Matt Stamski advises on venture capital/private equity financing and M&A transactions that transform both startups and established businesses. Matt has led or assisted on over 100 transactions with an aggregate value in excess of $6 billion. Matt frequently navigates and resolves complex transactions, focusing on practical, real-world results.
Matt represents corporate venture capital divisions, institutional and individual investors, startups and mature businesses throughout a business’s life cycle. He helps clients achieve their objectives by providing practical solutions to complex legal and business challenges. Matt’s work often involves complex transactions with a heavy IP element, notably in the areas of life sciences, agtech and technology.

Corporate Counseling

In addition to deal work, Matt routinely advises companies on day-to-day matters, such as corporate governance, commercial transactions, employment and IP strategy, serving as a de facto general counsel for many clients.

Corporate Experience

  • Mergers and acquisitions, including control transactions, recapitalizations, call options and platform acquisitions and divestitures
  • Private equity/venture capital financing transactions, including angel rounds, convertible note financings, and preferred stock issuances
  • Licensing, distribution and supply agreements (typically as part of an equity financing or M&A transaction)
  • Company formation matters, including entity selection, initial equity allocations, stockholder agreements, equity incentive plans and capital raising
  • Fund formation and capital raising
  • Software licensing transactions
  • General commercial contracts

Startup Community Leadership

Matt participates in the Boulder startup community and mentors students at the School of Law Entrepreneurial Law Clinic at the University of Colorado School of Law.

Past Experience

Prior to law school, Matt was a research analyst in Boston and London, working with a number of large multinational corporations. During that time, he also managed a team of analysts in London, serving financial institutions with operations in Europe.

Personal Interests

When not in the office, Matt is likely to be found on his skis or his bike near Boulder.


Bar Admissions



University of Colorado Law School
J.D. Order of the Coif, Law Review (2006)

Harvard University
A.B. cum laude (1996)

Insights & Events

Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • Association for Corporate Growth — Leadership Twenty

Civic Activities

  • University of Colorado Entrepreneurial Law Clinic — Mentor
  • Sister Carmen's Community Center
  • Startup Colorado Legal Round Table

Firm Leadership

  • Faegre Baker Daniels — Emerging Companies & Venture Capital Practice, Executive Committee


  • LMG Life Sciences — Leading Life Sciences Lawyer, 2023
  • LMG Life Sciences — Life Sciences Star, 2022
  • BTI Client Service All-Star, 2017 
  • Colorado Super Lawyers — Rising Star, 2013-16
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