Matt Steiner


Matt Steiner wakes up every day feeling lucky to live and work in San Diego, where he can not only do high-quality and intellectually rewarding lawyering but also can relax and play outdoors with his family year-round. Matt has a gift for finding thoughtful and creative solutions while structuring transformational deals and loves working on venture financings and M&A transactions. He also enjoys being in the trenches, advising and supporting clients on their most important matters.

Matt is a business lawyer and advisor focused on representing entrepreneurs, startups and established businesses. His practice consists of:

  • working with entrepreneurs from idea to exit
  • angel and venture capital financing transactions
  • mergers and acquisitions
  • acting as outside general counsel to startups and emerging growth companies

Before joining California Counsel Group, Matt practiced corporate law for more than 10 years at Morrison & Foerster, working with entrepreneurs and emerging growth companies on a variety of corporate legal matters, with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions and venture capital and private equity financing transactions.   Also during his career at MoFo, Matt was responsible for creating and developing various technology-assisted, internal drafting tools on behalf of the firm’s emerging company practice group. Matt also developed and led several firm-wide attorney training sessions on topics such as managing and closing M&A and equity financing transactions, drafting definitive acquisition and financing agreements and performing legal due diligence in acquisition and financing transactions.

And a little more.

  • Education

    University of California, Berkeley

    New York University School of Law

  • Fun Facts

    Matt dazzles his colleagues with his ability to quote movies and 90s rap lyrics.

    As a child, Matt dreamed of becoming a zookeeper or professional surfer.

    Matt was named after his dad, Robert. Matt’s full name is Robert Matthew Steiner. His dad and his grandfather are both Robert and his parents wanted to carry on the tradition but also wanted to avoid family dinner confusion. Problem solved. Clearly, strategic problem solving runs in the family