Matt Blum is an associate in the Technology Transactions Group, where he represents and advises clients across a wide range of sectors including life sciences; healthcare and pharmaceuticals; software and information technology services; manufacturing, distribution, and supply; and energy.
Matt has worked with individual clients and public, private, and government entities of all sizes on various technology and intellectual property matters and related business transactions, including technology and research development, software licensing and cloud services platforms, technology outsourcing, and numerous other matters involving the commercialization, licensing, procurement, and sale of IP, and the use of technology. Matt also counsels clients on related matters involving information security, and he has worked with a number of clients on IP and information technology matters as part of corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions as well as private equity and venture capital financing.
Prior to going into private practice, Matt was an associate business officer and in-house legal counsel at a global enterprise software company, where he advised the company’s business, sales, and professional services teams on government and commercial software licensing and cloud services transactions, including product and service pricing, government and commercial resale, and overall deal strategy, legal risk, and revenue recognition matters. During law school, he also gained experience in administrative law matters as a legal intern at the First District Legal Office of the United States Coast Guard and as a law clerk to the Honorable Robert W. Gardner, Jr. of the Massachusetts Trial Court, District Court Department, where he was involved with a number of criminal, civil, housing, mental health, and other types of cases.
Matt has extensive experience as an accomplished United States Army officer and active duty veteran, having served as a military intelligence officer with the 1st Infantry Division and the 66th Military Intelligence Brigade (Theater), including assignments in Afghanistan, Germany, and the United States. He currently serves as a military intelligence officer in the United States Army Reserve and holds an active top secret security clearance.
Matt earned his law degree from Suffolk University Law School. During this time, he served as the editor-in-chief of the Suffolk Journal of Trial & Appellate Advocacy, a staff member of the Moot Court Honor Board, a treasurer and a member of the Suffolk Law Armed Services Association, and a founding vice president of the National Security Law Association. He holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, with a minor in law, policy, and society, from Northeastern University.
Matt is admitted to practice in Massachusetts and the District of Columbia. He is a member of the New England Corporate Counsel Association and the Boston Bar Association.Show More