is pleased to announce that Matt McTygue, partner-in-charge of the firm's Boston office, has been tapped to serve as co-chair of the Boston Bar Association's (BBA) Summer Jobs Steering Committee
. A member of this committee since 2010, this will be McTygue's first year as co-chair. In this role, McTygue will be a leader in recruiting law firms and in-house legal departments around the city to hire Boston public high school students through the BBA's Summer Jobs Program.
A collaboration of the BBA, Boston Public Schools, Mayor’s Office, and Boston Private Industry Council (PIC), employers participate in the BBA Summer Jobs program by hiring outstanding pre-selected students from the Boston Schools for eight weeks. The program allows students to earn money, get hands-on experience in a professional environment, and participate in enrichment opportunities. Throughout the course of the summer, students will complete a course teaching them how to make sound financial decisions, conduct a mock hearing at City Council, hone their communications and professional networking skills, and tour the Adams Courthouse while learning about the justice system.
McTygue is a partner in Edwards Wildman’s Business Law Department and co-chair of the firm's Debt Finance and Capital Markets Group. His practice 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 on the firm’s advisory committee and Boston Office diversity committee.
A longtime supporter of community involvement, McTygue 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, and has served on the Massachusetts Bar Foundation Grant Advisory Committee.