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Partner - Matthew J. Monteith

Matthew J. Monteith


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Matthew Monteith is a partner in the firm's Business and Finance Practice Group, where he has a broad transactional practice. He represents venture capital and private equity firms in connection with portfolio company investments, acquisitions and dispositions and other debt and equity financings. Matt regularly helps to form, finance and advise high-growth companies in the software, mobile application, pharmaceutical and biotechnology, cybersecurity, consumer products and financial services industries through all stages of their growth.

Matt also represents commercial banks, mezzanine lenders, other senior and junior lending institutions, as well as corporate borrowers, in connection with complex commercial finance transactions including term and revolving credit facilities, asset-based financings, acquisition and equipment financings and mezzanine debt transactions.

Prior to joining Shipman & Goodwin, Matt spent a year at Connecticut Innovations, Incorporated, the State of Connecticut's venture capital fund focused on technology investing and innovation, where he assisted in structuring, negotiating and closing portfolio company investments.

Matt is a frequent presenter on issues relating to entity formation, convertible debt, preferred equity investment and commercial lending. He has been listed as a Connecticut Super Lawyer “Rising Star” each year since 2013.


  • Listed as a Connecticut Super Lawyer Rising Star®: Business/Corporate (2013-2018)
  • New Leader in the Law, Connecticut Law Tribune (2019)
  • CALI Excellence Awards for Class Performance in First Year Legal Writing and Second Year Legal Writing
  • Moot Court Board: Associate Chief Justice
  • Sports and Entertainment Law Society: President

Professional Affiliations

  • Crossroads Venture Group: Board Member, Hartford Chapter
  • BioCT
  • ABCT (Accelerator for Biosciences in CT): Venture Advisor
  • H.Y.P.E. (Hartford Young Professionals & Entrepreneurs)
  • American Bar Association
  • Connecticut Bar Association

Community Involvement

  • Vista Life Innovations: Member, Board of Directors; Finance & Investment Committee
  • Fred D. Wish School Volunteer Tutor Program

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