Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP is pleased to announce that Matthew V.P. McTygue, a partner in the firm’s Business Law Department and co-chair of the Debt Finance and Capital Markets Group, has been appointed partner-in-charge of Edwards Wildman’s Boston office. In his role, McTygue will oversee the growth of the firm’s office, continue to foster a supportive and inclusive work environment, and enhance the firm’s profile in the Boston community. After an initial transition period, McTygue will succeed Jed Hendrick, who has led the Boston office for the past 18 years.
McTygue specializes in debt finance and private equity transactions, representing private equity firms, companies and lenders in a broad range of matters, including senior, mezzanine, subordinated and venture debt financings, mergers and acquisitions, restructurings and recapitalizations, equity financings and general corporate matters. In addition, McTygue serves as co-chair of the Boston Office diversity committee and firmwide technology committee, and as a member of the firm’s advisory committee and hiring committee. McTygue joined Edwards Wildman in 1998.
“Matt is well respected as an attorney and held in high regard by our clients and our colleagues, and he is ideally positioned to lead Edwards Wildman’s largest office. In so doing, he joins an elite group of next-generation leaders at the firm who have recently assumed similar roles in our offices in Chicago, London, Los Angeles, and New York City,” said Robert L. Shuftan, managing partner of Edwards Wildman. “Matt has been deeply involved in running and participating in multiple firm committees, along with the debt finance practice at our firm. We are confident he will build on Jed’s impressive achievements for the firm in the Boston market.”
Active in the community, McTygue serves on the Massachusetts Bar Foundation Grant Advisory Committee and the Boston Bar Association High School Summer Jobs Program Committee, and he is a fellow of the Massachusetts Bar Foundation and junior fellow of the Boston Bar Foundation. He has served on the boards of directors and fundraising committees of local non-profit organizations, including GLAD, Transition House, and the New England Shelter for Homeless Veterans. McTygue earned his law degree from Cornell Law School in 1996, where he served as editor in chief of the Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy, and his undergraduate degree, cum laude, from Denison University in 1992. Born and raised in Westborough, MA, McTygue now resides in Watertown, MA with his husband, Todd Rivers.
During Hendrick’s leadership, the office has experienced impressive growth in key practice areas, including private equity and venture capital, intellectual property, public finance, insurance and reinsurance, and litigation. Hendrick will assume a new role at the firm as Department Chair of the Public Policy & Government Relations practice and will devote more time to both practice demands and leadership roles as a member of the Boston Bar Association Council and as a trustee of the Massachusetts Bar Foundation.