Matthew L. Storms

Matt Storms
AlphaTech Counsel, S.C.
President
P.O. Box 259870
Madison, WI  53725
Telephone (608) 205-4705
Facsimile (888) 318-1050
Email: mstorms@alphatechcounsel.com

Matt Storms is the president of AlphaTech Counsel, S.C. He is experienced in general corporate and business law matters, including negotiating and structuring mergers, acquisitions, venture capital, joint development, licensing, and joint venture transactions.  Matt was a partner in the corporate group of a large Midwest law firm, where he worked for 13 years.

Experience and Representative Engagements with Entrepreneurs and Emerging Companies


  • Lead outside counsel to several emerging companies. The companies are in industries such as medical device, pharmaceutical, computer games, software, Internet services, and mobile applications. In addition to performing traditional legal services for such companies (from preparing employment agreements to negotiating SaaS contracts), he also spends considerable time assisting emerging companies with other matters, ranging from advising on capitalization strategies, management and advisory team selection, and revenue strategies, to making introductions to investors and assisting with investor presentations.
  • Lead attorney negotiating and structuring $40,000,000+ joint venture arrangement involving seven organizations
  • Lead outside counsel for biologics company in structuring and negotiating phase II multi-site clinical trial agreements
  • Outside counsel for an international public medical device company with respect to such matters as joint ventures, private placements of equity, and licensing matters
  • Lead attorney on 75+ asset purchase, stock purchase, and merger transactions. The transactions have varied from straight cash transactions to triangular mergers to management buyouts
  • Lead attorney representing investors in $45,000,000+ private placement of common stock issued by a publicly held corporation

Community Involvement and Professional Activities


  • U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel, Active Duty (1990-1993; 2005-2006), National Guard and Reserves (1984-1990, 1993-present)
  • President, Board of Directors, Atwood Community Center (1998-2000)
  • Vice President, Board of Directors, Perinatal Foundation (1999-2005)
  • Member, State of Wisconsin Venture Mission steering committee (2000-2001)
  • Member, American Bar Association, Venture Capital and Private Equity Committee, Business Law and Science and Technology Law Sections
  • Member, Wisconsin Early Stage Symposium steering committee (1999-2004, 2006-2008)
  • Mentor, Victor Spark accelerator for veteran entrepreneurs in Milwaukee
  • Frequent guest lecturer, UW-Madison business school and law school on topics such as venture capital, negotiations, contract drafting, term sheets, and corporate law

Awards and Honors


  • Awarded Bronze Star Medal and Combat Infantryman Badge during 2005-2006 deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom
  • Former judicial extern to the Honorable Karen Nelson Moore of the United States Circuit Court for the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals

Recent Articles and Speaking Engagements


Education


  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law (J.D., Editor-in-Chief, Case Western Reserve Law Review)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (B.S., Economics and Psychology, Distinguished Military Graduate)