School (Securities Regulation classes), BYU’s Marriott School of Management (MBA classes), University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business (MBA classes)