Bar Admissions

North Carolina

Education

Wake Forest University, J.D., cum laude, 2006, Order of the Coif; John Thomas Byrum Scholar; Symposium Editor, Wake Forest Law Review, 2005-06

North Carolina State University, B.S., magna cum laude, 2003, John T. Caldwell Alumni Scholar

Profile

Matt Efird represents entrepreneurs, small and middle market companies, private fund managers and institutional investors in a variety of matters, from initial formation and general corporate affairs to private capital raising, private investment, and mergers and acquisitions transactions.

His work includes representing sponsors in the formation and offering of private funds, including funds of funds, venture capital funds, private equity funds and real estate funds. Matt also represents financial and strategic investors, including endowments, funds of funds, hospitals and government entities, in connection with investments in private funds and companies.

He counsels emerging growth companies through each stage of the company's life cycle, including initial formation, equity and convertible debt financings, and corporate governance and private securities laws compliance matters.

Matt also has extensive experience advising clients in the sports and entertainment industry, and in particular, has represented numerous motorsports teams, drivers, crew chiefs, sponsors and agents. His experience includes drafting, negotiating and interpreting sponsorship agreements in professional golf, football, basketball, baseball and motorsports; driver agreements; athlete management agreements; personal services and endorsement agreements; and license agreements.

Honors & Awards

  • North Carolina Super Lawyers, North Carolina Rising Star, entertainment and sports, 2012-16
  • Charlotte Business Journal, Charlotte’s Forty Under 40, 2016

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Professional Affiliations

  • North Carolina Motorsports Association and North Carolina Motorsports Foundation, Board Member
  • The Racing Attorney Conference, Planning Committee, Member
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Sports & Entertainment Section Council, Chair, 2013-14; Vice-chair, 2012-13; CLE Chairman, 2010

Community Affiliations

  • Myers Park Presbyterian Church, Malawi Outreach Committee, Co-chair, 2014-16
  • Double Oaks Child Development Center, Board of Directors, 2008-12 
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