Ms. Shi is a seasoned trusts and estates and business law attorney. She advises clients with general estate planning, including wills and revocable trusts with estate tax planning, GST tax planning, and more advanced gift and estate planning, including using irrevocable life insurance trusts (ILITs), and intentionally defective grantor trusts (IDGTs), etc. She also advises clients on prenuptial and postnuptial agreements and different asset protection strategies. Ms. Shi advises many clients who have an international connection.
Ms. Shi also represents companies on a wide range of business law matters, including the formation of corporate entities, general corporate transactions, corporate financing, corporate governance, and compliance matters. She also advises high-net-worth investors on private equity transactions.
Prior to founding her own practice, Ms. Shi worked for Latham & Watkins, LLP in its New York office. At Latham & Watkins, LLP, she represented large companies and financial institutions in connection with registered and unregistered securities offerings, credit facilities, refinancing of existing secured credit facilities, and M&A transactions. Ms. Shi handled all aspects of deals including negotiating and drafting a wide variety of operative transaction documents. At Bloomberg, she worked on matters relating to brokerage, electronic trading, commodities, and OTC derivatives and oversaw legal aspects of swap execution facilities, etc.
University of Virginia, School of Law J.D.
Nanjing University, School of Law LLB, LLM
State of New York
State of New Jersey
Qualified to practice in the P.R. China
New York State Bar Association, International Section, Committee on International Estate and Trust Law
English, Mandarin and Wu dialect.
Matthew's practice focuses on commercial transactions (including M&A, joint ventures, and debt and equity issuances), fund formation, and investor-side representation in the private equity and venture capital space.
Matthew has particular experience representing emerging and mid-sized companies in the negotiation of debt and equity transactions key to their growth strategies. With clients in the U.S., the U.K., India, and China, Matthew also has broad familiarity with structuring and effecting cross-border deals.
Matthew advises on Securities Act, Advisers Act, and Investment Company Act compliance and other issues of interest to alternative investment funds and advisors. Matthew was previously an associate in the corporate transactional group of DLA Piper for seven years.
Matthew holds a B.A. and J.D. from the University of Washington and Lee.