Matthew D. Cook

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Matthew D.Cook
Phone: 801.532.1234
Direct: 801.536.6819

Matthew D. Cook is a corporate and finance shareholder at Parsons Behle & Latimer. Matt’s practice concentrates on corporate finance and financial institutions, general corporate matters (business organization, contact drafting and negotiation, business reorganizations and business separations), and mergers & acquisitions. Matt represents national banks, community banks, other financial institutions and lenders in connection with their lending and other transactions.  Matt routinely counsels corporations, limited liability companies, limited partnerships, other business entities, and equity owners on a broad range of corporate law and corporate finance related issues, including advising clients in all stages, from start-up through exit transactions. Matt brings a unique prospective and adds value by assisting clients in achieving creative solutions to their legal issues by collaborating with clients to achieve solutions that assess risk and cost to produce the most balanced and costs effective solutions to his clients’ legal issues. Matt focuses on long term relationships with clients enabling him to develop an extensive knowledge of his clients’ businesses and industries. This approach allows him to develop and cause the implementation of practical solutions to business and legal issues on a cost effective basis.

His corporate finance and financial institutions practice is focused on representing lenders and other financial institutions in connection with the negotiation, structuring, documentation and securitization of debt financing transactions and in assisting his financial institution clients with all issues, big and small, arising in the course of his institutional clients’ business operations. Matt also represents borrowers in connection with their financings, including negotiating debt, equity and securitization documents and related agreements.

His general corporate law practice focuses on conflict resolution among equity owners in closely held businesses, entity selection and organization, general corporate matters, contract drafting and negotiation, reorganizations, business separations, corporate finance and mergers & acquisitions.

While at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, Matt was a William H. Leary Scholar and received the CALI Excellence Award for judicial process, international business transactions, and comparative law.


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University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law (J.D., 2005)

William H. Leary Scholar

University of Minnesota (1999)

University of Salamanca (Spain) (1996)




University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law