Matthew A. Clary, III
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Practice Areas: Securities Law and Litigation, Private Placement, Public Offerings, Mergers and Acquisitions, Emerging Growth Companies, Business Litigation
Admitted: 1971, Virginia and U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia; 1972, U.S. Court of Military Appeals; 1974, U.S. Claims Court; 1975, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit; 1983, District of Columbia; 1988, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia; 1991, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Virginia; 2006, U.S. Supreme Court
University: Johns Hopkins University, B.A., 1968
Law School: George Washington University, J.D., with honors, 1971; LL.M. in Corporation Law, 1982
Memberships: Fairfax (Member, Business Law Section), Virginia (Member, Business Law Council; Chairman, Securities Law Subcommittee; Co-Chairman, Steering Committee for Virginia Report on Third Party Legal Opinions) and American (Member: Business Law Section, Legal Opinion Committee, Ad Hoc Committee on Corporate Compliance) Bar Associations; Virginia State Bar (Chairman, 2011–2012, Board of Governors, Business Law Section); The District of Columbia Bar
Biography: Phi Delta Phi. Recipient, Distinguished Advocate Award. Lecturer, Securities Law, CLE Programs, Fairfax Bar Association, 1981–present. Author: Venture Capital Financing, “Representing the Entrepreneur: Financing the High Technology Company,” presented at the George Mason University School of Law, Law, Business and Technology Forum, 1987; “Private Alternative to Public Capital Markets,” 2001; “Representing Government Contractors: An Overview for the Business Lawyer — Traps for the Unwary,” presented at the Virginia State Bar 20th Annual Business Law Seminar, 2002; “The Golden Rules for Private Placements: Ten Top Ways and Means for Business Lawyers,” presented at the Virginia State Bar 21st Annual Business Law Seminar 2003; “Recent Developments in Securities Law Relating to Private Placements and Business Combinations,” presented at the 39th Annual Advanced Business Law Seminar 2009; “Negotiating Third Party Legal Opinions and Related Liability Issues,” presented at the 41st Annual Advanced Business Law Seminar 2011; “The JOBS Act, A Jumpstart for Capital Raising for Startup and Emerging Growth Companies,” presented at the 42nd Annual Advanced Business Law Seminar 2012. President, Springfield Rotary Club, 1984–1995. President, Springfield Chamber of Commerce, 1986–1987. Member, Board of Directors, 2001–present, Executive Committee, 2003–present and General Counsel, 2005–present, Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce.