Matthew L. Holden, a Member of the Sills Cummis & Gross Corporate Department, has over fifteen years of experience in successfully meeting the legal needs of businesses, entrepreneurs, and high net worth individuals in the New York and New Jersey tri-state area and beyond. His practice includes managing all legal aspects of complex real estate matters as well as providing legal counsel and representation to a wide variety of businesses across industries in transactional, entertainment and media, and risk-avoidance matters, working with startups, emerging companies, and Fortune 500 companies alike.

Prior to joining Sills Cummis, Mr. Holden was the founder and managing member of Holden Legal Group, a boutique law firm. He began his legal career practicing corporate and securities law at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. Mr. Holden left Skadden to join Ospraie Management, the investment manager for the Ospraie Funds, as in-house counsel where he worked on general corporate, hedge fund, and securities and real estate related matters. Prior to earning his law degree, Mr. Holden obtained extensive finance experience while working in investment banking for Lehman Brothers.


  • Corporate
  • Corporate Banking and Finance
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Private Equity

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Representative Matters

  • Mergers and Acquisitions
    • Representation of a data management software company in its multimillion-dollar merger with a global legal and compliance technology company.
    • Representation of a New York City creative digital agency in its merger with a global consultancy and consumer engagement group.
    • Representation of a children’s clothing retailer and wholesale distributor in its asset sale.
    • Representation of a pharmaceutical company in its multimillion-dollar asset sale.
  • Corporate
    • Representation of online retailers in a three (3) step corporate reorganization pursuant to Section 368(a)(1)(B) of the Internal Revenue Code.
    • Representation of various clients in connection with the transfer of limited partnership interests within real estate general partnerships.
    • Representation of numerous clients with respect to asset purchases and sales in the following industries: medical, dental, automotive, restaurant, investment banking, clothing/garment, technology, and advertising.
  • Commercial Real Estate
    • Representation of a private equity lender in closing over $30 million in commercial loans in New York and New Jersey.
    • Representation of the owners of a Brooklyn, New York multifamily portfolio in a multimillion-dollar refinancing.
    • Representation of a limited liability real estate corporation in its multimillion-dollar purchase of a 42-unit condominium building in Plainfield, New Jersey.
    • Representation of the owner in the multimillion-dollar sale of a 110-unit apartment building in Merchantville, New Jersey.
  • Leasing
    • Representation of a global pharmaceutical company in its multi-year lease in Brooklyn, New York.
    • Representation of a global pharmaceutical company in its multi-year lease in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
    • Representation of a real estate company in the multi-year lease of its Church Avenue property in Brooklyn, New York.
    • Representation of the owner in the sale of its multimillion-dollar Bronx, New York warehouse to a real estate investment company.

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York


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  • Professional Affiliations
  • Member, ACG New Jersey

  • Member, Forbes Business Council

  • Member, New Jersey State Bar Association

  • Member, New York State Bar Association

    — Member, Real Property Law Section

  • Member, Bergen County Bar Association

  • Community Affiliations
  • Former Board Member, Temple Emanu-El (Closter, New Jersey)

  • President, Board of Directors, Sea Farm North Homeowners Association, Inc.


  • J.D., University of Miami School of Law
  • B.B.A., Emory University

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • New York