Bar Admissions

North Carolina


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


Matt Efird is a corporate lawyer whose practice focuses on the areas of mergers and acquisitions, private investments and private capital raising. He represents private equity groups and companies in a variety of industries in mergers, equity and asset acquisitions, and divestitures. Matt also represents financial investors in complex financing transactions and non-control equity investments. In addition, he represents companies in general corporate and commercial 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



News & Events




  • Valuation of Sponsorship Opportunities in Sports
    June 2009
    Entertainment Law & Finance


Professional Affiliations

  • North Carolina Motorsports Association and North Carolina Motorsports Foundation, Board Member, 2014-20
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Sports & Entertainment Section Council, Chair, 2013-14; Vice Chair, 2012-13; CLE Chair, 2010

Community Affiliations

  • Myers Park Presbyterian Church, Elder, 2020-present; Uganda Outreach Committee, Co-Chair, 2018-present; Children and Family Ministries Council, Chair, 2020-present
  • Bududa America Foundation, Board of Directors, 2019-present
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